I’m not sure I’m ever going to get used to the flipped seasons. As we geared up for Halloween, the days became hotter and longer. A warm Halloween where you don’t need to get bundled up and begrudgingly cover half of your costume? What kind of strange fantasy place is this?
I’m told Halloween in the past few years has gotten more and more popular in Australia. It seemed pretty busy overall after school, so it felt similar to the States for us.
We kept it small and took her friend Ella along. The two made a cute cat/rockstar combo. It’s a tricky holiday to navigate when you’re dealing with food allergies and swapping out pieces and googling ingredient lists as you shuffle along. I was so thankful it wasn’t heavy on the milk chocolate this year and Nicola seemed excited about most things plopped in her bucket.
She and Ella traded pieces along the way, which was cute to watch. In Sydney, it seems that everyone (including us) started just after dinner, well before dusk. Once the sun went down, everyone scattered inside. It was nice to still have time for a glass of wine to wind down from the sugar high.