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    Sunday, October 15, 2006

    Mixed Bag

    Thanks to StomperGirl for giving my husband the drum.

    Off to Dan's he dutifully trudged. However, he didn't think i'd like the cheapo white ( Chardy ), so went 'upmarket' at $7 a bottle for some French Sauvvy.

    I'm a sucker for marketing, so I appreciate a French wine called "Arrogant Frog", and a drop named "Ribit White". I found it hilarious, and being reminded of Toad of Toad Hall is cool too.

    It aint Oyster Bay, but it does the trick.








    I also proto-typed the eggcarton spider I plan to get the kids to make for this Weds' Mother's Group at my house. Showers are forecast, which is typical. Bah. Told-you-so and etc. bah!

    I wonder if i'll get any trick-or-treaters this year ?
    I still have all the leftover bags of stale lollies from last year if any kids are keen enough ...

    16 comments:

    Anonymous said...

    The kids have actually been invited to a Halloween Party this year ... something I never thought I'd see outside the US. I like the fancy dress part of it - I'm not so keen on the truck loads of candy that gets brought home.

    h&b said...

    I felt bad the first year we moved here .. we had kiddie-callers, and it was just lucky I had a fresh stash. I supposed we'd moved to the burbs and duly remembered it.

    I worked it last year, and nary a caller. I was soooo disappointed.
    The boy loves an unexpected caller, so i'm hoping we'll get some this year :)

    Ditto on the candy though. I'm a bit of a carrot-stick nazi ....

    Bec of the Ladies Lounge said...

    I'm such a grump. I chased away grubby teenagers the last two years in our old house. They were hunting in a pack, hadn't bothered to dress up and were very much just in it for the lollies.

    Bah hallow-humbug.

    Maybe it's the move this year to more serene suburban streets and away from grungy inner city, or maybe it's just the inevitable passage of time, but I am feeling much more mellow about trick-or-treaters this year.

    As long as they're not grubby teenagers in civvies.

    Anonymous said...

    I love Halloween and the Trick-Or-Treaters, but the last couple of years we haven't had very many. I think it's because of the serious cold weather and the fact that so many people are promoting "safer" alternatives to door to door stuff.

    I love the new look too! :)

    Bec of the Ladies Lounge said...

    Forgot to say I like the spider!

    My float said...

    that spider is terrific. have you seen the site www.kidscraftweekly.com? they do some great stuff every week. although it seems like you have a good handle on the arty crafty stuff.

    i have to admit, the halloween thing annoys the beejeesus out of me. it's the only day of the year I thank the heavens that I live in a flat. a security one! they've got to get past the grumpy old trolls before they get to me, thank goodness!

    Stomper Girl said...

    Oh, I'm with you, I love the Arrogant Frog/Ribit wine. Not sure I could pay a whole $7 for a bottle though...
    The spider is excellent. Thanks for the Halloween heads-up too, I should stock in some lollies. And then hide them from Fixit or he will eat them instead - he's worse than the kids.

    Stomper Girl said...

    PS. Slow! Just noticed the new look, very nice. Does this mean you went Beta or have you just been playing?

    h&b said...

    Bec - no candy for plain-clothed kids. You want candy, you need to come to my house looking silly ;)

    My float - thanks for the link!
    Basically all my stuff is from childhood memories/Playschool.. so will check this site out .. ta !

    Stomper - no, just a bit of a tweak-up. Wanted to tweak, thought about Beta-er-ing at the same time, but nixed the latter .. for now .. ?

    Thanks all for the comp's on the site and the spider ! :)

    Melody said...

    I remember buying from Dan's a lovely box of Dan's own label wine for monet's b'day party last year. (For the adults obviously!) It was so nice and oh-so cheap. Something like $5 a bottle!

    carolyn said...

    Love the spider.

    nutmeg said...

    Your site looks beautiful!

    I was just at Dan Murphy's up here in Sydney but completely forgot to look for the wine bargains. I was on a beer mission for Mr J. Anyway, back I'll go.

    Thanks also to MF for the link; my crafty side has imploded of late. I'll be taking a look.

    But H&B, your spider looks a treat; I'm thinking you may not need many tips :-)

    Gina said...

    Kids....lollies....oh, they'll be keen. Thankfully we found a "halloween alternative" carnival complete with booths, petting zoo and costume contest to get us and and keep us from having to answer the door every nano second. (Bah-humbug-ish?).

    Angry Dad said...

    The Spider looks very very cool! I love it!

    mommy dearest said...

    i too love your spider. perhaps you picked up craft (and hairstyling)skills from your wonderful mother :)

    shpprgrl said...

    We have very few each year. I've started buying the good candy since we are usually the ones stuck with the leftovers....which isn't good! ;)

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