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A heads-up for those with kids or who know others with kids...

Beware of flammable children's Halloween costumes... https://www.msn.com/en-gb/news/uknew...id=mailsignout
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Re: Halloween Warning

Halloween has been of little significance in British culture in the past. It's now mainly an American fabrication to create a source of more retail sales.

We'll be celebrating July 4th next!

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Re: Halloween Warning

We have celbrated 4th July for years - celebrating when the kids left home.
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Halloween has been of little significance in British culture in the past. It's now mainly an American fabrication to create a source of more retail sales.


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An American fabrication to generate retail sales of Chinese crap to be precise.
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An American fabrication to generate retail sales of Chinese crap to be precise.
Plus an inordinate waste of vast quantities of pumpkins.
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Plus an inordinate waste of vast quantities of pumpkins.
We tried making pumpkin pie some years ago. Filthy stuff! Plain pumpkins have an insipid 'dirty' taste and need sugars and lots of spices to disguise it. The only thing worth eating are the seeds, but they're a fiddle to shell.

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We tried making pumpkin pie some years ago. Filthy stuff! Plain pumpkins have an insipid 'dirty' taste and need sugars and lots of spices to disguise it. The only thing worth eating are the seeds, but they're a fiddle to shell.

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A lot of waste Id guess! Probably for the best though!

I dont like any sort of squash but wife does.
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Re: Halloween Warning

In about 2004 or 2005 ish the US changed the date of moving the clocks to winter time. It used to be the same weekend as we in Europe changed to winter time.

The story goes that the treats lobby - the companys making /selling chocolates, sweets etc persuaded the US government to move the time change back a week (aprox) so that Halloween day was always held in Summertime. The argument goes that the kids could stay out longer scrounging treats so the treat makers could make and sell more treats to the hounded treat givers.
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Capitalism, don’t you just love it!
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We'll be celebrating July 4th next!
When we lost responsiblity for America? I'd drink to that!

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We could do with taking them in hand right now, that idiot Trump will be the death of us all at the rate hes going.
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