All Hallows Eve

Good blog post by Duncan McLaren about What’s right with Halloween.

Last night I got home in the dark from a cycle. I was just unlocking the shed when a small group of ghouls and ghosts appeared at the back gate.

“Trick or treat!” they exclaimed in unison.

“Seriously,” I said, “do I look like I’ve got anything apart from my bike?”

They reluctantly agreed.  I guessed that it would be “trick” time, then. But they didn’t hold up their side of the contract.

“Are you having good fun?” I asked.

“Look how many sweeties I’ve got” said one ghirl (that’s a girl ghoul), holding up a carrier bag as they wandered away.

I think I got away lightly. Little did they know, but I had a half-eaten bag of out-of-date, dry roasted peanuts in my pannier.

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Gareth Saunders

I’m Gareth J M Saunders, 47 years old, 6′ 4″, father of 3 boys (including twins). Scrum master at Vision Ltd, Dundee. Latterly, web architect and agile project manager at the University of St Andrews and former warden at Agnes Blackadder Hall. Enneagram type FOUR and introvert, I am a non-stipendiary priest in the Scottish Episcopal Church, I sing with the NYCGB alumni choir, play guitar, write, draw and laugh… a lot.

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