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Woke to find chocolate milk allover one side of motorhome. Fortunately I found it before it had dried on. This is vandalism in my book, we had sweets but no one bothered to knock.j
 

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It's nothing to do with Hallowe'en but either vandalism or an accident someone didn't own up to.
 

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Woke to find chocolate milk allover one side of motorhome. Fortunately I found it before it had dried on. This is vandalism in my book, we had sweets but no one bothered to knock.j
I think the title of the thread sums it up,bloody morons:mad:
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I find it too much of a coincidence that the emergence of 'Trick or Treat' and Haloween in general over the last few years conincides with the overall reduction of Fireworks night festivities on a personal level.
Once upon a time, before the H and S brigade got their hands on firework legislation and the like, there was no Haloween.

It is just commercialisation's way of filling a gap in their market.
 

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There was always guising in the Borders..... kids and adults would go from door to door in disguises and usually sing for sweets. It's still called guising here but we are around 50 years behind the rest of the UK. Sandy Shaw has been at No 1 for a week.
 

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A bit paranoid I think!
Could have just been an accident ,all said and done it's just milk ,it will wash off no probs as will bird shit dried by the sun for a week or two.
Was it a couple of youths up to no good ,it could have been ,today tomorrow or next week. It could happen any where or any time .The fact that you had sweets in and no one knocked means what? .Are you trying to blame Halloween !


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Bloody Americanism brought over by Walmart and Tesco. Just a money making exercise.
I thought it was a 2000 year old Pagan festival, where Celts dressed as ghouls and were given sweets to appease the dead. Try as they might to claim they invented it, the Americans weren't around then!
I thought they just introduced the pumpkin.
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I thought it was a 2000 year old Pagan festival, where Celts dressed as ghouls and were given sweets to appease the dead. Try as they might to claim they invented it, the Americans weren't around then!
I thought they just introduced the pumpkin.
Allan

Pretty much spot on.. and little to do with sceptics..
I am a bit baffled as to why chocolate milk on the side of the van would
A) damage anything
B) be anything to do with Haloween

Chocolate milk would not be anyones choice of nuisance making.. eggs yes, but chocy milk ?
 

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I thought it was a 2000 year old Pagan festival, where Celts dressed as ghouls and were given sweets to appease the dead. Try as they might to claim they invented it, the Americans weren't around then!
I thought they just introduced the pumpkin.
Allan
Yep, hoards of Celt's mincing around, covered on Haloween woad, knocking on cave doors, people giving them Spangles and Dolly Mixtures........:Eeek: The modern version of All Hallows Day is just a trumped up version of how The Yanks see it, however, it is still practised in it's original form today, in Ireland. People copy there own heads by using turnips, (which explains a lot to me). :)
Two pictures. The first one is an Irish turnip. (y) The second one is an Irishman dressed as a turnip.......:)

turnip1.jpg



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Yep, hoards of Celt's mincing around, covered on Haloween woad, knocking on cave doors, people giving them Spangles and Dolly Mixtures........:Eeek: The modern version of All Hallows Day is just a trumped up version of how The Yanks see it, however, it is still practised in it's original form today, in Ireland. People copy there own heads by using turnips, (which explains a lot to me). :)
Two pictures. The first one is an Irish turnip. (y) The second one is an Irishman dressed as a turnip.......:)

That's funny because the last turnip head I seen belonged to an englishman.....Ghrame Taylor to be precise! In fact, after englands " display " in the recent world cup, hodgson could be considered to be the king of all turnip heads!!...not forgetting the turnips he put out on the pitch!!!
 
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Maybe my assumption was incorrect but we have a long drive and the vehicles are not visible from the road so it is unlikely that anyone would accidentally do it. I was irritated as I was up early and had a long journey and I had not factored in having to clean one side of the van. As it was not fully light it was not obvious what it was until after I had cleaned it off easily.
Thank you for the humorous comments. If the Pope has his way it will be Dia de los muertos although that started as a non Christian festival as well like so many.
I can remember trying to carve swedes and turnips and even potatoes as a child , don't think pumpkins arrived in the Westcountry untill I was an adult.

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Chocolate milk would not be anyones choice of nuisance making.. eggs yes, but chocy milk ?
Depends what the morons have to hand at the time. We haven't suffered from that sort of vandalism here but often have bottles/cans/pizza boxes dumped over the garden wall when the morons tire of carrying them.

Perhaps choice differs as a result of the lack of brain cells :)
 
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Well, I for one love to have the trick or treaters knocking on my door so I can meet them and hand out sweets. All are accompanied by their parents and for me it's great fun. Something l look forward to each year. Very surprised at the number of members who post negative comments on this event. Still, as they say up north, there's nowt as queer as folks.
 

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Why do 50% or the threads on here turn into anti-Tesco rants?:reel:

Haha, because they are lying book fiddling buggers and Walmart are Yanks :LOL:

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it costs me a fortune in sweets. but it does get rid of my foster kids for a couple of hours. but if the [child] who took my bowl. I would like it back please. I need it for next year.
 

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That's funny because the last turnip head I seen belonged to an englishman.....Ghrame Taylor to be precise! In fact, after englands " display " in the recent world cup, hodgson could be considered to be the king of all turnip heads!!...not forgetting the turnips he put out on the pitch!!!


No, the last turnip head you seen was the picture of an Irishman dressed as a turnip holding a Thompson Sub Machine Gun. (y) look out of your window, Wicklow is full of people with the intelligence of your average turnip.
 
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We have a poster supplied be one of the local throwaways which states

"GO AWAY you little silly billy! we don't follow the Colonial Custom, Please put you Pumpkin somewhere dark and smelly, Have a nice day!"


Or words similar to those, but maybe a tad more unwelcoming:LOL:

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No, the last turnip head you seen was the picture of an Irishman dressed as a turnip holding a Thompson Sub Machine Gun. (y) look out of your window, Wicklow is full of people with the intelligence of your average turnip.

I look out my window and see a nation of proud people, you know nothing about Wicklow or anything else for that matter. Its the nasty response from you that explains a lot about you and your intelligence.
 

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I look out my window and see a nation of proud people, you know nothing about Wicklow or anything else for that matter. Its the nasty response from you that explains a lot about you and your intelligence.
Ohhhhhhhhhhhooooooooo. You must have won a box of assumptions in The Irish lottery! :Eeek: I know lots about Wicklow. Its the number one place in the world for emptying your cassette. :rofl:
 
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Don't blame the Yanks. As others have said we started it long before, but gave it up for a "festival" that celebrates a failed terrorist plot against a dictatorial government.

Halloween has been popular in America for many years, but you can't blame them for our yobbish attitude towards it. My daughter lives over there - she had about 20 knocks on the door and had treats for them all. Without exception they were all extremely polite with lots of pleases and thank yous. All of them were with their parents - with the older ones Mum and Dad stayed by the road, but with the young ones they came to the door with them. Result was a pleasant and harmless bit of family fun.
 
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Don't blame the Yanks. As others have said we started it long before, but gave it up for a "festival" that celebrates a failed terrorist plot against a dictatorial government.

Halloween has been popular in America for many years, but you can't blame them for our yobbish attitude towards it. My daughter lives over there - she had about 20 knocks on the door and had treats for them all. Without exception they were all extremely polite with lots of pleases and thank yous. All of them were with their parents - with the older ones Mum and Dad stayed by the road, but with the young ones they came to the door with them. Result was a pleasant and harmless bit of family fun.
This has also been my experience with young children.Their parents always visable and within earshot. Some of the conversations I've had with the 3_5 year olds are priceless. Last night one very young Polish girls described how she would brush her teeth after being sick from eating too many treat's. Her mother and I were in raptours. I too found all the children polite and curtious and many guided by their parents on behaviour. Brilliant and refreshing, yet I come from a working town with a lot of eastern Europeans settling here. Many of those who knocked on my door set a higher standard of behaviour than some of our home grown residents. Anyway, I'm a great a t supporter of this tradition and long may it continue.
 
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I look out my window and see a nation of proud people, you know nothing about Wicklow or anything else for that matter. Its the nasty response from you that explains a lot about you and your intelligence.
Yes! No doubt about it, the Irish are fantastic people. Don't rise to other members negative comments, your well above that!

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