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I am currently renting in a fairly well-off neighbourhood, and it always amuses me that there is clearly a fair bit of trick-or-treat tourism from the less salubrious areas! :lol:

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I am currently renting in a fairly well-off neighbourhood, and it always amuses me that there is clearly a fair bit of trick-or-treat tourism from the less salubrious areas! :lol:

You'd be surprised. I have found that Halloween (trick or treating) is very popular with the middle class kids (although I am sure that their champagne socialist parents look with anathema at what they consider to be an import from the evil empire).

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Perhaps the reporter should trick or treat her neighbours to assess the demographic of the people she lives by.

A quick run of the figures are, to afford a £630k house a couple today would need to earn £53k each with a 25% deposit of £160,000 and £24,000 for stamp duty... repayments would be £2,000 to £2,945 per month.

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There is an advert on TV at the moment for Hiscox insurance. It shows a lovely large detached house and starts with the line "at 35 I bought this house"

I'm the same age and the person with the most expensive house I know lives in terrace in St Albans probably built for railway workers!

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The road I live resembles the road in Halloween..detached houses set behind high hedges. Seems to be a hot suburban trick or treat route..which is why my partner and I will be in the city sitting it out in Wetherspoons.

Miserable old git like Mr Jelly........

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You'd be surprised. I have found that Halloween (trick or treating) is very popular with the middle class kids (although I am sure that their champagne socialist parents look with anathema at what they consider to be an import from the evil empire).

Halloween never happened not that long go...we only celebrated 'penny for the guy' 5th Nov....Halloween is a fairly recent nonentity commercial import from the US....waste of both time and money, just another excuse to sell more tat and rubbish.imo.

But this year is the warmest 31st Oct since records began apparently....that is something to celebrate. ;)

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Halloween never happened not that long go...we only celebrated 'penny for the guy' 5th Nov....Halloween is a fairly recent nonentity commercial import from the US....waste of both time and money, just another excuse to sell more tat and rubbish.imo.

But this year is the warmest 31st Oct since records began apparently....that is something to celebrate. ;)

Started to take off in the early 70s.......but we had turnip lanterns not pumpkins. Indeed the trick or treat bit had yet to be heard of.

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Writer laments the fact there are no kids in his street anymore because families cannot afford pre-election free market government's sub-prime lending backed mega bubble South East house prices.

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Ridiculously over priced housing warps everything. Fertility rates are down and average age of parents is rising just as the average age of FTBs is rising, shelter is usually a prerequisite before starting a family. Anyone else connecting the dots? It's now getting to the point where these fantasy prices are undermining society quite seriously.

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Ridiculously over priced housing warps everything. Fertility rates are down and average age of parents is rising just as the average age of FTBs is rising, shelter is usually a prerequisite before starting a family. Anyone else connecting the dots? It's now getting to the point where these fantasy prices are undermining society quite seriously.

They don't care one bit. It will be interesting from a human nature point of view how many people and sections of society they will throw under the bus as a sacrifice on the alter of house prices.

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There is an advert on TV at the moment for Hiscox insurance. It shows a lovely large detached house and starts with the line "at 35 I bought this house"

I'm the same age and the person with the most expensive house I know lives in terrace in St Albans probably built for railway workers!

An ex punk as well apparently.

Who writes this shit?

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Ridiculously over priced housing warps everything. Fertility rates are down and average age of parents is rising just as the average age of FTBs is rising, shelter is usually a prerequisite before starting a family. Anyone else connecting the dots? It's now getting to the point where these fantasy prices are undermining society quite seriously.

I was in Belgravia about there years back on Halloween around 5pm....seemed to be teeming with trick or treaters around Eton Square....I guess the 1% are excepted.

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This is not exactly a cheap area - we still usually get quite a few trick or treaters - most of them quite little, with a parent hovering in the background. I have invested in a lot of tubes of Smarties among other things, and I will be gutted if there are no Smarties left over, since I am rather partial.

Have just carved out a pumpkin to put in the window. Tomorrow it will make a nice soup with coconut milk and chillies and whatnot.

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This is not exactly a cheap area - we still usually get quite a few trick or treaters - most of them quite little, with a parent hovering in the background. I have invested in a lot of tubes of Smarties among other things, and I will be gutted if there are no Smarties left over, since I am rather partial.

Have just carved out a pumpkin to put in the window. Tomorrow it will make a nice soup with coconut milk and chillies and whatnot.

This is our 5th Halloween in our 5bed new build in Bucks. Was mental 5pm to 6pm, just got busy again the last 15 mins. One 2kg bucket of Asdas swizzels Matthews sweets (£8) is almost gone. Hopefully will have some left of the second by the time it goes dead @ 9pm.

Every year I find it an interesting social experiment. As a new build with 70% OO and 30% social housing you can see the difference in which kids are which. Firstly the under 10 OO kids nearly always have a parent lurking near them and when offered the bucket of sweets take one or two and have to be encouraged to take a few more. But the social housing kids are always in gangs of multi ages with no parents around (well sometimes if the eldest is only 5), and when offered the bucket to take some sweets they grab 1-2 handfuls each like you have given them permission to mug you of sweets without a fight.

The difference in manners and sense of entitlement is like night and day.

M

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This is our 5th Halloween in our 5bed new build in Bucks. Was mental 5pm to 6pm, just got busy again the last 15 mins. One 2kg bucket of Asdas swizzels Matthews sweets (£8) is almost gone. Hopefully will have some left of the second by the time it goes dead @ 9pm.

Every year I find it an interesting social experiment. As a new build with 70% OO and 30% social housing you can see the difference in which kids are which. Firstly the under 10 OO kids nearly always have a parent lurking near them and when offered the bucket of sweets take one or two and have to be encouraged to take a few more. But the social housing kids are always in gangs of multi ages with no parents around (well sometimes if the eldest is only 5), and when offered the bucket to take some sweets they grab 1-2 handfuls each like you have given them permission to mug you of sweets without a fight.

The difference in manners and sense of entitlement is like night and day.

M

Your choices are simple then....

Buckets of sweets for the nice children. Window Box mounted flame throwers to take care of the rest....

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Halloween never happened not that long go...we only celebrated 'penny for the guy' 5th Nov....Halloween is a fairly recent nonentity commercial import from the US....waste of both time and money, just another excuse to sell more tat and rubbish.imo.

But this year is the warmest 31st Oct since records began apparently....that is something to celebrate. ;)

Not so. I went out trick or treating every year when I was a child, over 25 years ago now, in the 80s. Just seems to be more commercial now. We would be more likely to get raisins and fruit than sweets but still had a lot of fun.

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This is our 5th Halloween in our 5bed new build in Bucks. Was mental 5pm to 6pm, just got busy again the last 15 mins. One 2kg bucket of Asdas swizzels Matthews sweets (£8) is almost gone. Hopefully will have some left of the second by the time it goes dead @ 9pm.

Every year I find it an interesting social experiment. As a new build with 70% OO and 30% social housing you can see the difference in which kids are which. Firstly the under 10 OO kids nearly always have a parent lurking near them and when offered the bucket of sweets take one or two and have to be encouraged to take a few more. But the social housing kids are always in gangs of multi ages with no parents around (well sometimes if the eldest is only 5), and when offered the bucket to take some sweets they grab 1-2 handfuls each like you have given them permission to mug you of sweets without a fight.

The difference in manners and sense of entitlement is like night and day.

M

Kids who are born with f all have little to lose by making a grab

Middle class kids have impressions to maintain

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I found Yorick whilst walking on Exmoor.

I fitted a few LED's and hung him up above the drivers seat in my VW.

He was much admired by the children and their parents. The youngsters were all very polite and grateful. One took two sweets by mistake and put one back in the jar!

Yorick1s.jpg

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