Halloween is coming…

Oh yes it is, with its claws and teeth and shifty eyes. With its heart-warming soups and hollowed out pumpkins. With its children that knock on your door and blackmail you into giving them a nasty case of tooth rot. And by far and away it’s the best time of year – the nights draw in, the wind starts to bite and there’s just a million excuses to curl up with a  book by the fire. It beats Christmas, the best thing about that being that you get to see more beards. It beats summer – the flies and the…