5 tips for surviving Halloween

What’s that? You mean, you don’t want to be scared to the point of your hair falling out and your eyes turning to ice? You mean you’d rather think about what presents to get little Bobby for Christmas? You mean you’d rather drink sherry for breakfast and try out your new recipe for how to make the best, most scrummy, least smelly Brussels sprouts ever? Well, why didn’t you say so in the first place? Here’s five tips for how to survive the horror season. Avoid clowns AT ALL COSTS This probably means avoiding the heady heights of Northampton. I’m…

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…