31 October, 2011

Happy Halloween!

A simple snap out of the window of my brother-in-law's guest room, where we stayed over the weekend in Poznań, Poland. It's not "Halloweeny" per se, but this holiday in Poland is called 
"Dzień Wszystkich Świȩtych" or "All Saints Day" and celebrated as a day of reflection - remembering friends and loved ones who have passed on. Sure, there are still the occasional Jack-o-Lanterns and fancy dress parties, but as far as I understand, children don't walk around the neighborhood collecting candy. Instead, they visit the graveyards and light candles for those who have gone before.
A lovely thought.

We had a wonderful, albeit short, time with my husband's brother and his fiance. Lots and lots of delicious food and a bit of shopping... not to mention getting our teeth fixed at the Dentist - but more on that later.
As much as I like handing out candy, I have no self control when it comes to the leftovers... tonight, we have decided to go on a date to the cinema to see Drive. I'm glad to have the option to purchase tickets online as I believe the cinema will be packed on this bank holiday Monday. 

How was your weekend? 


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