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I have been quite disappointed here in the UK with Halloween. That is because they barely have it! Noone trick or treats, or if they do they don't leave their streets and only really visit their neighbours. As I write this it's almost 9pm and noone has come to our door at all. Definately not what I'm use to as my mom and stepdad were mad about this holiday while I was growing up. Most of my colleagues at work have never even been trick or treating. I must admit I miss seeing the little kids in their cute costumes! Apparently here it's more of a devils night as the older kids just cause terror and knock on people's doors asking for money. Kinda sad.
Richard and I got dressed up on saturday night and went to a party that a work friend of Rich's was throwing. I kinda dressed up as a devil....I did the girly cop out thing where I bought a cute red sweater and just wore horns! haha. Rich on the other hand had an elaborate plan with 3 friends and they dressed up as ghost busters. it was quite cute as you can see.
Although they planned it for weeks, it wasn't until the last minute that they put it together and with the paint still drying, put their proton packs on. Omg I said proton packs...I live in Geek Land now.
The next day after we nursed mild hangovers I managed to drag Rich to town to help me last minute Christmas shop. It's all done and dusted now, ready to pack up.
I have become an Ebay addict lately..it's so easy to shop! Boots, scarves, jackets, beads. I love it! At this moment I'm typing on my brand new laptop that I coincidentally I bought off ebay! I'm so happy that I finally have my own computer and don't have to slot times with Rich anymore. I was always losing out anyways and had to resort to tricks to get him out of the chair so I could check my email. Although I keep pushing weird buttons and getting stuck, haha. Laptops take some getting use to for sure. I have to get a mouse this weekend.
Work is going well. I took another trip to Guernsey last week which was great. I will hopefully be taking a trip to Holland in December as my boss is leaving the company in a week or so and I have to take on a little more work. No complaints there as I am totally up for travelling for my job. We shall see really. I'm not sweating all this stuff anymore as I have come to learn that work is just work. As long as I have things I enjoy when I leave then I don't mind going in every day. I still have finishing my degree to look forward to as I should be starting it in the next month or two. That will take awhile but I'm in no rush. There are so many things I want to do.
Pretty soon I will be back at home. We arrive in Toronto next Thursday!! It seems so weird as I booked our tickets almost 4 months ago and have been waiting ever since. Time has literally flown past (haha no pun intended) I'm really looking forward to a little taste of Canada again. It will feel nice to be back amongst what is familiar. I feel like I need it to fuel up as I think it will be some time before I'm back again. I have to focus on one of the biggest reasons I moved over here, besides Rich of course, and that's travel.
Anyways, thats my update for the last month. Just been laying low and working away waiting for my holidays. Although with the manic schedule of this trip I will need another holiday when I get back for sure!
To all I shall see when I'm out there...see you soon! To everyone else, I will have lots to blog about and good pics to post when I return.