Happy Halloween?

Oh, you should have been in my house last night. Picture the scene……me and my daughter out walking the dogs, my son at the school open evening. We get home and the house is exactly as we left it. I go into the living room to take the collars and leads of the hairy hounds, she goes into the kitchen to put their food into the bowls.


17 year old, over 6 feet tall son leaps out of his room and scares the beejaysus out of his sister, she’s screaming, me and him are howling with laughter, she actually slid down the living room doorframe and lay on the carpet. I know I’m a bad mum, but it was the funniest thing I’ve seen in a long time. Only thing wrong? He should have left it until tonight 😀

Halloween SHOULD be scary, I can’t be doing with cheery greetings of ‘Happy Halloween’.  And it’s not ‘Trick or Treat’ (a phrase that is guaranteed to put my teeth on edge) it’s called ‘guising’, and don’t ask of sweets or money and just stand there looking like a numpty at my house, I want a turn. Not necessarily like the one that Katy had last night though. We had to sing or dance or tell a joke before neighbours would fork out. As it should be. So I’ve got enough chocolate in the house to give a dentist nightmares, and I’m making enough homemade Toffee Apples that, hopefully, I might be able to snag one at the end of the evening.

Toffee Apples

  1. 450g sugar
  2. 150ml (1/4 pint) water
  3. 30g (1 oz) butter
  4. 1 tablespoon glucose
  5. 3 drops red food colouring
  6. 6 apples
  7. 6 lollypop sticks


Wash and dry the apples thoroughly. Impale them on the skewers.
Place sugar and water into a saucepan, stir over heat until the sugar is dissolved. Add butter and glucose, cook rapidly, without stirring until it reaches 150 degrees C or is at hard crack stage.


When mixture stops bubbling, add the red food colouring.
Stand the saucepan in a large bowl of hot water to prevent the toffee from setting. Dip apples into the toffee to coat thoroughly. Stand upright (apple down) on a greased tray to set. When cold wrap in cellophane or greaseproof paper.



And if you’re stuck for a joke when you go out this evening, here’s one…………What do you call a Spanish Streaker?

Senior Wullie. I didn’t say they had to be good jokes 😀 😀 😀

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2 Responses to Happy Halloween?

  1. These look very nice indeed, I remember making toffee apple with my mum when I was younger – although we were kept at a distance from the hot toffee!

    I pleased to hear you make the trick or treaters earn their rewards!

  2. Thank you for your comment Angela. I’d love to be able to tell you how nice they were, but they were all gone by the time I managed to close the doors. Ah well, I’ll just have to make some more for Bonfire Night 😀

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