Australia - Six states..and that funny little island.

Discussion in 'Where am I? Where are you!' started by duckyfromoz, Nov 16, 2011.

  1. babyfoot

    babyfoot Chillin' With My Peeps

    and I have a dozen bags of goodies all ready for tonight, we are very rural so seldom get many kiddies but last year I was late getting home from work and found some kiddies just leaving my property, was sad that I hadn't done anything for them. Maybe I'll also get them dookin' for apples
     
  2. IamSamSam

    IamSamSam Chillin' With My Peeps

    Lol I have to say while I do like other cultures celebrating their own cultures I and my family don't take part because its not Our culture. Having said that. I hope all that do celebrate have a spooky happy Halloween
     
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  3. Fancychooklady

    Fancychooklady Chicken Obsessed

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    Not my thing, but we have lots of cultures here in Aus , and I have nothing but respect for others celebrating their beliefs . Last year woolworths had lovely big pumpkins for sale, the kind you cut the face in. They were $40 each. It would be a cold day in hell before I pay 40 bucks for a giant squash.
    Bit like valentines day, very commercial ! :bun and then there's the Easter bunny, oh don't get me started. Let's get back to chickens.
     
  4. IamSamSam

    IamSamSam Chillin' With My Peeps

    My kids said Easter bunnie is dead just give me chocolate and he is 5
     
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  5. IamSamSam

    IamSamSam Chillin' With My Peeps

    About chickens ok they are my 5 yo's too. He is autistic( high functioning) in kindy and loves animals. He just said yes he likes them MR Chickens so Sussex it is.
     
  6. Fancychooklady

    Fancychooklady Chicken Obsessed

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    Sam , chickens are great for "special " kids. The one on one contact and the responsibility of keeping chickens is a valuable tool for their " life " learning. Sussex are a great choice, because they are friendly , robust and just curious enough to come sit with you and treats of course. :thumbsup
     
  7. smallbluejellybean

    smallbluejellybean Chillin' With My Peeps

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    What do you call a yankie aussie? If you mate a lion and tiger you get a liger don't you? So what should we call ourselves? hmmm a yansie maybe?

    babyfoot, although my husband was born here in Australia, he grew up in his younger years in the UK and he has told me all about Guy Fawkes Day. I know its celebrated here in a few places too. I think it can't be coincidence that all these spooky holidays are all very close together in dates. The Day of the Dead is the 2 of November.

    I think Halloween can be very commercial, so can all holidays. Our family would both buy and make food to eat and decorations. We would pack them away and reuse the decorations each year.
    I think you can make it as commercial as you want. I make a lot of my own decorations and today I made brain cupcakes. I think I spent about $10 this year on candy. I think will Halloween, even in the US, you can make it as small or as big as you want. You can celebrate one year and not the next. What Halloween is to me is just a lot of fun for the kids and me.

    When I was in high school I would celebrate Greek Orthodox Easter, because all my friends were Greek and it was fun to have two Easters.
    I now celebrate Oktoberfest every year with my German friends, because that is fun.

    I like to have fun!!!
     
  8. Sandstorm495

    Sandstorm495 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I don't agree with Halloween myself but you enjoy yourself [​IMG]
     
  9. SandeeC

    SandeeC Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sorry I must add I don't celebrate Halloween. Only thing I do is follow tradition and hide sharp knives :) I think Halloween is becoming like Christmas in Aussie, way too commercialised :(
    Sorry if this offends anyone, but I get kids at the door saying "trick or treat" I ask them what Halloween means to them and they say candy. Says it all I think
     
  10. Sandstorm495

    Sandstorm495 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yep. Definetly too commercialised. There's really no point to it either, just another way of spending way to much money on candy.
     

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