Excuse the Halloween wrap-up delay – I was slightly busy being a human sloth and sleeping off sickness. The good news is that I got a good 17 hours of shut eye, so I should be good for at least the next three days.

Halloween was both awesome and slightly disappointing. Awesome because the pre-halloween work party was like nothing I’ve ever experienced and disappointing because of a severe lack of Trick or Treaters.  Although I am the proud owner of a massive stash of chocolate in my pantry at the moment, even if a disheartening amount of them are terrible American Kit Kats. I don’t understand why a country so hell bent (pun intended) on topping the obesity stakes each year doesn’t produce better chocolate.  Or at least faintly edible chocolate. Poor form guys! You’re letting yourselves down and the entire country down!

Not only does it look inferior, it tastes awful

I had planned on dressing as Wednesday Addams but at the last second they sprang department themes on us. Ours was The Walking Dead. As in the zombie/vampire kind, not necessarily the show. So I broke my make-up bag out of the dust and cobwebs in the back of the wardrobe and had some

No one does dour better than me.

So Halloween is big. I’m taking full credit for getting my department to decorate, since apparently in previous years nobody did anything and only a handful of people dressed up. To be fair though, I didn’t have to do much to get them involved. Cut out a few bats and stick some bloody handprints up and all of a sudden everything explodes into a playground fit for a zombie.

The promise of a free lunch is strong around here it seems. It seems like no expense was spared in the pursuit of Halloween supremacy. There was a circus complete with carnival games (which I totally blitzed, thank you very much), Old MacDonald’s farm HAD A PETTING ZOO and Harry Potter’s world came with its own scarily realistic He-Who-Shall-Not-Be-Named. I’m talking down to the white body paint and asp-like nose.

If you’re more of a fan of the classics there was a Mad Hatter’s tea party with Alice in Wonderland and the Queen of Hearts wandering around in the background. Suffice to say, it was fantastic.

Actual Halloween was a slight let down. I was so worried about not having enough lollies/chocolates for trick or treaters that I am now left with a giant bowl of lollies and chocolates. Oh well, at least I’ll have snacks for ages.

*Not actual fun.