Ash Ketchum (Pokémon) costume

Whilst the majority of Australian schools had their Book Week Parade some months ago, our school had another major event happening then, so our Book Parade was this morning!

Of course we had to create an Ash Ketchum costume…you have been following along with the Pokémon bedroom makeover, haven’t you? So you’d know how popular Pokémon is (and has been for some years) in this house! Continue reading

Halloween – Is It Just Another Commercialised Event?

Halloween is done and dusted for another year. Did you participate? Is it a big thing in your area?

And the big question – why do you participate?

Every year on my local area mums’ Facebook group there is much discussion in the lead-up to Halloween, wondering about the whys and why nots of participation. Many people who don’t like to join in thought that it really was just another commercialised festival and they were having none of it. Fair comment.

So let’s talk about that. You can read my thoughts and research into Halloween here and here from the past couple of years. As I was growing up, it was not an event that was celebrated much at all. But things have certainly changed! Continue reading