L'Ombre de l'Olivier

The Shadow of the Olive Tree

being the maunderings of an Englishman on the Côte d'Azur

31 October 2006 Blog Home : October 2006 : Permalink

Treek ou Treet?

One of those "Why did I forget to bring the camera?" moments just occured. Our house was just visited by a giggle of French teenage witches celebrating 'Allo'een.
Fortunately before I could do much more than complain to She Who Must Be Obeyed about my stupidity the giggle returned and I managed to snap this rather blurry photo. It seems that I'm the only person in the quartier who understands trick or treat and gave them anything so they thought I might be good for a second round... Anyway I told them to go bother the other Anglais at the top of the hill so maybe they got more treats.

I'm not sure if this proves or disproves the BBC story about the death of Halloween in France. It is true that the supermarkets were concentrating on more important things like foie gras and mushrooms but it looks like the youth of France is keen on the idea even if it is terribly American.

By the way these four young ladies were out on their own with no parental supervision what so ever. I wonder how many trick or treaters from across the pond are similarly unaccompanied?

I despise l'Escroc and Vile Pin