I don’t do Hallowe’en

I avoid commercialised ‘celebrations’ – Hallowe’en, Christmas, Easter. I stick to the midsummer and midwinter solstices. Twice a year is holy enough for me.

Guy Fawkes night on 5th November, now, that’s a different story. I like to remember that we’re celebrating insurrection, rather than the torture and execution of Catholics, as I watch the sky explode with fire flowers from the safety of my armchair.

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