So the Halloween decorations have been packed up for another year. October, my favourite month in my favourite time of year, has come and gone so quickly. I had four trick or treaters on Thursday night, same number I had in the last house. Not bad for a largely non-Halloween celebrating country. 
The avalanche of noise that is the retail build up to Christmas hasn’t quite started. I like to wait until the last week of November before the list making and decorating gets serious. 
The weather continues wet and windy with a day or so break in between what is this year, a mostly damp squib of a Fall. Thank goodness the OH bought a lot of waterproof gear in September. He intended it for camping, this was before Honey, our Lab cross arrived. He’s not done any camping yet, but the jackets and footwear have come in handy. At this rate we will need hip waders next to get through the sodden fields while doggo walking. Flooding is becoming a real problem and as usual, the authorities aren’t much use in a crisis. 
Brexit came and went on October 31st and the country didn’t implode and apparently, there is going to be a General Election in December of all months. I think they are taking crazy pills in London. Who in their right mind calls an election two weeks before Christmas? The whole leave/don’t leave the EU issue has dragged on for three and a half years and I’d say the average person could care less now. I don’t expect turn out at the polls in December will be high either and I wonder if the idiots, I mean the politicians, are counting on that. 
Regardless, they can get on with it. We are working to get home. Home being the Maritimes. I retire in three or four years and I don’t want to spend the last decade of my life on this side of the Atlantic. Thats my plan for the approaching new year.

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