Generally, around October, I get into my spooky groove and start to enjoy the long dark evening. Naa, not this year. This is why I’m not into the Halloween spirit this year.

Once summer is over, my full undivided attention goes to Halloween. Now if you didn’t know already – I love Halloween. I always go full-out on Halloween.

Spooky bedtime stories, strange panorama videos on YouTube, dressing up and scaring the neighbours’ kids, and off course a little bit of ghost hunting around my local area. I like to relish in all thing spookiness throughout the month of October.

Some folks relish in Christmas or even Valentine’s day – naaaa not me. Halloween is my holiday and something I enjoy more than Valentine’s day and even Christmas.

I always had a love for the strange and spookiness, even when I was a child. This could be because I had some unexplainable things happen to me.

So it begs the question, why am I not into the Halloween spirit this year? Why am I not being my usual spookiness weirdness?

And the answers are pretty simple – it has been so warm and mild this October. It has been feeling more of Spring and summer, then cool dark, gloomy Autumn; which I was hoping for.

When we went to Littlehampton last week, we were on the beach in jeans and a t-shirt. We had to keep pinching ourselves to remember that it’s October.

Even now, as I’m sitting here with a window open, full sun blaring in and it feels so mild.

This isn’t how I like my October.

This mild weather has ruined my Halloween spirit this year. I had no desire to read spooky stories at bedtime or watch strange paranormal videos; I even think I won’t bother dressing up and doing a little ghost hunting this year.

I feel a little sad about this. I feel like this little tradition that has always been a part of me – have gone. Ok, not gone completely, just not there this year.

I’m not going to start waffling about climate change, but the evidence is already noticeable, and it is foolish if you didn’t notice it.

So what am I going to do instead? To be honest – I genuinely don’t know. I could try and buy a pumpkin to help me, which I honestly don’t think it will. Or I could try and force myself to have that Halloween spirit, but I could end up hating it instead.

For now, all I can do is write how I’m sad I don’t have that Halloween spirit, keeps my fingers and toes crossed that it will return and hope mother nature listen and give me that fresh, crisp Autumn air I’d be looking for.

Who else feels they have lost their own Halloween spirit this year?