Sunday, 31 October 2010


As a person who follows the wheel of the year Samhain or Halloween is a very special time for me. Although it is now a very popular celebration I still like to dwell on it's true meaning. It is a time they say when the veil between the two worlds are at it's thinnest, the two worlds being earth and the spirit world.

I can't say whether this is true or not as we'll never know, but I like to take it as a time to honour those I love who has passed over into the spirit world.

Of course the dressing up and the Trick or treating is fun, it never deflects the true meaning for me. As we get older the list of love ones sadly grows over the years but I will tell my Dad how much I love him and my Grand parents and the many Aunts and Uncles I have lost of late. I will think of my many Cats who have also left me, so if that Veil is at it's thinnest tonight please remember I love and miss you all.
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My Halloween Bag

Couldn't resist showing you my new Halloween bag, nice and big holds everything loads of compartments a real bargain.

Friday, 29 October 2010

Decorating Pumpkins

Just saw these Pumpkins in a magazine, absolutely loved them, just had to share.

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Thursday, 28 October 2010


I'm a person who is always behind in updating my blog, but I can't let this week go by without doing something on it for Halloween. I love this Holiday although it is not as big in the UK as it is in the USA I think it's a good time to decorate around the house, now anyone who knows me knows I don't really need an excuse to decorate, Spring is a great excuse so is autumn so Halloween isn't going to escape me.

I also love outdoor Halloween decorations so I have been trawling through the many great images from magazines on line for some inspiration. So most of these images have come from magazines such as House and Home, Home and Gardens, Country Living etc.

Decorating for Halloween needn't be expensive, a few Pumpkins simply carved out makes great lanterns, but even the smaller squashes look great grouped simply in a bowl on a table.

Pumkins look great outdoors lighting a pathway up or even just some glass jars with candles I. Will set the scene just as well.

I usually have friends over for Halloween for a nice meal, I love to do a Pumpkin Soup and usually another dish using the discarded pumpkin flesh will share a few with you when I have time to find them.Pumpkin Curry is a fave of mine.Weather permitting we will try and sit outside for a few hours and have mulled cider or just warm apple juice, we usually tell a few ghost stories for added effect. if it's a bit chilly I light my Chimena and usually find after a few drinks we usually warm up.

Here are a few of my fave Halloween decorations I found, maybe they will also inspire you like they have me.


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Sunday, 24 October 2010

Mum and Baby

Noticed my resident Hedgehog had a young baby in tow this summer, this was a quick pic I managed to take with my phone so the quality isn't too good.
I noticed the youngster was out and about when two mins later mum came out and brought him back to their hiding place, it was truly wonderful to see.

Just hope they managed to eat enough this Summer to see them through the winter I presume they will now have gone into hibernation for the winter.

I have lived in this house for 8 years now and not a year has gone by without me seeing Hedgehogs in the garden, they are so cute don't you just love them.

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Tuesday, 12 October 2010

To sit and dream

Do you ever see a picture and you want to sit down and enjoy the view, maybe have a picnic, read a book? Isn't this just the most beautiful spot?

A nice picnic basket containing Butternut Squash soup, Herb bead, A nice roasted vegetable salad and maybe some apple spice muffins and I'm In heaven.

All I need now is my new Joanne Harris novel and I'm all set for the day.


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Sunday, 3 October 2010

An Autumn Evening

An Autumn Evening by Lucy Maud Montgomery
Dark hills against a hollow crocus sky
Scarfed with its crimson pennons, and below
The dome of sunset long, hushed valleys lie
Cradling the twilight, where the lone winds blow
And wake among the harps of leafless trees
Fantastic runes and mournful melodies.

The chilly purple air is threaded through
With silver from the rising moon afar,
And from a gulf of clear, unfathomed blue
In the southwest glimmers a great gold star
Above the darkening druid glens of fir
Where beckoning boughs and elfin voices stir.

And so I wander through the shadows still,
And look and listen with a rapt delight,
Pausing again and yet again at will
To drink the elusive beauty of the night,
Until my soul is filled, as some deep cup,
That with divine enchantment is brimmed up.