Trick or treat..

A gypsy fire is on the hearth,
Sign of the carnival of mirth;
Through the dun fields and from the glade
Flash merry folk in masquerade,
For this is Hallowe’en!

It is Halloween! My Halloween is pretty much over – being old and having a working life still (for the moment) all the fun of Halloween had to be crammed into the weekend before hand.

This Merry weekend facilitated by my friends I have carved a pumpkin for the first time (I know it’s not the most fabulous pumpkin but it was my first and I can neither draw nor craft with my hands)

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Also fun was had visiting the Blackpool Dungeons (even with the strong sense of deja vu after the York dungeons some years ago) and watching “Paranormal Entity” (the godawful b-movie copy of Paranormal Activity we picked up because we are stupid) along with “The Fourth Kind” (ok but storyline entirely unconvincing even if it is about alien abductions – when they claim footage is true archive it annoys me) and Trollhunter (by far the best film of the bunch – very cleverly made).

I also lugged my enormous, heavy and hot costume to the other side of the country to partake of the festivities – I took my camera along to take some photos too! I should note that the costume, although heavy and hot in crowded bars were worth it because a; it got me a high five from all the barmen when I ordered white russians, and b; it did cause some scared passers by!

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My costume above

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Friend in semi-matching (same theme) costume

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East meets.. er.. East?

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Shaun of the dead costume

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A possessed marionette

And I’ll add some more gratuitous vegetable shots to finish

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