Halloween was busy for me as it falls in a school holiday when I run art activities and we also had Halloween Nights at work so this picture is of me just when I got home at about 9.30 at night after being at work since 9am. I've got rained on too after watching the wicker man being set on fire...
I am dressed as little dead riding hood.
You can't really see much of the outfit here, but it had a long black skirt with a skull shaped apron and a corset thing on top with a red cape. It was not super comfortable.
We did have a Halloween dinner the weekend before Halloween....
we had vegan chicken and sweetcorn pie which had a little halloweeny face.
After I'd made the pie I realised that the pie tin provided ears! aw.
we ate it with stwmp naw rhyw (which I wrote about last year right here)
It's hard to take a good picture of mash....
we washed it all down with Hobgoblin unofficial Halloween beer.
we didn't have time to even carve our pumpkins! or watch our halloween movies!
it's from ikea and comes in this brown colourway or in purple.
Roger Clarke was being interviewed on the radio the other morning when I was driving to work and his book sounds fascinating.
He talked about how the middle classes generally don't believe in ghosts - it's mainly the working classes or the upper classes who do.... he also talked about how in Victorian times ghosts were usually dressed in black (in the fashion of the period), whereas now they are usually seen dressed in white (or at least I think that's what he said, I was on my work to work and I was sleepy).
I definitely want to read this.
I went Urban Decay make up shopping the other day and somehow got into an awkward makeover situation which led to me spending A LOT on make up.
I did get this foundation though which is AMAZING.....
well, october has been a bit excessive reading wise...
am not sure how this happened.
my favourites were the Vali Myers biography, The Replacement (which was a teen fairy kinda thing), Knitting for Good and Chi's Sweet Home (of course! these books are the cutest).
Every year Bert and I agree to read a classic (which we class as anything over a hundred years old). Bert reads his sometime around spring (and probably more than one) whereas I forget about the whole thing and start to panic round about October. So, Candide was picked because it was quite short and because Rory read it on Gilmore Girls. I didn't like it, it was quite the romp and i'm not the rompy sort. I feel bad (and an idiot) for not liking Candide... but the Chris Ware cover is great.