Saturday, 27 October 2012

HALLOWEEN - Witches, Devils and Jedi`s

Archie lumbers up to meet  the Darth Vader
Archie the Jedi takes on the Darth Vader!

Ruby does her zombie walk

My brother Kevin scares the kids with his Phantom Outfit

Cute little witch

Robbie Williams to Switch on Christmas Lights


I love London I really do but pay to stand in Oxford Street to see the Christmas Lights switched on takes the biscuit.

Robbie Williams is switching on the lights great I like him as much as most people. He will plug his new Christmas song and Album fine no problem with that.

The lights will be switched on by him and there will be a bit more music from other people. Great all good for London and the shops.


Why then are we expected to pay for tickets to stand in the cold in Oxford Street to watch this event. 

I really resent this I am a bit of a planner and booked Travelodge rooms months ago to take some of the family to London to see the lights switched on.  I had not planned to have to pay to stand in Oxford street.

I am sure plenty of people will pay but I find the whole principle of it wrong.

Halloween Fun

My eight year old neice was with me earlier talking about her Halloween costume that she is wearing to a party tonight.

She then says aunty Chris can I borrow your laptop please I want to google some spells for tonight!

The modern witch I persume.  It did make me laugh .

Tuesday, 23 October 2012

Chocolate Ghost Train

Ghost Train
Chocolate Ghost Train

I am not very good a baking cakes but I wanted to create a chocolate ghost train for Halloween so this is my practice run.

I have used two chocolate swiss rolls (2 for £2 )  some small mini rolls for wheels and sweets for decorations. The ghost at the front is from a pack of glow in the dark stickers that I have from last year. It looks a little busy so I will add another chocolate swiss roll for Halloween and spread the sweets out more. I also think I will use white chocolate buttons for the wheels as these mini rolls don`t look right. 

If you have young children you could make a ghost train by covering cheap swiss rolls in chocolate. The small spoons from ice cream tubs covered in white chocolate would make great ghosts. 

Table setting

I have added fairy lights to my broomstick behind the table. There is also a little witch who lives in the broomstick this is a permanent fixture in my home. I hung a witches hat up to cover a picture on the wall and hey presto I will be ready to decorate the table.

Table decorations