Halloween Treats!

How lucky are we that this year, Halloween is held on a actual weekend! Which is why I want to talk about the yummy treats that are some of our favs for Halloween! After all, what is Halloween without food. It’s just not a thing.

Now I am going to post a article from Delish.com, for all those people who are possibly actually celebrating Halloween this year and may need some easy ideas. But I want to talk about yours and mine, absolute favourites!

50+ Easy Halloween Party Treats

Some of these I would not call “easy” to make, lol. Be wary, some of them may actually give you a heart attack lol

Now, these may shock some…but I don’t actually like pumpkin…You know, the traditional food of Halloween…I like pumpkin soup, but mostly, I don’t like pumpkin.

I actually went to America, over a decade ago now. It wasn’t until I was in Australia, that I first tasted candy corn, and maaaaaaaaaaaaaaan, do I LOVE it!

Share Your World…Kind of, lol

I’m doing a little bit of a twist on the Share Your World, meaning when it’s usually about sharing some questions that the beautiful Melanie (and sometimes Roy) share with us. What am I going to share with you, is what I like to do to celebrate the more “Americanised” Halloween.

Favourite Halloween Films:

I’m honestly, not into the scary films, like your very scary, violent films … Real life is scary enough after all.

  • Nightmare Before Christmas
  • All The Addams Family
  • The Mummy
  • Phantom of the Opera
  • Sleepy Hollow
  • Young Frankenstein
  • Dracula (Keanu Reeves, Ryder and Oldman).

Favourite Halloween Foods/Treats:

  • Candy Corn…I think it’s delicious!
  • I love making chocolate mousse and then putting gummy worms through it.
  • I haven’t yet, but I do want too make mead!
  • I do like toffee apples, but I can never get through it all.
  • In the past, I have made popcorn with white icing, and candy corn. You have to use either salted popcorn or buttered, for a really good flavour. Nothing plain on Halloween! The white icing sticks the candy corn to the popcorn.
  • I don’t know why, but I really love Oreos on Halloween.
  • Smores…I’ve seen a recipes call them Ghost Smores, they just put little eyes on the peak.
  • Hot Chocolate … with the Marshmallow!

Favourite Halloween Music:

Favourite Halloween Tales:

  • Jack-o-Lanterns and the Legend of ‘Stingy Jack’
  • The Raven – Edgar Allan Poe
  • Sleepy Hollow
  • Frankenstein
  • Dracula

We have to talk about Halloweenie

Now, I am neither American, and I think I’m about 1/16th Irish. However, I really love Halloween. I can’t explain, I’m terrible with actually scary movies. Not your Addams family, and nightmare before Christmas. I’m talking more your Freddie’s and Jason’s.

Not too mention this whole year, has felt like a whole horror film, all by itself.

Is anyone else having the same problem? I don’t know about yourselves, even though Australia doesn’t really “celebrate” Halloween. We’re already starting to get Christmas stuff in the store! I looooooooove Christmas! But even the mid of October is a bit early for me.

Share Your World…05/10/20

Share Your World – 10/05/2020

Questions:

When was the last time you tried something new?  How did that go for you?

I guess it was Gardening? I haven’t done anything that’s new, but I’ve never really done it before. I LOVE IT! It’s just been funny, because the first plants I bought. The ones that were supposed to live well, died, and the harder plants to grow, have lived and are doing well, lol. It’s been truly lovely though, gardening is therapeutic.

What’s the most sensible thing you’ve ever heard someone say?

Oh gosh, so much! Oh!lol…My post yesterday “JB: I think we are living in anti-intellectual times, and that this is evident across the political spectrum. The quickness of social media allows for forms of vitriol that do not exactly support thoughtful debate. We need to cherish the longer forms.”

How old would you be if you didn’t know how old you are?

Well no one thinks I’m 36, probably middleish 20’s.

Lastly, I’ll be doing one “Halloween” themed question per week during October.  Those who don’t observe the holiday are welcome to answer or to ignore it as they wish.

Fun  CREEPY Halloween Question:

Have you ever seen a ‘fresh’ corpse (aka dead body)?

No, and I am SO glad about that! I’m guessing this doesn’t mean animals, because then, yeah sure,lol. Fresh human body though, no.


GRATITUDE SECTION (always optional)

Do you enjoy any seasonal traditions around this time of year?

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Well, I’m sort of always between the more American Halloween traditions, mainly with the candies and the dressing up. But also with the Celtic traditions, like honoring those who have passed on “beyond the veil” type thing. I know that these days, we shouldn’t appropriate traditions, but…I don’t even know if I honestly am!

Uninspired

I had a thought over the weekend. I don’t know who here follows me on the Instagram, but I made a story a few days again talking about how I hadn’t felt like “celebrating” Halloween this year. Even though I was helping to throw a party. I didn’t feel inspired.

I went to reply to someone about how scary the “real world” is these days. We don’t need to celebrate Halloween, because we’re living in Halloween World right now. That’s when it hit me. That’s why I’ve felt so uninspired, because it’s true!

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The night itself, ended up being really brilliant and definitely something that I needed!

Share Your World 21-10-19

Share Your World – 10-21-19

Share Your World

Questions Of The Day

  • Had any good conversations with yourself lately? Did you listen to yourself? And how’d that work out for you?   (Credit Allie Bean  https://thespectacledbean )

Just very recently really. I told myself I am not allowed to drink anything coffee anymore, coffee beans or milkshake. It worked out because I haven’t had any since and I didn’t have a total anxiety break down,lol

  • What is gravity and how does it work?

My partner is actually a teacher and he teaches this, but bugger if I know,lol. Something to do with how we move around the sun, or is it the sun moving around us?!

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  • What is more real – Mind or Matter?

I feel like without ones minds, what would matter? Woooo, trying to get all deep,lol.

  • Should a vegetarian (or vegan) eat animal crackers? 

I didn’t expect this question, gave me a good chuckle. I think it would actually depend on what type of vegetarian they are and what’s in the animal crackers,lol. Some vegetarians do not have milk, or eggs, or butter from animals.

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Lastly

Halloween Question:   

(Gratitude questions will resume after Halloween is past)

Name (describe) something you wouldn’t want to run into in a dark and deserted wood or alley.   Politicians are a given, so skip those please.  Thanks! 

One word…Octopus…They are too smart and they fit everywhere! I will never forget the documentary about them. Where every morning the scientist would come back and all the crabs would be gone. So they put up a video and it was the octopus. Waiting till everyone left, leaving it’s tank, eating the crabs. Getting back to it’s tank before everyone come back in the morning. Then they showed…I don’t know if I should say this. They showed an octopus going through plumbing, the size of a shower pipe. I couldn’t relax on the toilet for at least a week,lol

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They are like Alien!

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Share Your World Oct 18, Last week!

Share Your World

Share Your World, 29th October 2018

For this special Halloween…ie…Share Your World … We were giving a lot of questions and we didn’t have to answer them all. If you would like to see all the questions, please press the above link.

What would you like your last words to be?

Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious

Do you believe in any ‘mythical’ monsters like chupacabras or shadow people?

Sometimes I do! I believe more in like Spirits and the like. So maybe not so much Monsters, but Spirits, definitely Spirits. Monsters are totally real though, have you seen Donald Trump? Hahahahha

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Are you afraid of or find clowns creepy?

I never used to find them creepy. Then over the last few years, they have just gotten creepier and creepier. Then when IT came out again, even though I never did go and see it. All I could think of, when I was in the shower, was some creepy clown showing up in the pipes -.- lol

Have you ever had your tarot cards read?

I actually read Tarot cards and have had them read to me. Once every couple of years a group of us get together and read cards, have them read. Do a whole mediation up the Levels of the Chakra. It’s so refreshing and renewing. I guess it’s like a new year, new year me type thing.

Do you think putting special emphasis on certain holidays – like Halloween is ‘spooky’ for example — is a good idea or just more mindless entertainment for the masses? 

I think it is exactly what the masses need. Even when the World is not in such a disarray. It’s something that’s, supposed, to be fun.  Something to just let go and have fun with.

Share a positive thought or message or something that’s inspired you this week.

Samhain

Halloween

*starts to sing*

Here a few of my favourite…Halloween…things…

Although I am Australian, I have celebrated Halloween in American before. I’ve been able to find quiet a few of my favourite things in Australia.

My favourite Halloween treat:

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My favourite “classic” Halloween film:

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The most misunderstood “creatures” on Halloween:

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My favourite Halloween Song:

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Favourite “modern” Halloween movie:

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My favourite Halloween decorations (if I could!): 

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My favourite Simpsons Halloween Special:

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Enjoy…Be Safe!

Halloween and Paganism = Thank you!

https://au.lifestyle.yahoo.com/wish-people-stop-whingeing-halloween-205427245.html

I agree with the above article. A LOT of people complain about Halloween in Australia “We’re not Americans”. No we are not Americans but Halloween wasn’t “invented” by the Americans either. The only true part they came up with was the trick and treating. Like most “Christians” events…They were taken from Pagans/Celts…What is it with Americans and the Irish? They’ve always seemed to have “issues” lol.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Samhain

I am actually part Irish (and I love it).

It’s a festival marking the end of the harvest season and the beginning of winter or the darker half of the year. Traditionally, it is celebrated from 31 October to 1 November, as the  a Celtic Day actually began and ended at sunset. This is about halfway between. There are four other Gaelic Season Festivals: Imbolc,Bealtaine and Lughnasadh.

Samhain

A lot of Witches Celtic and Pagan, celebrate Sahmain for the “Thinning of the veil”, the one night of the year to celebrate loved one lost. The best night to speak with the dead. It’s just a funny thing because my Gran has always said that I tend to “live beyond the veil” sometimes. When I was little, if I didn’t want to be somewhere…I’d just go…If that makes sense? Not physically go…In the more “olden days” people would put out extra plates and cups for the dearly departed.

Veil is Thinning

I think the festival of Sahmain is something that really does speak to me. As mentioned above I am part Irish, so this seems absolutely perfect too me. My Gran, who is even more Irish than myself, is happy about this too. I did not know that she celebrated it too!

Samhain is pronounced “sah-win” or “sow-in.”

Do you have any traditions at this time of year?