Winter is coming

I’m not talking about Game of Thrones. I’m not about to launch into a Jon Snow epic. In fact, I might be the only person I know who … [su_accordion] [su_spoiler title=”Spoiler Alert: GOT fans yet to finish the last series click here at your own risk”] … cheered when he died. I mean –…

Read More

Halloween is over… but Christmas is coming

Goddammit, where the bleeding hell did Halloween go? Where did all the cobwebs and pumpkins and ghost stories around the campfire go? (Well, maybe not campfire. Maybe electric heater next to worn armchair, your legs covered by a blanket and one hand grasping a glass of wine.) Either way, why is everyone talking about Christmas…

Read More

Happy Halloween

Yes, Happy Halloween fiends! Or, for you die hard pedantics, if you’re not happy to call it Halloween, let’s go with Dia de los Muertos. Either way, I hope the scares are enjoyable and the spooks are well behaved, and that the punch is full of an appropriate amount of spirits. Enjoy the horrors –…

Read More

5 tips for surviving Halloween

What’s that? You mean, you don’t want to be scared to the point of your hair falling out and your eyes turning to ice? You mean you’d rather think about what presents to get little Bobby for Christmas? You mean you’d rather drink sherry for breakfast and try out your new recipe for how to…

Read More

Halloween is coming…

Oh yes it is, with its claws and teeth and shifty eyes. With its heart-warming soups and hollowed out pumpkins. With its children that knock on your door and blackmail you into giving them a nasty case of tooth rot. And by far and away it’s the best time of year – the nights draw…

Read More