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 – I myself have cuddled up around a bottle of wine and a lit pumpkin head. I’m sure the smell of burning cheese is entirely normal. ROOOAOOOAOAAARRRRR, SPPPOOOOOOOOKKK, JANNGLLLLEEEE OF CHHHAAAAIINNS. *Happy Halloween*

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 in, the wind starts to bite and there’s just a million excuses to curl up with a  book by the fire. It beats Christmas, the best thing about that being that you get to see more beards. It beats summer – the flies and the…