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Happy Halloween!

With Halloween happening this weekend, and the second full moon in October falling on the same night (for the first time in 19 years) we better prepare for a really spooky time.

I used to love dressing up for halloween but in the last couple of years spending money on a cheap outfit I'm never going to use again, that will go straight in the rubbish (but remain on this planet for lifetimes after me) hasn't been such a hit.

Instead, the idea of Halloween now looks more like cooking autumnal dishes (think anything orange and warming), finding a scary movie (not too scary though or I'll have nightmares for months) and embracing the gimmicky treats, colours and characters that have become so popular over the years.

Some movies on the list for this weekend are;

  • Scream (1996)

  • Get out (2017)

  • Beetle Juice (1988)

  • Ghostbusters (1984)

  • Childs Play (1988)

  • Mother!(2017)

My dream is to spend one year in Mexico, where the day is seen as a very spiritual time and the living connect with their past ancestors through prayer, shrines, festivities and celebrations. This is where the idea of Halloween all began, and then it was transformed into a money making machine by companies cashing in on everything they could come up with that was related in any way. Despite this though, I'm not against it and I think people should celebrate it in any way they wish.

To prepare for any festivities that may be taking place in your household this weekend, I have come up with a 'treat sheet' of all things sweet to make with little ones or just yourself. Hope they're yum!

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