1 day until Halloween! Halloween tomorrow!

Halloween tomoz, girls and boys! Are you ready to go trick-or-treating? What sort of Halloween costume do you have in mind? Clovis is going as a vampire and Wolfy, as a wolf in a red riding hood! Yeah, we know, not predictable at all…

We have many special things to look forward to, and we shall tell you all about it in due time. In the meantime, enjoy this masterpiece by Jennie Trowbridge!

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14 days until Halloween!

How to drink pumpkin spice latte properly. Step 1: Be a black cat. We discovered this wonderful illustration by Ryan Conners on Instagram this morning. It has all the Halloween vibez going.

Ryan is a very talented artist and photographer based in Pennsylvania, she is self-taught and loves cats. We have thoroughly enjoyed her Halloween and Day of the Dead art. Visit her Kilkenny Cat blog and prepare to be amazed!

https://kilkennycat.wordpress.com

20 days until Halloween!

It smells like Halloween today. And magic. We are watching The Labyrinth to get in the mood. Tea is a must, of course. What could be better than The Labyrinth, tea and cakes? Dancing! Dance, magic dance!

Sing along with us to our favourite ong from the Labyrinth:

You remind me of the babe (what babe? )
The babe with the power (what power? )
The power of voodoo (who do? )
You do (do what? )
Remind me of the babe
I saw my baby, crying hard as babe could cry
What could I do?
My baby’s love had gone
And left my baby blue
Nobody knew
What kind of magic spell to use
Slime and snails
Or puppy dog tails?
Thunder or lightning
Then baby said
Dance magic, dance (dance magic, dance)
Dance magic, dance (dance magic, dance)
Put that baby’s spell on me
Jump magic, jump (jump magic, jump)
Jump magic, jump (jump magic, jump)
Put that magic jump on me
Slap that baby, make him free
I saw my baby, trying hard as babe could try
What could I do?
My baby’s fun had gone
And left my baby blue
Nobody knew
What kind of magic spell to use
Slime and snails
Or puppy dogs tails
Thunder or lightning
Then baby said
Dance magic, dance (dance magic, dance)
Dance magic, dance (dance magic, dance)
Put that baby’s spell on me (ooh)
Jump magic, jump (jump magic, jump)
Jump magic, jump (jump magic, jump)
Put that baby’s spell on me (ooh)
Slap that baby, make him free
Dance magic, dance (dance magic, dance)
Dance magic, dance (dance magic, dance)
Dance magic, dance (dance magic, dance)
Dance magic, dance (dance magic, dance)
Jump magic, jump (jump magic, jump)
Jump magic, jump
Put that baby’s spell on me
You remind me of the babe (what babe? )
The babe with the power (what power? )
The power of voodoo (who do? )
You do (do what? )
Remind me of the babe
Dance magic, dance uh, uh
Dance magic, dance magic, uh, uh
Dance magic
What kind of magic spell to use
Slime and snails
Or puppy dog tails
Thunder or lightning
Something frightening
Dance magic, dance
Dance magic, dance
Put that baby spell on me
Jump magic, jump
Jump magic, jump
Put that magic jump on me
Slap that baby make him free
Dance magic, dance (dance magic, dance)
Dance magic, dance (dance magic, dance)
Dance magic, dance (dance magic, dance)
Dance magic, dance (dance magic, dance)
Jump magic, jump (jump magic, jump) jump magic, jump
Put that magic jump on me
Slap that baby
Dance magic, dance (dance magic, dance)
Dance magic, dance (dance magic, dance)
Dance magic
Slap that slap that baby make him free
Dance magic, dance
(Dance magic, dance)
Dance magic, dance (dance magic, dance)
Dance magic, dance (dance magic, dance)
Dance magic, dance (dance magic, dance)
Dance magic, dance (dance magic, dance)
Dance magic, dance (dance magic, dance)
Dance magic, dance (dance magic, dance)

29 days until Halloween!

We are excited, truly excited. The kettle is dancing with the best tea on the planet. And we are drinking away, enjoying the moment. In 29 days, we’ll go trick-or-treating and we’ll have the best time of our lives!

Today, our chosen film is Tim Burton’s “The Nightmare Before Christmas”, and we love the opening song, “This is Halloween”. We’re sharing the video here so that you can sing and dance with us.

Lyrics:

Boys and girls of every age
Wouldn’t you like to see something strange?
Come with us and you will see
This, our town of Halloween

This is Halloween, this is Halloween
Pumpkins scream in the dead of night
This is Halloween, everybody make a scene
Trick or treat until the neighbours going to die of fright
It’s our town, everybody scream
In this town of Halloween

I am the one hiding under your bed
Teeth ground sharp and eyes glowing red
I am the one hiding under your stairs
Fingers like snakes and spiders in my hair

This is Halloween, this is Halloween
Halloween, Halloween, Halloween, Halloween

In this town, we call home
Everyone hail to the pumpkin song
In this town, don’t we love it now?
Everybody’s waiting for the next surprise

Round that corner, man hiding in the trash can

Something’s waiting now to pounce and how you’ll scream
This is Halloween, red and black, slimy green
Aren’t you scared? Well, that’s just fine

Say it once, say it twice
Take a chance and roll the dice
Ride with the moon in the dead of night
Everybody scream, everybody scream
In our town of Halloween

I am the clown with the tear-away face
Here in a flash and gone without a trace
I am the who when you call, who’s there?
I am the wind blowing through your hair
I am the shadow on the moon at night
Filling your dreams to the brim with fright

This is Halloween, this is Halloween
Halloween, Halloween, Halloween, Halloween
Halloween, Halloween

Tender lumplings everywhere
Life’s no fun without a good scare
That’s our job, but we’re not mean
In our town of Halloween

In this town, don’t we love it now?
Everybody’s waiting for the next surprise

Skeleton Jack might catch you in the back
And scream like a banshee
Make you jump out of your skin
This is Halloween, everybody scream
Won’t you please make way for a very special guy?

Our man Jack is king of the Pumpkin patch
Everyone hail to the Pumpkin King, now

This is Halloween, this is Halloween
Halloween, Halloween, Halloween, Halloween

In this town, we call home
Everyone hail to the pumpkin song

La, la, la, la, la
La, la, la, la, la
La, la, la, la, la
La, la, la, la, la

The Fairy Door

A few months ago, Clovis went to Home Bargains and found a fairy door.

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It looked cute, and it had its own fairy dust and magic key. He bought it for just a pound, and thought no more of it, until he found it again in his vampire suitcase. He pondered for a while. What could he do with it?

Clovis finally decided to give the fairy door to Wolfy, who would certainly be more sociable and invite the fairies for a cuppa. Unfortunately, Wolfy did not have a garden. Fairy doors are usually more effective in gardens. This little hiccup didn’t stop Wolfy. He used a flower pot instead.

Did Wolfy see any fairies? We do not think so. He waited all day and no fairies came out. In the morning, though, the magic key was gone and someone had drunk the tea he had left at the fairy door.