So here it is. My first post. Wrapped in synthetic spiderweb, coated in sugar and artificial dyes, it smells of mulled wine and pumpkin insides. Spooky and smelly. I could say “aromatic”, but “smelly” fits in well with all things Halloween – so much for fake blood and eyeball candy.
This year I carved a scene from one of my favourite films, a dark fairytale: beautiful and magical, but also very tragic and violent; can you guess which one it is?
Slowly savouring the aromatic mulled wine prepared by Andrew (my future father-in-law, currently dad), watching The Addams Family with my favourite people (my favourite Addams is Wednesday, of course). We have scared seventy seven trick-or-treaters this year: what a nice way to end October and a great time to finally establish my memory-jam factory!
Oh, and for spooky ambience and some terrific artistic inspiration — here is a great Halloween mix by the wonderful Andrew Sherwell. Enjoy.