Tag Archives: Halloween

Totems

Thursday 31st October 2019, 9.40am (day 2,989)

Totem and laptop, 31/10/19

Back home — at least for a day. It’s Halloween but I don’t really go for The Festival of Cheap Plastic Tat. I did have a couple of online classes to run however, so I let my totem make an appearance. Perhaps the Mac is also a totem — or a familiar? It’s certainly hard to weave any magic without it, these days.

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October commercialism (and an inaccurate clock)

Wednesday 9th October 2019, 10.50am (really) (day 2,967)

Pumpkin lanterns, 9/10/19

I did not notice the inaccuracy of the clock at the point of taking the photo. But I can assure you that I could not have been here at 10.15am. If you askĀ  me, the ‘pumpkins’ are also too early. What influence do I have over the ongoing encroachment of The Festival of Utterly Disposable Tat, however.

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Clare’s 40th birthday partty

Wednesday 26th October 2016, 9.40pm (day 1,889)

Clare 40th party, 26/10/16

A very happy birthday to the wife, born 26/10/1976 and thus forty years old TODAY. And how can one fail to go for someone with such attention to their make-up. Hun…. love you loads and may there be many more of these.

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Guest at the Halloween party

Friday 31st October 2014, 10.55pm (day 1,163)

Halloween guest, 31/10/14

Happy Halloween, happy end of the week, end of the month, end (for me) of a long period travelling. The house across the road threw a party tonight, an enjoyable evening. I believe that it was supposed to be the warmest 31st October in the UK since records began.

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Clare in her Halloween costume

Thursday 31st October 2013, 8.50pm (day 798)

Clare, Halloween, 31/10/13

Halloween is, of course, an over-commercial, Americanised piece of tosh, a festival of tat that in the UK risks supplanting our own home-grown folk festival at this time of year, the 5th November, Bonfire Night (and there will not be a celebration of that in Hebden Bridge this year due to ‘health and safety concerns’ — within my lifetime we may lose this event).

But none of that seemed to stop me attending a Halloween party tonight. Well, wouldn’t you, if this were your companion.

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Mother and son, Hallowe’en

Wednesday 31st October 2012, 7.15pm (day 433)

Hallowe'en, 31/10/12

I don’t really do Hallowe’en myself, but others do, and it’s a good photo opportunity at least. Like, for this tender mother-and-son shot. Aren’t they cute.

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Halloween Burlesque Party

Saturday 29th October 2011, 8.00pm (day 65)

Halloween burlesque, 29/10/11_low-res

Let’s edit out the text that originally accompanied this photo, written last night when I was too inebriated to be lucid and pithy and all those other things I’d like these texts to be. Let me instead just reiterate what a good night it was. The audience were asked not to take photos of the performance and stick them online – so I should respect that – though it’s a shame, as I got some good ones including of the wife making her own performance debut. But the audience were also a sight worth recording. Happy Halloween – a couple of days early, it is true.

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