Wednesday, 31 December 2014

Sunday, 28 December 2014

The Shepherd - a ghost story

So, as you may know I like to listen to CBC (Canadian Broadcasting Corp) Radio. I am able to continue to keep up with my homeland through its podcasts. This time of year there are always a few historic broadcasts repeated as they are much loved. One of them is Fireside Al's (Alan Maitland) reading of Frederick Forsyth's, The Shepherd. A great seasonal ghost story.

Listen in here or watch below.

You can listen to more of Fireside Al's readings here.

Friday, 26 December 2014

The Strangler of Blackmoor Castle

Nah. You don't need to go out today.

Stay home. Preferably in bed or on the couch in your most comfy pjs.

Are you settled in?


Time for a bit of murder and mayhem.

Wednesday, 24 December 2014

Christmas Eve creepiness!

So, if you don't have yourselves all set up for some spooky fun this evening can I recommend something?

Remember Me. With Michael Palin (Monty Python member). It is "ruddy spooky!"

When you're done watching it you can read this too.

Sunday, 21 December 2014

Just in case...

Remember back to December 21, 2012? The date that was predicted to be the end of the world according to the Mayan calendar? And then that day came and went?  Well, obviously the calculations were off but we ALL know the world, as we know it, will one day end. So, if you're like me -- always scanning the horizon for the signs -- here's a little something you can comfort yourself with in the meantime.

The "Just in Case" survival kit from MENOSUNOCEROUNO includes:

  • Chocolate - Abuelita, Mexican dark chocolate laced with cinnamon and covered in case you need to run
  • Notebook - handy item with which you can record the end of times  
  • Simple Knife - to cut things with because stabbing anyone/thing with this is gonna take a lot of work 
  • Matches - you will need to light a fire at some point...maybe to cook that thing you stabbed 99 times 
  • Liquor - Xtabentun D'arlstl, Mayan liquer from Yucatan cause you WILL need a drink...also handy for sterilizing that knife   
  • Water 1L - with which you can survive on for up to ten days...unless you're nursing a hangover in which case, well, hope it was worth it 

Saturday, 20 December 2014

Green Man, the Goddess and Druids

Front window - The Goddess & the Green Man, Glastonbury by me
The ancient megaliths and stone circles, such as Stonehenge, have often been associated with the Druids. Lurid tales of "religious" ceremonies involving human sacrifice, presided over by a strange class of mystical priests, have come down to us. Often, these stories take place inside one of the stone circles, or "temples." While we don't know about the human sacrifices, we do know that the megalithic structures were constructed long before the first reports about the Druids ever came to public attention. Who were the Druids, anyway? - Source

Interested in learning more about Druidry?

Or, thanks to A Bad Witch's Blog, you can also check out this article; Stonehenge Mystery: Will Druid King Get a Parking Space for His Kawasaki?

Thursday, 18 December 2014

Nocturnal Times in Griffintown

I briefly lived in Griffintown, the area of town 19th C Irish immigrants settled, not realizing at the time that was where my great, grandfather got his start. I love, love, love the music in this haunting vision of my old hometown.

Nocturnal Times In Griffintown - Temps Nocturnes à Griffintown from Soundless Media on Vimeo.

Sunday, 14 December 2014

Spooky Little Cryptmas

Very cool! Wish I could go! If you are in Pittsburg go today! NOW!

Wednesday, 10 December 2014

Top Reason Not to have a Shelf Elf

If you need a few more reasons check these out...

Thursday, 4 December 2014


He disappeared for three days and nights. Then last night he was back!

Or is he?

Les Revenants to get 2nd Series

Family lived with corpse - prayed for Resurrection

Wednesday, 3 December 2014

"When you get three vampires in a flat...

...obviously there's going to be a lot of tension."

I have loved Jemaine Clement ever since I saw this and fell off my chair laughing. What we do in the Shadows is available now. Yay!

Tuesday, 2 December 2014

Footprints in the Snow

I've always found this piece very atmospheric...maybe even spooky.

Monday, 1 December 2014

Sam Dunn's Krampus in time for Creepmas

This is a beautiful Krampus card designed by the very talented Sam Dunn.

Source - Krampus Cards by Sam Dunn

And now that it's officially Creepmas maybe it's time to order yourself up some Krampus!