Monday, 31 August 2015

"What I'm about to tell you is top secret..."

If you haven't caught this already then do yourself a favour and check it out...

Sunday, 30 August 2015

Halloween Wish List - #4

I was tempted by a lot of nice stuff at Pottery Barn's website but if I had to pick just one thing it would have been this. Very old-ee world-ee...remember the days of plague?


Wednesday, 26 August 2015

School days, school days, good old fashioned ghoul days

Well, it's that time of year when my thoughts turn to edu-me-cation. It's true I don't have kids and I finished my degrees years ago but still there's that feeling in the air. That feeling that it's time to go out there and buy some new stationary to get organized before buckling down and learning something new.

So to that end I have registered for a free online course in forensics - Identifying the Dead. Yep. And you can too.

University of Dundee's offering Identifying the Dead
Or maybe bioprinting body parts is more your speed. Perfect for all you home haunters out there!

Sunday, 23 August 2015

Halloween Wish List - #3

Available from Pottery Barn are these great salad plates. The witch comes as a serving platter as well. And the graphics can also be found on tablecloths, table runners, and napkins. Reminds me of vintage Beistle!


Saturday, 22 August 2015

Beetle Juice, Beetle Juice,, wait

Searching for signs of Halloween in the GCC can be difficult but I did spot these the other day.

Flowers at Home Centre

Friday, 21 August 2015


Thursday, 20 August 2015

Wednesday, 19 August 2015

Oh my...!

I haven't been this excited about alcohol since I found myself some of Dan Ackroyd's Crystal Head vodka! And no, despite being orange it is NOT pumpkin spice.

Chase Marmalade Vodka

Apparently the WilliamsChase distillery tried a limited run of 1000 bottles and it proved so popular this amazing idea is now a regular offering. I know, I know, some of you out there probably don't like marmalade (sacrilege!) but I love it!

Unfortunately I will have to wait till next year to sample some :(

Sunday, 16 August 2015

Halloween Wish List - #2

Mummy Rat. Unfortunately, it's not available for online ordering at the moment.

However, I did pick up some cheesecloth when I was back home so maybe I could give this a try myself?

Thursday, 13 August 2015

Monday, 10 August 2015

Halloween Concert with Bob Homme

The Friendly Giant. What can I say? I absolutely loved this show when I was a kid. So I'm reaching waaaaaay back in time to indulge in a little childhood nostalgia.

Sunday, 9 August 2015

Halloween Wish List - #1

I've got a real weakness for flicker bulbs...

Tuesday, 4 August 2015

Fall in - Pixx

Not particularly spooky but very evocative. A mix of Julee Cruise and Cocteau Twins with a dash of Cranberries.

It's just after 6 AM and already the outside temp is in the 30s (the 90s F). And the humidity is making all the windows sweat.

I wish I could spend some time lying in the cool waters off the coast of Britain. Would be one way to get thru the day.