All Hallows’ Eve

This is my favorite time of year!

Anyone who knows me, knows that I love Halloween.  At Uni if I didn’t attend at least three different events in three different outfits, I wasn’t bringing my game.  halloweenI kicked off this years celebrations early with a midweek performance of The Woman in Black.  In true Di style I ran down the Headrow and arrived at the box office, hot and flustered and bought my ticket with a minute to spare.

I remember a few years ago a friend telling me it was one of the best shows they’ve seen and I couldn’t resist seeing it whilst it was in Leeds.

It did not disappoint.  From beginning to end, the lighting and special effects were fantastic.  When accompanied by two brilliant actors and a thrilling plot, it was an unbeatable combination and I couldn’t recommend it enough.pumpkin

Now, everyone knows a good costume makes for a great Halloween.  I like to try something different every year and being last minute as always, I thought I could pull off a skeleton effect with some face paints.

I continue to be amazed how people not only achieve this… but make it look easy.  After an hour of applying and reapplying face paint I managed to look remotely like a 5 year old had been at their mother’s makeup.  Having decided nobody would notice anyway (with it being Halloween) we set of into the night, first to a house party and then ending up in town.  Unfortunately, we were a little outnumbered and were the only ones in fancy dress.  Needless to say, we made an impression.

And finally, what Halloween would be complete with out a little pumpkin carving and a good old fashioned horror film?  Pumpkins carved (I attempted ‘harry the pumpkin potter’) and popcorn at the ready, we were all set for a girly night in.  Writing this I remember why horror films are mainly reserved for one night a year.  I have just reluctantly crawled out from under a blanket, having hidden under it for the duration of Nightmare on Elm Street.  I not only think I feel a little sick, but I am 90% positive I am going to be having some scary dreams tonight! I’ve double locked the door and will attempt the notorious flying leap into my bed, which everyone does post horror film… just in case anything is hiding underneath. If I’m still scared after that, I might have have to sneak in with my housemate! Happy Halloween…