Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Happy Halloween

Hello and  Happy Halloween! 

I know this is not a happy time for many people, including many blogging friends and I just want to let you know that I am thinking of you and praying that you are safe and have electricity back soon. 

As for Halloween, I am not a huge fan if the truth be told, I do not like scary things or to be scared.

Dreamy Whites

 Don't get me wrong I love the candy and have fond memories of collecting lots of of it but the ghosts and goblins I can do without. 

Witches, I have a fondness for, especially the good ones. I grew up believing for many years that my grandmother was one. 

I actually dreamed as a child of being able to go on trips with her, all thanks to the tall tales my grandfather told. You can read about that HERE.

I hope you have a wonderful day. I know that I am going to sit back and enjoy the little moments. 

My favorite candy! Kraft Caramels

The smile of a child as you hand them a pile of candy, the joy of seeing a little one dressed in something that makes you laugh, savoring a piece(or two, or three) of my favorite Halloween candy. 

Image Pine Cones and Acorns

Enjoy your time with your kids and grand kids at the parties and be safe if you are out trick or treating. 


  1. Elizabeth dear, I have been thinking of you as I sit glued to CNN. The images are surreal, but I am so thankful that you are safe and with power.
    Is it still raining?

    I don't like the scary Halloween stuff either, but the candy is always fun to look forward to...
    I remember your fascinating post regarding your Grandmother!
    Be well, dear friend...thinking of you.
    - Irina

    1. Irina,

      I too have been glued to the TV. I feel so bad for all of those who are suffering. There is a ling road ahead for clean up.

      I hope you have a fabulous Halloween.

      Hugs to you too! Elizabeth

  2. Happy Halloween Elizabeth. My pagan soul loves this day and this time of year. Are yo off to Scotland soon? We will be there week starting 9th December. I know you are in Paris in December but I wondered if you we're going to Scotland first.
    Have a spooky day :-)

    1. Hello Di!

      I do know that you are a fan of Halloween! I hope that you enjoy it and a few ghosts stories too!

      I am jealous that you are headed to Scotland, we had to skip that trip this year, Bill cannot get away.

      Have a fabulous day my dear, xoxo Elizabeth

  3. Good morning sweet friend. I am with you on the celebration of darkness; I avoid it completely but I DO ENJOY, for the sheer theatrics of it, to masquerade about, but never as ghouls or witches. At school, we teachers always participated with the kids, and I always dressed up as a fairy, queen or something BEAUTIFUL!!!

    I LOVE THOSE GRAY and WHITE PUMPKINS! Enjoy my dear one. Anita

    1. Happy Halloween my dear,

      I hope you have a fabulous day!

      xoxo Elizabeth

  4. Hi Elizabeth!
    Have a great day today and enjoy that pumpkin bread. :) I am glad you liked it. My youngest loves this bread.

    1. Sherry,

      I loved your pumpkin bread recipe! IT is fabulous!

      Have a great day! Elizabeth

  5. Hi Elizabeth,

    I'm not too fond of the horror part of this holiday, however I do like the pumpkins and I like the colors on the pumpkins in your post today. The witches are always fun to have around. I have a small collection and they are perfect for a little fun without being too scary.

    Enjoy your evening.


  6. Happy Halloween!
    Google also celebrating Halloween with special doodle.

  7. I'm with you, Elizabeth. We don't celebrate Halloween at all, in fact. I hope I don't sound too much of a spoilsport in saying that. I know it's very big that side of the pond and it is gradually getting more so in the UK but it just doesn't rock my boat!

    By the way, I am LOVING your cookery blog. YUM!!


  8. Happy Halloween to you and your family!


  9. You have shown GORGEOUS pumpkins in the photos above! Halloween has never been one of my favorites, either. I had to smile at the candies pictures. Those were the sweets of choice when I was a kid, but now if it's not chocolate the kids don't want it! We used to make popcorn balls; and gave apples and bags of roasted peanuts to the kids in our rural environment to our trick-or-treaters. It was always a big hit but that was way back when!


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