I was THE worst witch!

I was THE worst witch!

To start off my week of spooky reposts from last Halloween, an explanation of Fad Number 3: A journey to Wicca.

All I wanted to be was a witch, with cool powers and amazingly long dark hair that flowed over my velvet clad shoulders as I strutted around my cauldron. Witches were beautiful, alluring, intriguing and although I didn’t have a ‘Scooby’ what at least two of those words meant, I knew I had found my calling in life. I was six.

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From this very early age, I developed a love of all things mysterious and mythical. I would lap up watching anything with a connection to the supernatural, whether it be bloodsucking day walkers or covens of high witches. From Grotbags to Buffy, Sabrina to Ghost Whisperer, if it involved spells and magical creatures, I was on it!

I was a huge fan of Samantha in Bewitched and would spend hours perfecting my nose wiggle, desperately wanting something to move at my command. I read all the Jill Murphy ‘Worst Witch‘ series, longing to attend a boarding school that I could have magical adventures in. Of course, the reality was very different. When my mum took me for a look around one, I discovered there were no magic brooms, no cute familiars ready to curl around my legs and I was actually terrified of the dark corridors. She wasn’t too enamoured with the nuns either. But that’s for another story…

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Haylee Says…Nostalgia Be Craze-y!

Haylee Says…Nostalgia Be Craze-y!

My blogging birthday twin was kind enough to ask me to guest post – and as we both like a bit of nostalgia, I was happy to oblige! Hope you enjoy this trip down a craze-y memory lane!

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Nostalgia be Craze-y!

Do you know your Bulbasaur from your Beedrill? Your Charmander from your Clefairy? Do you even care?

Possibly not. But if you’ve succumbed to the craze that swept the smartphone world this summer, (hmmm… that would be me!) then you’ll know I’m talking about Pokemon Go.

From toddlers to pensioners, players avidly stared at their screens in the hope of capturing a virtual monster. However, the tech may have progressed but crazes are nothing new – we little humans love to indulge in pointless collections and activities for no other reason than our friends are doing it (FOMO anyone?)

So join me now as I look back through rose-tinted nostalgia specs and revisit some of the crazes of my 80s and 90s youth, whether I wore it, played it or collected it…

PLAYGROUND: POGS AND TAZOS

I’ll fully admit that although I had some POGS, I never…

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Journey through Fire and Ice!

Journey through Fire and Ice!

Well, it’s finally here – tomorrow I travel to Iceland and fulfill my dream of exploring volcanoes and geysers and glaciers. With any luck, we’ll also get to see the Northern Lights!

Oh I hope it’s not a massive anti-climax after I built it up in my head for so long. :/

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Anyway, this is just a quick post to say that as I’m away and it’s Halloween week, I thought I’d re-share my spooky posts from last year, in case you missed them the first time round. And there’s a chance I may pop up guest posting somewhere too!

The population for the entirety of Iceland may be less than my home town, but they apparently still have wifi, so I’ll be able to catch up on posts etc when I’m not out adventuring!

And when I return, well let’s hope I have loads of awesome photos to share for Wednesday Lensday. 🙂

Have a great week / weekend everyone, thanks for reading!


Image Credits: iceland24blog.com

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Haylee Is On The Pop Mosaic!

Haylee Is On The Pop Mosaic!

A huge thank you to Steve for my Pop Mosaic tile, it’s so cool! Not only do I think they’d make a great, ‘something a little different’ gift to mark a special occasion, but it was also fun remembering songs, especially from significant years in my life.

And I’m happy to say there are some right good tunes on my personal birthday hit parade – A bit of Gloria Gaynor? Yes please! (Plus, two for the price of one, some are double A-sides, I’m not quite that old yet! 😉)

Seriously, check out the link that tells you all about it and if you’d like one for yourself or family/friends, get in touch with Steve. He’s a very nice chap!

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Since Haylee from AloadaBobbins gave me one of her wonderful calendarsjust before Christmas I thought I would repay the favour and add her to my new project – “The Pop Mosaic“.

The project is still very much under construction but I think it’s awesome! Click on the image below to see Haylee’s tile on the Pop Mosaic.


To find out more about the Pop Mosaic click hereand let me know what you think of it.

Also, if you are the winner of my Radio Request Show giveaway this week you get the option to have your very own tile!

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Monday Munchie’s NOVEMBER Tea Party!

Monday Munchie’s NOVEMBER Tea Party!

Hello everyone, it’s time for November’s Monday Munchie Tea Party! A place to swap ANY links, recipes, baseball cards and Panini stickers. Okay, maybe not the last two, but who knows?!

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