Thursday, 31 October 2013

Happy Halloween

Pumpkin Girl
As per usual I shall give a more detailed update later. 

For now enjoy this video of what seems to be the most annoying song once you get it stuck in your head. I've been singing it all day today and everyone's been telling me to shut up, not even the Inspector Gadget theme tune could get rid of this one.




Happy Samhain.

Blessed Be.

)O(

Sunday, 20 October 2013

Hull Fair 2013

Thursday night Jamie and I went to Hull Fair. We hadn't been in years and weren't too sure whether to go or not, but once we got there we were glad we went. Everything seemed magical. Hull Fair is one of Europe's largest travelling fairs and comes to Hull for a week every October. This year it's been the 720th anniversary. Unlike small local fairs, Hull Fair attracts rides, attractions and travellers from a wide variety of different regions from around the country.

Hull Fair

We went for a walk around the fair and I had a go at one of the hook-a-duck stalls ...

Hull Fair Hook-a-Duck

... where I won a cheesy banana.

Hull Fair Hook-a-Duck

We then went along Walton Street, where all the fortune tellers and food stalls are.

Needless to say I got myself some candy floss.

Hull Fair

Hull Fair

We ended our adventure with a ride on a traditional carousel and of course a hot dog.

Hull Fair

Hull Fair

Saturday, 12 October 2013

A Yorkshire Oktoberfest

Last week we decided to host an Oktoberfest themed lunch at work, so I got all dressed up traditionally.

Oktoberfest fancy dress

Although I may look quite authentically German, the outfit is actually 100% British as it's a vintage Laura Ashley dress, so the convincing look must be due to the fact that I'm actually German.

To add a bit of fun to the day I've spent several nights before the event creating a life size cardboard cutout for an amusing photo prop ...

Oktoberfest photo prop

Oktoberfest photo prop

... and here it is in action.

Oktoberfest photo prop

Oktoberfest photo prop

People had great fun having their pictures taken and the day itself was pretty good too, full of traditional German food and (obviously) beer making me feel quite homely.

Oktoberfest lunch

Oktoberfest lunch