Wednesday, 29 October 2008
Saturday, 25 October 2008
it rained today, but the sun looks lovely through the changing trees.
Wednesday, 22 October 2008
Since I'm definitely thinking of fall these days, I decided to do it!
1.) Favorite Smell... Smoke from fireplaces, the breeze, and pumpkin spices.
Saturday, 18 October 2008
Somewhere in a hidden memory
Images float before my eyes
Of fragrant nights of straw and of bonfires
And dancing till the next sunrise.
Figures of cornstalks bend in the shadows
Held up tall as the flames leap high
The green knight holds the holly bush
To mark where the old year passes by.
The river that goes out to the sea
The wind is full of a thousand voices
They pass by the bridge and me.
I can see the lights in the distance
Trembling in the dark cloak of night
Candles and lanterns are dancing, dancing
A waltz on All Souls Night.
do you think of fanciful parties as an exciting, peopled affair? or maybe a time you set aside for yourself. both? either? I think so. It would be silly to limit ourselves to one use of a word with such lovely connotations.
well, today is the Halloween party!
I think we should have a mixture of both.
our family never celebrated All Soul's Night. I remember peeking out through the curtains with my little sister to see the passing costumed fairies and screamers and princesses.
now in Dubai we leave as the sun sets and the children come out, to a friend's house, where we have donuts and apples off strings and guess who people are impersonating. All Saints' Day celebration.
oh how I miss pumpkins! I want to make pies and bread and cookies, and drink pumpkin spice lattes and maple chocolate. fresh crisp air and red and orange leaves would be nice too. only a few more days!
Alice in Wonderland is someone I have always thought would enjoy All Hallow's Eve immensely, don't you think? Just think; I'll see her in a few weeks at Disney.
now, let's make wassail. or hot chocolate?
Halloween also reminds me of the Snark.
" 'But oh, beamish nephew, beware of the day,
If your Snark be a Boojum! For then
You will softly and suddenly vanish away,
And never be met with again!'
for the snark was a boojum, you see.
"In a moment (of this I am sure),
I shall softly and suddenly vanish away--
And the notion I cannot endure!"
- Lewis Carroll
Happy All Saints' Day - quite early!
and now it is time to say:
Mhuintir Buiochas diobh go leir.
Is e sin oiche na taibhse;
Failte roimhe i mo ti an oiche seo.
all photos from google.
Friday, 17 October 2008
chocolate tarts for our guests! i am so pleased with how they turned out.
Monday, 13 October 2008
We will also be paying a visit to Disneyworld!, which we have never been to! I think I'm more excited than my little siblings. I would so love to get a job as Snow White there someday. One can dream...
This means I should probably take Dahlia Oz, though I had been planning to leave Blythe home, due to the poor girl being packed all over the globe this summer already. What do you think? I'm sure she'd love having her photo taken with Cinderella, or in front of the Disney castle modeled after the original castle she posed by in Germany.
So, when people ask what I'm looking forward to for our cheery fall visit, after of course mentioning seeing family, I say Disney, and new socks!! Because I've just placed my first order from SockDreams, and am currently obsessed with pretty tights and socks with my skirts.
Sunday, 5 October 2008
- a slightly eerie but happy victorian day. -
it photographed rather blurrily unfortunately.
what are you up to this week?
P.S. don't forget the A Fanciful Twist party :) here's the real banner.
Wednesday, 1 October 2008
A Fanciful Twist.
Very tragically typepad is blocked in the u.a.e. for some reason, so I'm rarely able to read or comment on her blog. She's given me some lovely crafting advice by email though.
You can shop for Vanessa's creations on etsy.
Once I finish my school work (while the rest of the middle east is on eid holiday!) this weekend holds Oasis, a sleepover, and perhaps friends and visiting after church. Maybe we can journey to the thrift store on Saturday?Meanwhile I'll keep working on my little crafty pieces. A family of clay mushrooms is drying and waiting to be painted.
Oh, I almost forgot. Vanessa is hosting a little blogling Halloween party affair, and I think I shall join. Next time I can sneakily get past the blockades to her blog, I'll get the banner for it. This just means there will be surprises on Halloween and anyone can join! Take a look at her invitation.
What are you up to this weekend?
photos by a fanciful twist.