All Hallows Eve is here..

Now All Hallows Eve I have wrote about before on my blog where you can find out all the facts how Halloween came into being, and about  Bonfire Night in the U.K. and how Halloween was developed from the Celtic Feast of Samhain..

To read more about its origins and how back in history Celts acknowledged the beginning and the ending of all things as they saw the leaves fall from the trees and the coming of the winter. It was a time when they turned to their Goddesses and Gods, seeking to understand the cycles of life and death..Due to the facts that many people died in the winter, and the people were so dependent on the natural world, they believed that this day the boundary between the living world and the dead opened up gateways. To find out more of this History lesson, I wrote in full about in in 2009 on this blog. and you can read more   HERE ..  Emoji

These days we have all fell into the trap of commercialism as the shops are full of Halloween products from Costumes, masks, treats and baubles and bangles that tweet and whistle at us to buy buy buy! Halloween like every other Holiday has become Big Business as we get sucked in deeper still…

Now don’t get me wrong, Some may call me a bit of witch myself LOLEmoji  as I have been known to speak to the Dead!.. But I won’t go there todaySmile.

I enjoy the children coming around  showing off their various costumes and scary boooos and have my dish of treats at the ready.

Scraping out the pumpkinToday I share with you not the spooky Halloween, but the joys of sharing time with my Granddaughter not yet 3, who loves nothing better to stand on a chair in the kitchen with me and bake…All finished Big Smiles on Both Faces So Yesterday we had fun in carving out a Pumpkin, now this was a first for me, and she got stuck into the slimy middle and extracted the seeds. The pumpkin will be lit outside for the Big Day.. 

We then enjoyed making a little house for some peg dolls, The house was made from a cardboard box, she insisted on doing it all herself, except for me cutting out windows and doors, she dressed her peg dolls in cut out pieces of paper and spent most of the afternoon playing with her new friends. She gave them names and took them home, Informing her Mum and Dad she was going to take them to bed to sleep in her room.  She made them a table and chair and bed to lie in…

Peg doll house

Sorry this was the only photo I took which isn’t very clear an Ariel view

Imagination is such a wonderful tool and we can get so much enjoyment out of the simple things in life..

Today I carried on the theme of Halloween as I had saved most of the pumpkin, and roasted in the oven to split it between making some Pumpkin Muffins.. The muffins could have done with more spices, these I followed the recipe to the letter and they contain fresh Rosemary but omitted the seeds. I should have followed my instincts and added some cinnamon or mixed spices Pumpkin Muffins  The idea of the pumpkin Smoothie was set off by my visiting a new follower who posted a recipe on her blog called A Sincere Soul’s Life Experiences I adapted the recipe adding Banana and Almond Milk. I will share with you on my recipe pages when I get more time to post it. 

I hope you all enjoy what ever you have planned for your various celebrations.

Take care and thank you for taking the time to read and comment

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  1. Paul Handover
    Oct 31, 2013 @ 00:41:49

    Jean has been working hard preparing for a grand Halloween Party tomorrow evening. Will print out the Celtic history and present it to our guests. Bet few of them know the history!

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  2. Renee Espriu
    Oct 31, 2013 @ 02:23:51

    What a wonderful time you must have had! She is a sweet thing and looks like she gives lovely hugs. I have three days off coming up so am looking forward to writing something. Haven’t written anything for some time now as just getting through work and home is enough. Hope you are well. xoxox

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    • Sue Dreamwalker
      Nov 01, 2013 @ 12:24:03

      Reneem so good to see you, I hope that you also take some time out for yourself to rest up, you seem to be working very hard.. I hope your little new four legged friend is doing ok also… I am well, although a little stiff.. I need to be getting more exercise, the constant rain has meant I haven’t been doing any gardening lately, or walking… My Body is in protest!… I had the acupuncturist work on my back last visit,, So hoping it eases 🙂 Big Hugs to you Renee, and Hoping you too are feeling ok.. The colder weather always brings out a few aches! xxx Sue

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  3. lscotthoughts
    Oct 31, 2013 @ 03:14:39

    She is absolutely adorable, Sue, and what memories you have made, too! With our daughter away in college and our son in his first year (still at home, though), it just seems like things aren’t the same. They’re okay, but I just bought candy tonight, my son put some webs up and hubby put out our decorations last week. However, this is the first year without a carved pumpkin! None of us felt like doing it, well, so be it! We’re partially in the “spirit.” Haha! Anyway, have a fun evening! xoxo Oh, and I would love one of those pumpkin muffins! I love anything pumpkin and have already made several pumpkin bread loaves…:)

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    • Sue Dreamwalker
      Nov 01, 2013 @ 12:20:04

      Those bread loaves sound delicious Lauren, and I can imagine your house feels half empty, its a strange feeling when they move out, Loved your ‘Partially in the spirit’ lol comment hehe… The muffins were to me a little bland so if you make them I would add some spices to liven them up 🙂 Thankyou for dropping by, love to hear from you 🙂 xox

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  4. LadyBlueRose's Thoughts Into Words
    Oct 31, 2013 @ 07:16:15

    wishing you a very Merry Samhain…
    you look like you had a very Blessed day ….
    Take Care…You Matter…
    )0(
    me

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  5. prenin
    Oct 31, 2013 @ 08:18:29

    Looks like you and the little one had a lot of fun! 🙂

    Imagination is a wonderful thing! 🙂

    Love and squishy hugs!

    Prenin.

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  6. reikiheidi
    Oct 31, 2013 @ 09:19:00

    Lovely photos, and your grandaughter is beautiful 🙂
    Honoured Smahain to you x

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  7. Gray Dawster
    Oct 31, 2013 @ 10:05:02

    A wonderful posting Sue
    and hey, Happy Halloween
    my sweet and great friend 🙂

    I wonder what thrills you will
    be having later, noooooooo
    that is your secret 😉 lol

    Pumpkin Pie and Custard Maybe? 🙂

    Andro xxxx

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  8. giselzitrone
    Oct 31, 2013 @ 11:18:00

    Hallo liebe Sue ein schöner Beitrag und schöne Bilder und Muffis sehen sehr lecker aus.Ich wünsche dir auch ein schönes Hallowen und viel Freude lieber Gruß und Freundschaft.Gislinde

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    • Sue Dreamwalker
      Nov 01, 2013 @ 12:08:59

      Danke liebe Gislinde, wir hatten eine wundervolle Zeit, ich freue mich, Sie zu genießen … Haben Sie ein schönes Wochenende und ich hoffe, das Wetter ist nicht so nass wie es auf der Perioden gegeben hat, hier
      Liebe Sie
      Sue xx

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  9. Visionkeeper
    Oct 31, 2013 @ 13:26:26

    Love the pix of your beautiful sweet Granddaughter!! So precious 🙂 Glad she is enjoying the festivities. It’s the togetherness that counts as you so well taught her that day. She is lucky to have you. The peg people were cute as can be. Who needs expensive toys when you have a box, some clothes pegs and some scissors? Simple but MEANINGFUL!!!! Good job DW….Much love…VK

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  10. lindalitebeing
    Oct 31, 2013 @ 13:30:40

    Beautiful grandaughter! Looks like you both had a great time together. I plan to read your old post and learn more about the pure intent of this celebration.

    blessed be,
    Linda

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    • Sue Dreamwalker
      Nov 01, 2013 @ 12:04:47

      Yes we had a wonderful time, we usually do, You should have seen her face when she paid me a visit after dark with her mum, in fancy dress of Pink hat and witches costume, She spotted the Pumpkin lit up above the door straight away.. And told her mum she had made it…. Lovely.. 🙂

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  11. Crowing Crone Joss
    Oct 31, 2013 @ 13:51:48

    of such moments, such days, are wonderful memories made. Looks like both had a great time together. How truly lovely.

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  12. Deb
    Oct 31, 2013 @ 16:35:48

    Ariel is so adorable, Sue! She must be the apple of your eye!
    Love the pumpkin the two of you carved, but mostly that you shared that special memory together.
    Peg people. I seem to recall those now…my, my, where do the years go? Directly behind me I reckon
    I new one way or the other you’d put up that muffin recipe…thank you.
    Have a happy and safe Halloween, my friend
    Love and hugs, and a gentle cheek pinch for Ariel. 🙂
    xxx

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    • Sue Dreamwalker
      Nov 01, 2013 @ 12:02:37

      Thank you Deb, though I think I may have misled you upon her name, The ariel view I was speaking of was a birds eye view of her peg dolls, I think the spell checker put the capital letter there.. Although Ariel would suit her as she flys high all the time LOL… Thank you so much for your comments, sometimes those simple things get played with the most.. And I too remember my peg dolls 🙂 Love and Hugs back dear Deb.. xoxoxox

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  13. marina kanavaki
    Oct 31, 2013 @ 18:58:16

    Now that’s the perfect way of spending Halloween… baking with such a big beautiful smile!!! Happy Halloween, my dear Sue!! 🙂 xxxx

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  14. Alex Jones
    Oct 31, 2013 @ 20:04:41

    Today, my neighbourhood was swarming with costumed children having fun, and good to see they are under close supervision of parents.

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    • Sue Dreamwalker
      Nov 01, 2013 @ 11:57:16

      Yes, its good to see around here also many parents waiting on the curbside while they go door knocking.. We had a fare few knock upon our door and the pumpkin was lit above the door:-) FUn was had by all I think 🙂

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  15. pictimilitude
    Oct 31, 2013 @ 21:57:19

    Happy Halloween to you! HUGS! As for me, we don’t have kiddos (yet…I’m still wondering if one or two will “choose” me, haha) and so Halloweens are usually quiet for us in the country. However, I do plan on having a Halloween candle lighting and small ceremony with my husby this evening.
    I am also celebrating Day of the Dead with my school and we’ve been preparing for it for weeks. So I will dress up as a “calaca” (skeleton with a skull face) and dance next Wednesday (though the official day of celebration is tomorrow). It’s a Mexican holiday that’s gaining popularity in the US but my family is part Mexican so I’ve always loved this holiday…
    Also, such cool facts about Halloween!

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    • Sue Dreamwalker
      Nov 01, 2013 @ 11:55:35

      Cyndi, I hope your evening in candlelight was beautiful 🙂 and yes I have heard of the Mexican celebration, and as for children picking you in the future!as a parent! Well I think the children you teach are very lucky, How cool to have such a wonderful teacher as you must be…. No I think you chose not just to have one or two in your life.. But hundreds 🙂 What a gift you must bring them all .. 🙂

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      • pictimilitude
        Nov 02, 2013 @ 14:13:40

        Haha, yes, hundreds of kiddos. Sometimes I wonder if the Universe is just going to keep it that way. Save for these dreams of “twins” I keep having…but that’s a whole ‘nother can of worms. 😉
        As for the Halloween ceremony – yes! I love the symbolism of it. See, I didn’t grow up doing this, but now that I’ve invited this kind of centering into my life and I’m sort of creating my own philosophy of spirituality, I feel like I’m on a powerful path. We used sage to banish negative energy and sweetgrass to invite positive energy…it was powerful.
        We also did Dyads. Have you heard of those? I didn’t until I started working at this new school. It’s a powerful listening exercise. 🙂
        I hope you have a wonderful weekend. Many happy hugs and blessings. xo

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        • Sue Dreamwalker
          Nov 04, 2013 @ 13:57:05

          You are on a powerful path Cyndi, Sage I also use.. And no I had to look it up just about Dyads! 🙂 Which sounds very interesting.. I worked half of my weekend again… But while you are working Monday I have that day off 🙂 xxx 🙂 So can not complain

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  16. Sabina Brave
    Oct 31, 2013 @ 22:14:17

    Happy Halloween, Sue 🙂
    Love, and hugs.
    xox

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  17. lindalitebeing
    Nov 01, 2013 @ 00:23:04

    Sue.
    I just read your 2009 post and I loved it! You know I thought the modern festivities were only celebrated in the US until I met all my international WP friends who are very Halloween-aware! Of course capitalism is the most popular belief system in my country and this holiday is very profitable.
    This is very cool – Some Wiccan and Pagan traditions celebrate Samhain at 15 degrees Scorpio – the exact midpoint astrologically between the 0 degrees Libra Fall Equinox and the 0 degrees Capricorn of the Winter Solstice – taken from http://brigidshearth.org/seasonal_hearth.html
    BTW, my birthday is very close to 15 degrees Scorpio, it is 14 21 Scorpio, so apparently my birthday sometimes coincides with Samhain! I am going to do a card reading today to make this season and give it my own spin, as a time to see behind the veil!

    love, Linda

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    • Sue Dreamwalker
      Nov 01, 2013 @ 11:50:16

      I am pleased you enjoyed the Link to my 2009 posting Linda, and thank you also for your link.. I can see you are very into Birth charts, me, well they passed me by 🙂 I am reliant on my mediumistic skills, mostly clairsentiant.. My path is now changing yet again, as I have decided after 20 odd years to give up my Spiritual Church service platform work… My last service will be this coming Sunday the 3rd.. So you could say the cycle has come full circle as I started my platform work in the early 90’s serving Spiritual venues with demonstrations .And until just recounting this to you hadn’t realised how this is so significant to the Changes within the Retrograde etc.. Very Interesting 🙂

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  18. Marko
    Nov 01, 2013 @ 13:30:14

    I greet and wish you a happy November. http://marciento.wordpress.com/2013/11/01/november-listopad/

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  19. shreejacob
    Nov 02, 2013 @ 10:45:15

    Awww…your granddaughter is absolutely preciously cute!!! I just wanna pinch her cheeks!! 😀

    Thank you for sharing your day with us 🙂 I unfortunately have to work and Halloween is not a very big thing here, the Hungry Ghost Festival on the other hand is pretty big within the Chinese community.

    I understand the frustrations about how so many wonderful cultural and spiritual days have been hijacked by materialistic big business who seem to want to hedge out any and all true meaning of a festival and claim it as “their own”. It would be really nice though if along with the fun stuff, for the kids…there is also an introduction to the rich history about such festivals to the kids…you know? Like a win-win situation for all….

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  20. Enigma
    Nov 03, 2013 @ 11:04:01

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  21. natswans
    Nov 03, 2013 @ 13:58:56

    Lovely to see your granddaughter getting into Halloween and enjoying herself. Lovely pictures..I did wonder so thank you for the Link. I will sure to take a look.
    Hugs Sheila xx

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  22. Lizzie Bellotto
    Nov 04, 2013 @ 20:39:25

    Great to know you had a fab time:)
    Fab to see and feel the magic!
    hugs
    Lizzie

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  23. Kourtney Heintz
    Nov 07, 2013 @ 21:32:20

    I love carving a pumpkin and making homemade pumpkin seeds. So fun!

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    • Sue Dreamwalker
      Nov 08, 2013 @ 11:42:24

      Yes this was I admit a first for me… as when my children were small, the trick or treating wasn’t as big as it is today here in the UK.. So I had as much fun as my Granddaughter with the Pumpkin 🙂 xx

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