When the Snow falls

When the snow falls its like magic falling from the air, creating smiles on all mankinds faces 

The digging out of hats, scarfs and gloves for man, woman and child takes place and we embrace the Winter season. 

When the snow falls, the world is covered in a blanket of white and the world gazes in awe at this dangerous yet beautiful wonder 

The blanket of snow covers rooftops, trees, cars and the road, its a world of white as far as the eye can see

When the snow falls, people open their eyes and excitement over takes us all, its what people have waited all year for

We go to bed excited to see what we will wake up to see outside our window, hoping there is snow upon snow

When the snow falls, it fuels the excitement of Christmas and the dreams of a white Christmas to come,  the romance in everyone flows to the surface at nature’s gift of snow. 

When the snow falls nature is all quiet, the Birds are quiet in the trees, the Rabbits are warm down their burrow and the Squirrel hides in his nest away from the cold. 

When the snow falls, the people dream of no work and no school because of bad snow, the dream of deep snow and dream where it just snows and snows and snows. 

When the snow falls we all become Children again, we all re-discover our inner child and magic of Winter and Christmas over takes us all. We all go out and play and have fun. We escape the everyday and have a magic fun time together man, woman and child. 

When the snow falls, there is no better sound than the crunch of snow under your feet on a winter walk, its cold and wet and romantic and the snow is a joy to behold and also makes us grateful to have a wonderful warm home to go back to and watch the snow fall at night through the window

The cold harsh winter wind has lost its power over mankind as mankind has flown out of the warm house to embrace the paradise of white snow. 

When the snow falls, magic comes alive, snowmen are made, and sleighs are at full speed, people are wrapped up warm and clutching snow in their hands. Snow balls fly through the air and laughter can be heard. 

As the snow falls in the middle of night, all that can be seen everywhere is not man, but snowman, he stands guard of the night at everyone’s front and back Gardens. Mr Snowman is here temporarily but magically. 

When the snow falls, the sound of children can be heard as the snow is rare and fun. People run and play and enjoy the snow world. People gaze in happiness as their footsteps are covered by snow so quick as the snow falls more and more. 

When the snow falls, the rooftops are covered in beautiful white, the trees are covered in snow and the hustle and bustle of everyday life falls silent in return for the sounds of people enjoying the winter snow

May we all get to enjoy the snow while it is here, may the white blanket of snow last for as long as can be

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The Conservatives Crisis

The Conservative party is in absolute chaos. Surely their reputation has never been so shattered in many many years. 

The Conservatives are a group of people where only money matters and people do not. They are group where they benefit and work to please the rich and the poor do not matter. In fact the everyday people are just in the way of their end goal to be as rich as sin. 

When a government becomes obsessed with money and doesn’t wish to listen to its people then it is not a government at all. 

When a government doesnt in accordance with the will of the people and does what it wants then it is not democracy but a rogue government. 

What kind of government and people would turn down the idea of sprinklers in high rise apartment blocks because its too expensive even after the Grenfell Tower fire. I was under the impression money can be replaced and re-earned but human lives cannot. 

Have the conservatives brought anything or anyone to justice since the Grenfell tower?  No they have brushed it under the carpet and nothing is said of it anymore. The people are silenced and drip fed lies of everything as usual. 

Cutting corners and placing dangerous cladding on high rise apartments to save money is money fuelled decisions over people. What else have Theresa May and these morons actioned to save money? 

The conservatives are fuelled with dangerous hypocrisy and stupidity. They to the media care for people in pretence and against terrorism but it is they who fuel the rebels of many. 

How can anyone vote or trust Theresa May as the primeminster?  She is too weak and foolish to be primeminster. She reminds me of someone’s annoying foolish middle ages annoying aunty or someone who should be arranging flowers at church. 

The woman cannot run a country I wouldn’t even have faith in her to run a bath. If she did manage to run a bath she would be indecisve if she should have one or not. 

A true leader has the faith of all the people. Theresa May has got no faith placed in her at all. She is steering the UK into a political iceberg. 

A true leader would grant the UK a second referendum as the last one was a political farce. The last one was built on no campaign of either side except stupid quotes. The conservatives can see the UK falling apart, that England is dividing and they do nothing. They do nothing to heal the foreesable rift of leave and remain in the EU. Pretending and lying to the many by saying they are leaving the EU but extending their stay for two more years… Then two more and so forth. 

How anyone can trust these fools I mean look at Boris Johnson. He is not all there in his head he shouldn’t be making big decisions and in control of peoples lives and money. He is a fool and an idiot and I wouldn’t trust him with anything at all. This man is threatening to run for Primeminster and has made himself rich from Brexit and its mindlessness. 

It is the conservatives who are money makers. They take child tax and working tax benefits from the poorer families and less fortunate so they cant feed their children and give it to the rich and the elite. Money talks and greed flows free within the conservatives. 

Theresa May is a fan of fox hunting aka animal cruelty. How can you vote for such a cold heart?  If she doesn’t care for animals she has no heart and therefore no heart or empathy towards the real people. 

The conservatives as of late have shown weak they are, how untrustworthy they are, what liars they are and how corrupt they are. 

All of a sudden it turns out all the conservative MPs are all sex pests. How many are going to be accused of sexual harrassment now?  I have changed their name to ‘con’pervy tits’ as the party is full of such actions and people. Non of these men should have any power over anyone. They are dirty creepy individuals who dont care for women and equality and think they are too powerful for people to report them. What is Theresa May as a woman willing to do about it as a woman even though her cabinet ministers plot against her… Nothing. She is weak. 

In a general election they are known as ‘cons’ which is appropriate as there certain is no pro’s for them just cons and cons is all they are doing to the general public. 

The conservatives are lying to us with their promises,  the conservatives are ignoring the real will of the people and care not for people because they care just for money and to make themselves rich. 

The Conservatives will happily see us as people die if it makes them rich in doing so. They call themselves a democracy but they dont care for people, they care for themselves. When a government talks about money over people and humanity then they are corrupt

They say they care for people yet millions are unemployed, they say they care for people yet thousonds homeless. Where is the end of all this?  

This woman cares not for people and for children but for herself and the rest of the conservative capitalists determined on making money at the expense of everyone else and their struggle through life. 

Dont vote for this shambles and embarrassment of a party who just seek to exploit the people and make themselves richer. Dont vote for this shocking disgrace of a party who has shamed British politics with its scandals. 

Now is the time for a change and a revolution in Britain where the people matter and are priority number one. 

The Desert beauty

The Sahara desert. Stretching along the whole of North Africa. As far as east to west. The Desert is one of the most hostile extreme places on Earth yet it contains some of the most amazing romantic beauty in the world. 

This is a place I would love to visit one day and witness nature at its most extreme and the desolate environment where very little can survive but is of amazing wonder and beauty. 

People will say that there is nothing there and just sand after sand. But here there is something here in beautiful unseen natural beauty anywhere else even on the barren sand dunes. Here is natural wonders. Here is a place where you feel purified and human. 

But even the empty sand filled desert has alot to offer to the eye. Nature here is just as beautiful and on show as anywhere else. Despite a person being stripped of all comforts and needs being here this is still an amazing place to witness and walk through. Many eyes have peered over the desert from the edge of the Sahara basking in a beauty that is all to itself. You must remember the desert also runs along side where many people live in many African countries. This scorching hot wonder is home to many close by and they wouldn’t change it for the world. 

This is a place where you are truly alone and where the footprints and tracks left behind in the sand are almost certainly your own. It is a place where you are welcome and free of all the modern day issues and you are simply human. Being in the desert strips you of all your ego and stereotypes and leaves you just as a person equal to any other in this hostile beautiful world of endless sand dunes and beauty. Here no one is better than another. Only survival and togetherness counts. Whoever you are with – they are your allie. They are the other who shall share the beautiful memory as you wander the vast extreme desert. 

The desert makes you thankful for having an unlimited tap of water at home. The desert makes you feel gratitude for living somewhere not extremely hot and the sun is not a fireball upon your skin. 

I would love to feel and experience the atmosphere of the desert. After all you only live once. Can you imagine riding a camel early morning or sunset across the desert?  This is something I would to experience. This would be an amazing experience for everyone. To see one of nature’s most amazing areas in all its glory. 

The desert at night must be one of the most beautiful views on the planet. I would love to stand at the edge of the desert at night and bask at the stars above on full show.

The stars above shine so bright. Here is the beautiful heavens. You can see the whole of the galaxy above you in this world where hardly anyone goes. But here is nature at its finest. The desert is quiet and isolated but oh so loud in image. There is a paradise here undiscovered. The desert to me possesses amazing romance. 
How the desert at night must be magical, mysterious and enchanting and not seen anywhere else in the world. The sands lit up by the beautiful stars above. 

I would love to sleep in a tent in the desert one day. Sitting outside my tent under the stars and the cooler softer air after the sun has vanished beneath the sandy horizon. Imagine the view and the feeling of being in the vast desert under the glow of millions of stars. 

The heat of the midday sun naturally is unbearable. The scorched environment all around reflects this but here is the extreme wonder. Here is a place on Earth not many people see. The desert is both beautiful and mysterious. The desert is timeless and vast and extreme and wonderous. It is a world man has not damaged. It is just ran by nature with no interferance. Here is magnificent wonder. The desert is both hot and cold in both extremes and here there is nothing but vast wonder as far as the eye can see. 

The desert has existed here probably forever and only few creatures can survive.  There is little water by day. A few isolated trees but there is a whisper of God in the rare gentle desert oasis. The breeze which you are so grateful for. 

There is beauty in the sunrise of the Desert of the early morning light and shadows being cast at dawn and beauty of sunset as the sun fades over the desert horizon. 

The desert casts many different colours by dawn and by dusk. Both the beauty and wonder of red sands to at night a beautiful blue glow of the land before you contrasting the dark night sky. 

Here on sunrise the sand can be seen as beautiful blood red and is a beautiful natural glow as the sand is kissed by the sun. How I would love to bask in this and see such wonder and walk on the sands. Nature is the true beauty across the world. 

Here is the icy blue glow of night in the desert and the moons glow can be seen over the sands at night bringing a calm feeling to the usual scorching desert. Here under the moonlight the desert seems cool and tranquil and calm. How I would love to cross the desert and bask in this moment. This is a luxury for few and unknown to so many. 

The shadows of the sun scatter everywhere by day casting your image on the sand everywhere. The calmer cooler sun of early morning and night can only be described and perfect compared to mid day. 

Riding a camel across the desert would be an amazing experience and one no one would ever forget. It is on my bucket list for things to do before I die. I want to live as we only live once and we must make the most of our planet as it is home. 

Perfectly designed is the Camel to wander across the desert and carry mankind safely through. Such a rare beautiful land animal and a powerful trooper.  How many men and women has Camel carried over the Desert in time?  How wonderful a creature the Camel is and designed to be able to survive here. The Camel has my true respect always. 

The Sahara desert is so vast and big and empty and beautiful. It is a world all to itself and holds a romance all of its own. The yellow beauty of ongoing forever is nothing but where there is truly something. Where there is calmness and truth. The desert holds answers to all mankinds pettyness. The desert is a cruel harsh extreme reminder of how precious life is and how lucky we are. The desert is capable of teaching mankind many lessons. 

If I was to wander the desert and be lucky enough to make it across to the other side. I would never take life and people and water for granted again. Never would I moan at the mild English winter. For life in the extreme places is harsh yet still truly beautiful and is an example of nature in all its glory. Those who cross the Desert have my eternal respect forever. 

The Gunpowder Plot

In 1605 a man names Guy Fawkes attempted to blow up the King of England and Scotland – King James the 1st on the 5/11/1605.

Gunpowder was planted under the houses of Parliament by Guy Fawkes and his fellow conspiritors. Guy Fawkes job was to guard it. But a guard at the houses of Parliament discovered the plot and the gunpowder barrels and Guy Fawkes was captured and arrested and tried for treason. Guy Fawkes and his conspiritors were sentenced to death for treason against the king. The other conspiritors were mutilated and hung but luckily Guy Fawkes avoided his terrible fate. He fell from the scaffold and broke his neck. 

Ever since then every 5th of November the whole of the United Kingdom celebrates the death of Guy Fawkes and burns dolls of him on a bonfire and sets off fireworks. Celebrating the death of England greatest terrorist who attempted treason against the first king of the United Kingdom. 

But was Guy Fawkes really evil as everyone says?  Was he actually a terrorist against king and country?  Guy Fawkes attempted to kill the king in 1605 because king James 1st had declared death of all catholics as heretics and was hounding them out to their deaths and attempting to destroy the religion. Along with the witch hunt he declared at the time he had declared all catholics in the United Kingdom as heretics and sentenced anyone who believed in Catholism to death.

It seems to me that Guy Fawkes was in fact a Catholic freedom fighter who believed in Catholism strongly. He like other catholics were in danger. The lifes of all catholics in danger. 

Coming from a Catholic family myself he fought for the life’s of us and what my family and many more familys believe in. He risked it all so people like my family could live. He fought and died for his people. He tried to stop the king and replace him with the next in line to the throne – a Catholic princess. 
So in the eyes of Catholism Guy Fawkes should be a hero,  a freedom fighter. Guy Fawkes fought and died for Catholics. He fought for the religion in England and Scotland and Ireland wouldn’t die and that all Catholics should be free. He was a catholic hero and brought an end to perscution of his people. He stood up for what he believed in and did his best to stop terror of his people. 

So Catholics remember remember the 5th of November,  gun powder, treason and plot. Done by a man who fought for your religion and beliefs and your freedom

Queen Elizabeth II: At life’s end

Love her or hate her Queen Elizabeth has held a long beautiful yet turbulent reign as Queen of the United Kingdom. She has weathered many storms in her life as a member of the royal family. She has faced hatred and anger over the years towards her family from the country and from Republican believers but her popularity is as strong as ever. She is the patron of over 600 organizations and charities. History shall remember her as a great queen. 

She is the Diamond Queen,  of which the last two generations have only ever seen

She has brought the Royals into the modern day,  she has brought kindness to the world, she has faced many hardships, but nothing has stood in her way

For she is an English rose, she has been blessed and kind,  and of her dynasty the whole world knows

And she is as good as she could of been,  sailing through storms and back into the sun,  the Diamond Queen”

Elizabeth II  was born on 21st April 1926 and has been Queen of the United Kingdom, Canada, Australia, and New Zealand since 6 February 1952. She is Head of the Commonwealth and Queen of 12 countries that have become independent since she became monarch including Jamaica, Barbados, the Bahamas, Grenada, Papua New Guinea, Solomon Islands, Tuvalu, Saint Lucia, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Belize, Antigua and Barbuda, and Saint Kitts and Nevis. 

HRH Queen Elizabeth has made many historic visits which include a visit to the Republic of Ireland which at one time was not imaginable due to hostilities. She has broken many barriers and created many friendships and granted freedom to many. 

This is a picture of the Queen with Marilyn Munroe. She is well respected by many round the world. 

She has seen major constitutional changes, such as devolution in the United Kingdom, Canadian patriation, and the decolonisation of Africa. She has reigned through various wars and conflicts involving many of her realms. She has been a figurehead and a beacon of hope to many and the protector of the faith. 

Although she shall be remembered as a silent gentle queen who never gave interviews or expressed her opinion she shall be remembered fondly. The popularity of her is very high around the world and she is cherished by millions. 

“The children won’t go without me. I won’t leave without the King. And the King will never leave.” – The Queen Mother during the war. 

She grew up through uncertain times. She was only young during world war two and although people say she had it easy and would of been hidden away and well protected always remember that the Princess Elizabeth would of been a high priority capture on the enemies targets. That must and would play on the mind of anyone no matter who you are. At the end of the war in Europe, on Victory in Europe Day, Princesses Elizabeth and Margaret mingled anonymously with the crowds in the streets of London. Elizabeth later said in a rare interview, 

We asked my parents if we could go out and see for ourselves. I remember we were terrified of being recognised … I remember lines of unknown people linking arms and walking down Whitehall, all of us just swept along on a tide of happiness and recovery” 

The Royal family gather on the balcony of Buckingham palace to celebrate the victory of world war two along with Winston Churchill. Elizabeth can be seen on the left as the princess. 
Most people of the modern generation will only know her as an old lady. But the Queen came to the throne as a young woman and took the world on her shoulders at a young inexperienced age and must of been hard for her at first. She was a powerful woman in a male dominated society. A society where had she of had a little brother he would of been king over her. The Queen held her own and shone through. 

The Queen is a beautiful woman with a beautiful heart. She cared for people and loved ones and relatives just like anyone else. she was cherished by her grandfather George V, and during his serious illness in 1929 her regular visits were credited in the popular press and by later biographers with raising his spirits and aiding his recovery. She did her best to take care of him in his time of need and raised his spirits. 

Although the Queen has many doubters we must remember she didn’t ask to be Queen, it wasn’t her choice. She was born into the Royal descendancy.  The Queen wasn’t supposed to be Queen. Her father wasn’t supposed to be king. It was originally her uncle who was supposed to be king. But he abandoned the role of King Emperor due to the scandal of miss Simpson and the crown was passed onto the Queens father King George 6th. 
The Queen is possibly the most powerful rich woman in the world and the longest serving monarch in British history and maybe even the world. 

King George the 6th died of Cancer at the age of 52 and Elizabeth became the Queen of the United Kingdom. 

Althought there are many doubters and many negatives to be said of the Royal family there are also many positives. She brings in much tourism to see Royal palaces and castles. She does much good for charities. I once knew a man who worked in Buckingham palace. He was full of praise for the Royal family and often mentioned the sense of humour of the Queen mother and Queen Elizabeth and you can tell that William and Harry have a sense of humour also. 

What we must remember is the queen is no different to anyone else. She had been a baby,  a child, a mother and a grandmother just like anyone else. She had done a magnificent job of doing all this and attending to royal duties. Life hasn’t been as pleasant for the Queen as  many would believe.  She has headed and helped many charities. She has attended many meetings and worked for peace for many and independance of many countries. She did all this and travelled far for many years while raising four children. 

This gets forgotten about and isn’t always brought to light. Not alot of people are aware of how hard she works. Can you imagine travelling often while raising four children?  This was something she had to do and not something she can easily walk away from. The pressure of being Queen must be immensely heavy. 

The Queen does many Royal duties and unlike Diana who was right in the public eye the Queen slips through the net under the radar and does her duties without the worlds attention. She is a symbol for many. 

The Queen has done a magnificent job of keeping the Royal family together through many storms. The aftermath of world war two,  the premature death of her father king George the 6th and the divorce of her son Charles and the great storm she faced after the death of Diana. There was a media campaign at one stage against the Royal family but the queen won through and has restored the faith in the monarchy. 

She has reached many mile stones. She has become the longest serving monarch and has celebrated her silver, golden and diamond jubilee. 

She has achieved plenty as Queen and has helped many. She has done a grand job of what life selected her to do. Now she reaches the age where she is at life’s end I believe she can look back and be proud of her achievements and all she has overcome. She has worked much harder than anyone can imagine. 

Here is HRH Elizabeth with her great grandchildren. She has been blessed with family and just like anyone else she can be happy for belonging to a family. 

At the age of 91 she can look back and know history shall remember her fondly and now she can enjoy the present of what she has such as her modern family which are a credit to her such as William and Harry and Kate Middleton who will bring in a new era. 

So well done to the silent but great and golden Queen for all your devoted work. May God save the Queen. May she be long to reign over us as she has done to almost two generations and may her good work be continued going forward. May she enjoy the rest of her days at life’s end. 
God save the Queen. 

The Pendle Witch

In anient England in 1612 one of the most famous trials took place – The Pendle Witch trials.

There once lived a woman named Elizabeth Southern aka ‘Old Demdike’ and was the most famous and notorious witch of Pendle casting curses and spells and magic. Demike is probably the most famous witch of England and was said to be very powerful. It is believed she was the leader of a witches coven in England and its reign of terror upon the people. 

Old Demdike claimed in her confessions she met a boy once who claimed he was a demon and a devil. He offered her other worldy powers to possess and magic in return for her soul. He wore a black and brown coat and she seen him many times in her life. He went by the name of ‘Tibb’. 

Occasionally Tibb would appear to her as a brown dog and demand to drink some of her blood.    

Demdike dwelt in the Forest of Pendle. She worked as an agent for the devil and his work himself and in her life no one truly knows how much she commited as a witch. She lived to be an old lady and brought her daughter Elizabeth up as a Witch and her granddaughter Alison. No man ever escaped the fury of Demdike. 

The rumour and legend has it the three witches were often seen digging up bodies from the local cemetry in Newchurch for body parts for magic spells. Taking them back to their coven to cast magic. 

Overall in the Witches coven was upto 12 people. They would often meet in the forest and down by the river and upon Pendle Hill. 

Demdike had a rival witch up against her – old Chattox an old hag of a witch with little sight. Her and her daughter Alice Redfearn were also witches and Demdike and Chattox had a rivalry. It is said Chattox had murdered many through witchcraft including a member of Demdikes family called John Device in 1601. 

The witches reign of terror came to an end in 1612 when Demdikes granddaughter Alison Device met a pedler on the road to Pendle and asked him for his pins. They were expensive in the day and good for healing rituals. The pedler refused so she pointed her finger at him and cursed him. 

A couple of yards up the road the pedler fell to the floor with a stroke. Alison Device became aware of her powers as a witch. She claims she asked the devil to strike him down. 

King James heard of the evil taking place and see it as a threat against himself and ordered the trial and death of all the witches. The greatest trial began. The Pendle witch trials of which seen the hanging of many witches and supposed witches in England. 

During the trials Alison Device confessed to what she had done to John Law the pedler and how she had bewitched a local child. Old Demdike blind and in her 80s confessed nothing. 

Elizabeth Device confessed nothing but spoke of the bites on old Demdikes arms done by Tibb. 

Alison in an act of revenge against Chattox for murdering her father and breaking into the Device home at Malkin tower confessed all to what Chattox had done. The reign of the witches was now over. 

Alison Device and her mother Elizabeth Device had been found guilty and were hung at the gallows and Chattox faced the same fate. Whereas old Demike died awaiting trial and always pleaded her innocence. The witch of Pendle escaped her punishment for her wicked ways in life. 

Years later digging up the ground round Malkin tower was the discovery of many human bones some of children and fingers and toes and animal parts. There was witchcraft symbols and shapes everywhere and this was evidence old Demdike had been commiting evil Witchcraft and sorcery and murder of many people including children. 

It is said a black cat has for many years sat on the grave of one of the witches. We all know the connection between black cats and witches. Perhaps he is her faithful companion and will wait there for eternity by magic guarding her forever. 

Does magic and sorcery really exist?  Can witches cast spells to harm others or rituals of healing and power. What became of Tibb and who does he have working for him now?  Perhaps there are witches now at work somewhere doing the devils work for him. 

Overall 9 women and 2 men were hanged for their crimes and sorcery. Demdike and Chattox were dead and gone but who knows what spells they cast in life. Perhaps they are set to return to the world one day under magic and cause more chaos. 

Who knows what will happen on a spooky Halloween night,  perhaps tonight is the night Demdike and her family and Chattox return to seek immortality and magic once again…. 

Magic Halloween

Halloween or all hallows eve has to be one of the most exciting times of the year. As the nights draw in we are greeted with Halloween. I love Halloween. It is such a funtime and exciting and dark, creepy and mysterious. 

It is the day of the dead, the night of the spirits,  the acknowledgement of Paranormal forces. The witness and involvement in mainly evil entities and horror stories. 

I used to love ghost stories. They enchanted me and listened intently. Hiding under the covers as a child and wondering if there is anything lurking in the dark or under the bed. Images of witches flying past the moon,  ghosts creeping up the stairs and vampires stalking their human prey for blood in the dead of night. The scaryness and darkness is what we all bask in on this dark night of mainly of evil entities. In history people used to use the scary face on the pumpkin to warn away evil spirits but now we bask in scary creatures of darkness and dress evil. Everyone dresses in the darkness of death and evil creatures outfits and make themselves look scary for fun. 

‘As you walk home in the darkness of Halloweens magic spooky night,  while the full moon is big and bright

Keep your eyes out for the shadow passing of a witches hat,  and the shadow of a black cat

Listen for the evil laugh of a witch and the howling of her cat,  as she spells magic from her broomstick of which she is sat

As you wander through the dark you will hear the whisper of death at your side,  perhaps it is Dracula searching for his next bride

Look out for the eyes of red,  listen out for the sounds of footsteps on the stairs and the whisper of your name as you lie in bed,  perhaps it is the spirits of the dead’


The atmosphere of Halloween is amazing,  Candles take on a new meaning of magic candles and flames and people are excited for parties. Everyone has bought sweets for when children knock on the door for trick or treat dressed up as witches and Vampires and Skeletons. What a fantastic night. As a child I loved trick or treat and the thrill of knocking on peoples doors and gathering as many sweets as possible. It was a thrill when really young being out late for a child in the dark and meeting strangers. 

It is a time when for a day you can become something or someone else and escape the everyday you. A time when decorating the house is amazing and exciting to make it scary and creepy for people and parties. I love carving the pumpkin. I love making the face on it and watching it glow with a candle in it. 

This is one day of the year when all those people normally easily frightened by scary things come together to bask in this fun fuelled horror frenzy dressing up in scary dark outfits and party season begins. What a wonderful magical time. 

Halloween reminds me mainly of the Witch. The Witch is a massive symbol of Halloween. Halloween is part of the ancient Pagan religion of which witches were priestesses of. The black witch and her black magic is notorious for Halloween and stories. Many people dress as a black Witch. Casting her evil spells and magic and potions. She enforces her magic upon unsuspecting victims flying on her broomstick in the dead of night. Witches operate by the ancient pagan religion and worship nature and the cycles of the moon. They know when the moon is at its strongest and weakest and cast spells by the moon and its many cycles. They know when it’s the winter solstice and celebrate it. 

There are good witches who practice and worship nature peacefully and the evil witches we mainly know and hear about who practice sorcery, black magic and evil. Spells. Those who belong to a witches coven. The ones we know of from stories and scary films such as the Blair Witch project and the paranormal activity saga.

A witches black cat is in Western culture – a bad omen. If a black cat ever crosses your path you are supposed to be cursed with bad luck. It is a symbol of witchcraft and the occult. They are a witches companion. 

Witches and cats are drawn together like a magnet. They are meant to be together. They are similar as in astute, wise and independent. When witch and cat are together the magic is stronger. 

We are nearing that time of year when Hocus Pocus shall be on my tele. As mild Halloween films go this has to be one of the best for all ages to watch. The story of three Witch Sisters in Salem,  USA.  This is a fantastic little tale and brings out the essence of Halloween. Considering its technically Disney I really enjoy watching it. The story is amazing and you are kept watching all the way through as it is drama non stop. 

In the UK we had the Pendle Witches.  I love the story of the Witches. There was a group of them who practiced Black magic upon Pendle Hill and were hunted and hung as Witches during the Pendle Witch trials. Their legacy lives on to this day and hasn’t been forgotten. Names like Old Demdike,  Chattox and Alison Devize are carved into dark evil English medieval history.  It is said Alison Devize met a peddler on the road and he refused to sell his pegs to her. So she cursed him with death. The Peddler died a few yards up the road. Dropping dead instantly. 

Old Demdike was said to be in touch with the devil himself who often appeared to her as a boy and at times bit her to drain blood. 

The Confession of Demdike

2nd April, 1612 (as recorded by Thomas Pott’s inDiscovery of Witches, 1613).

The said Elizabeth Southerns [alias Demdike] confesseth, and sayth; that about twenty years past, as she was coming homeward from begging, there met her near unto a stonepit in Gouldshey, in the said Forrest of Pendle, a spirit or devil in the shape of a boy, the one half of his coat black, and the other brown, who bade her stay, saying to her, that if she would give him her soul, she should have any thing that she would request.

The mystery of their history continues to this day.  You can go round Pendle visiting the town and haunted Grave Yard and farm and cottage where some of the witches lived. If you visit the cemetry in Newchurch it is said a black cat often sits on one of the graves of the witches buried there. Luckily for me my family wandered the sites while I spent afternoon and most of the evening in the Pendle Witch Inn pub (thats right I’m bad)  

Do such things really exist?  Are there ghosts wandering through trapped between this world and the next?  Do creatures lurk in the shadows such as Witches and Warewolves and Vampires just stalking us home….Watching and waiting. Listen out for the creek of the staircase in the thick of night. 

Vampires have always been feared in history and movies and are majestic yet seductive. The vampire desires our blood and wants sink his fangs into the necks of many to quench his thirst. In recent years vampires have become a favourite due to the Twilight saga and there has become a love and a romance in vampire love stories due to this trend. But be careful who we fall in love for because the vampire is dark and seductive. 

We must remember the roots of Halloween as an ancient Pagan festival. Worshipped as a day when people believed at Witching hour the spirits of the dead returned to the living for one hour. People traditionally used to set a place at the table for their loved ones who were supposed to return. During Witching hour it is believed that the veil is at its thinnest between this world and the spirit world. Can you imagine if such a thing took place and the spirits did return. Perhaps they do… 

I have had a few ghost encounters over the years. Nothing obvious and possibly explainable. It is mainly noises, movements, shadows and whispers and dreams. 

One night I dreamt of my grandad. He was a shadow and he was walking off into a bright light. He turned and looked at me he was just all black. Then he began floating backwards arms out stretched into the light. I awoke as the phone was ringing. It was midnight and it was my nana. She was panicing as my grandad had just died in bed. Maybe this was co-incidence who knows. But to me it was real. 

Another time I had a scary encounter at 5am. I was disturbed at this time by something and I remember opening one eye. A shadow of a man passed along the wall and I seen the back of him in the mirror as he came round side of bed. The next thing I know I couldn’t move. I could only move my eyes I felt paralyzed. He stared at me. He wore a brown 1940s suit and his head was slicked back and he had a pocket watch. I had never ever seen him before but to this very day I can remember his face. 

These different events are what make the paranormal so fascinating to me. Many people are disbelievers but how can they deny so definately when the majority of people have a ghost story or know someone who does?  Perhaps it is a world we dont understand yet and personally I hope its never discovered as I love lifes mysteries it makes life exciting. Belief in a spirit world also brings comfort to many as we all hope to see our loved ones again someday.

If anyone has any ghost stories you shall have to let me know. 

I hope everyone has an amazing beautiful spooky Halloween and a fun fright filled night.