Happy Halloween

Thought I’d do a round up of my recent Hallloween posts in case you missed any of them and also share some of favourites from other bloggers…… Recent Posts Favourites from other bloggers….. Makeup ideas from Good Housekeeping – https://tinyurl.com/yb7p4zv Pop Sugar’s Cheap costume ideas for teens – https://tinyurl.com/ycgusxk5 Party games ideas from the Balance – https://tinyurl.com/y7ezlu5g and finally from the BBC some party food ideas – https://tinyurl.com/y8asvrz   … Continue reading Happy Halloween

Make an Easy Halloween Cake

If you’re looking for ideas for a really simple Halloween Cake, forget about fancy icing and trying to construct pumpkin shapes and why not just add a few little extras to your favourite bake? I love cooking but baking really isn’t my thing so I stuck with a simple chocolate and cola cake – guaranteed to be moist and decorated it with swirls of chocolate icing, … Continue reading Make an Easy Halloween Cake

Francis Bacon

Today is the birthday of my all-time favourite artist (well along with Lucien Freud) Francis Bacon. His life was as colourful as his art, an Irish-born figurative painter he’s best known for his bold, often grotesque, but always emotionally charged paintings.   I’ve been lucky enough to see several exhibitions of his work including the major exhibition at the Tate several year ago but if you … Continue reading Francis Bacon

On This day

In 1923 the American pop artist Roy Fox Lichtenstein was born.  His work defines the pop movement, inspired by comic strip artwork and newspaper print techniques his creations are a tongue in cheek take on the advertising age.  Ironically his creations have inspired numerous brands logos and advertising campaigns. In 1932 Sylvia Plath was born – US poet and novelist In 1954 – Marilyn Monroe … Continue reading On This day

Easy to Make Halloween Bookmark

If you’re looking for a kids craft idea here’s a really easy to make paper folding bookmark.  I’ve gone for Halloween themed designs but you could transform these into any characters. You start with a square of paper, I cut mine from A4.  Start by folding the square in half diagonally. Open up your paper into a square and then fold in half the opposite … Continue reading Easy to Make Halloween Bookmark