Edinburgh Christmas

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It seems ages ago now, but in December Fraser and I had our traditional pre-Christmas celebration. As with every year so far we spent actual Christmas day apart and with our respective families. This being from two different countries thing can be complicated to work out at times, but we have found a solution that works for us. And this way we get to have two Christmasses, and who wouldn’t want that?

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We had decorated our flat earlier in December, I love having all that Christmassy stuff around. It makes you feel nostalgic and cosy on cold December nights.

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Our whole day was lovely, we unwrapped presents, watched Christmas films, had a lovely meal and went to the cinema. An absolutely perfect day.

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Halloween, it’s just a bunch of hocus pocus!

  

Halloween this year was great and ghoulish and we decided to celebrate in style. We got a whole load of fun and monstrous Halloween decorations for the flat. Given that we had planned a small Halloween gathering with friends, to listen to some seasonal music, eat eyeball shaped sweets and watch horror films, we proceeded to decorate the flat with these delightful skeletons, ghosts and body parts.

 

This included these cute little smiling pumpkin lights:

  

And, what I guess are the Halloween equivalent of fairy lights.

                             

The finishing touch was this inviting chap on our front door. (We named him Steve):

Of course we had prepared appropriate food and beverages, including pumpkin biscuits, sweets, and popcorn (appropriate at any time of year).

 

Our drinks were prepared in these lovely skull tankards.

                                         

Then everything was ready for an evening of watching Nightmare on Elm Street, a good choice for any Halloween event.

 

Of course a Halloween post would not be complete without mentioning the costumes we wore, to a different Halloween party. I opted for the possibly unimaginative but always gorey zombie outfit.

    

Complete with a gaping and bloody hand wound (which actually looked even better at the end of the evening as the mangled fake skin had hardened!).

  

Fraser chose a less disgusting but equally scarred pirate costume.

 

The Halloween season was eventually rounded off with a viewing of one my all time favourite childhood films, Hocus Pocus. We got through a fair amount of fake blood but definitely had a lot of fun with all the festivities and (totally necessary) Halloween accessories. We hope your Halloween was just as fun!