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Wednesday 31st October


History of Halloween

The Festival of Halloween is a celebration of the end of the fertile period of the Celtic Goddess Eiseria. It is said that when Eiseria reaches the end of her fertile cycle the worlds of the dead and the living interlap. This happens on October 31. Masks are worn to show respect for the Goddess Eiseria who, like most Celtic deities, does not wish to be seen with human eyes. The day also proceeds All saints day, which was at first the celebration of the start of a new cycle of fertility for the Celtic Goddess Eiseria. Couples incapable of producing children thus tried their luck on All saints day.

I haven't been on my computer for ages the weather has turned into Summer and I have been enjoying the sun and getting into my painting and cooking.

On Monday we went and had lunch at Cracked Pepper and while we were there I asked them if they wanted to change their art work, they were dead keen. So we came back pick a few pieces and went back and changed their atmosphere. I have organised to rotate the art on a regular bases. I think Rere, Stefano and I have found a place to have the 'Our Love' exhibition.
When we were walking to have lunch a green rubbish truck went through the lights and knocked the lights off with a big bang. It gave use a hell of a fright when we saw things flying all over the place. We were lucky that we didn't get hit by any of it and if it didn't happened we wouldn't have gone to Cracked Pepper for lunch and my paintings would be still in storage here. Everything happens for a reason.

I went out to the beach with Ralph yesterday and I ended up taking photos of a dead goat. I don't know why I like taking photos of dead things?
I have uploaded my favourite dead animal photo I took when I visited my Friend Mara. Her man is a hunter and hangs all his heads on a tree which I found fascinating and took about 50 photos of them all.

I had a day of people yesterday. I called into see Ness, Carolyn and tried to catch up with Rere but it didn't happen. The kids came up and I made them cheese puff and they sat around playing the playstation, it was nice to see them laughing and having fun! I'm going to paint Ness a family portrait and was thinking about it while they were here, I will wait until she has had her next baby.

Yesterday was 3 years since my Gran died and I love and miss you Gran.

My message for the day was: It is easier to hear us when you are alone, especially when you are in a natural setting.
It's another beautiful day here in Wanganui! I wounder what the day will bring? CANDY hahaha. I might see if the kids want to go trick and treating tonight? Oh I love being a kid! I so enjoyed having a massive flower fight the other night with the kids!

This is a clever email I got today it made me think what other words you could unscramble:

DORMITORY:When you rearrange the letters: DIRTY ROOM PRESBYTERIAN: When you rearrange the letters: BEST IN PRAYER
ASTRONOMER: When you rearrange the letters: MOON STARER
DESPERATION: When you rearrange the letters: A ROPE ENDS
IT THE EYES: When you rearrange the letters: THEY SEE
GEORGE BUSH: When you rearrange the letters: HE BUGS GORE
GAUTENG: When you rearrange the letters: GET A GUN
THE MORSE CODE: When you rearrange the letters: HERE COME DOTS
SLOT MACHINES: When you rearrange the letters: CASH LOST IN ME
ANIMOSITY: When you rearrange the letters: IS NO AMITY
ELECTION RESULTS: When you rearrange the letters: LIES - LET'S RECOUNT
SNOOZE ALARMS:When you rearrange the letters: ALAS! NO MORE Z 'S
A DECIMAL POINT: When you rearrange the letters: IM A DOT IN PLACE
THE EARTHQUAKES: When you rearrange the letters:THAT QUEER SHAKE
ELEVEN PLUS TWO: When you rearrange the letters:TWELVE PLUS ONE


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