Thursday, November 01, 2012

Happy Halloween!

Happy Halloween everyone! Before getting on to my evening, I have to give a shout-out to my Dad. It's long been a family tradition to make fun of him for his tales of turnip carving as a lad in semi-rural northwest England, but this year he finally ponied up and showed us all how it's done. After finding out first-hand how much effort goes into carving a pumpkin, I'm extra impressed by his turnip lantern:

And by the size of that thing, Baldrick would be beside himself

Moving on, I don't have that much to say about our Halloween festivities, except it was a lot of fun! Started off with drinks at Liz's (who made a huge effort with decorations, spooky food etc.) and then hopped our way around three different bars until 5 in the morning, when we headed home in the pouring rain. Feeling surprisingly decent this morning, especially considering the horrible straight tequila shot (not even with salt and lemon!) Max bought us.

Luckily my evil Frenchman costume was well-received by the natives!

A lot of them said, however, that they wouldn't have known what I was dressed at if I wasn't carrying a baguette around. The baguette cracked under the pressure of being under my arm all night, but luckily one of my friends came as MacGyver and duct-taped it up for me. How MacGyver is that?? And then I was explaining this to a 21 year-old Irish boy, and he didn't know who MacGyver was. Give me strength...

Me and Charlie and our spooky Halloween eyeball kirs

Liz, dressed in random spooky style, me and Charlie, who came as zombie Marie Antoinette

I don't know who the girl on the left is. My friend Caroline on the right came as Medusa and was a bit pissed that no-one knew who she was. In fairness, it's not at all obvious! The makeup was great though!

Caroline and Max. She's been going on about how I have to meet these guys for ages, and then we finally catch up with them and I totally knew them already. Tours is a small place.

Me and Caroline and sexy Pierre. Sexy Pierre, if you're reading this, give me a sexy call, k?

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  1. I feel younger when I read your posts. P.S. That one pic your baguette did look a little limp. Happy Halloween!

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    1. Hi thanks for commenting! That's good, I felt old when I met someone who'd never heard if MacGyver! Yes, that was pre-duct tape I think.

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  2. Nice turnip dad! And I hope sexy Pierre finds you again!! x

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    1. Sexy Pierre has my sexy number, so we'll see...

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  3. If I'd gone out with a baguette, I think I'd have been tempted for a nibble. Props :)

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    1. As the night wore on, various people did eat some, which was pretty gross considering. It is indeed a cunning strategy to build snacking into one's outfit though!

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  4. Talking of building snacking into the outfits after about 30 minutes the top of the turnip lantern is well cooked for eating! Yummmmmy.

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    1. I can think of tastier snacks, I gotta be honest!

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  5. I'm very impressed at how highly polished my coffee-table looks, ha ha! M x

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  6. Kudos to your dad! I've always thought that turnips have to be one of the more difficult vegetables to carve. They also carve turnips in the German part of Switzerland for the St. Nicholas Day parade.

    I love your scary Frenchman costume...but what happened to your moustache in the photos at the end of the post. Does its disappearance have anything to do with sexy Pierre?

    Spooky food - tripe? eyeballs? innards? pig's feet?

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    1. Ha, no such luck! I reapplied it several times, it was only eyeliner, so kept rubbing off.

      The food was mostly spooky by virtue of being pumpkin-based I think! Wooooooo....

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  7. Hot costume!! I'm so jealous! You had a real Halloween with pumpkins, real costumes, "spooky food", and lots of booze!

    Tequila straight? No mixers, fruit or salt?? You're a warrior, Gwan. I would have STILL been hungover.

    But since I'm not (good thing) and it's 5 o'clock, you've inspired me to crack open a bottle of wine. Thanks for the winespiation! He he he.

    I hope you had a nice weekend!

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    1. It was a lot of fun! As for the tequila, I didn't have any choice about it, I didn't know what it was... not a good surprise either! Enjoy your wine. I had a lovely, quiet weekend, first time I've not been out in ages. I usually think that sounds unbearably smug when people go "ohhhh, just so nice to stay in for a change", so apologies, but it was. Hope you had a good one too.

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  8. You made a very cute Frenchie... mustache and all :)

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    1. Thank you! Maybe I should be rocking the 'tache more often ;)

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  9. Sexy Pierre?

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