It's the first Sunday of the month so that means only one thing, it's time for Storytelling Sunday over at Sian's.
This month the storytelling has arrived at the same time I was about to start scrapping some pictures taken at a Halloween event in 2002.
My friend Lynne had stumbled upon a village with a great little pub that was having a Halloween party. She said it all looked so fantastic that she'd booked us rooms at the local hotel so that we could join in the fun. This was long before Halloween had really got big in this country so it was a bit unusual but, as it was one of our favourite nights of the year, we were certainly up for it.
On the weekend in question we packed our bags and Maddie's witches costume and headed off to Stockbridge in Hampshire. The pub was called The White Hart and the efforts the landlord had gone to were amazing. The whole place was decorated with ghosts and goblins, skeletons and witches, giant spiders and cobwebs. Games were laid on for everyone to join in and my layout shows one of those games:
It was such a lovely place, so welcoming and so much laid on for us but the funny thing is I've never been back there since.
Even though Maddie is 18 now we still enjoy Halloween very much and have made it a tradition to watch Hocus Pocus every year on the 31st October.
Head over to Sian's now to tell your story and to read the stories of everyone over there who get together on this day to tell a tale or two.
Thanks for reading mine.
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