merry and bright

I’m sitting here looking at a magazine that is already saturated with Christmas festive-ness.

Mind you Halloween has not yet even arrived….

Surprisingly, and unlike previous years, I’m not overly bothered by the pre-emptive marketing schemes.

I think it’s because today, for me, feels a bit like Christmas morning!

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beary-sweet all hallow e’en!


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“There are three who give testimony in heaven:  the Father, the Word, and the Holy Spirit; and these three are one.”  1 John 5:7 (The Vulgate)


Helen would like to wish you a


All Hallow E’en!


October 31st, in its strictly religious aspect, is known as the Vigil of Hallows or All Saints’ Day.   Continue reading “beary-sweet all hallow e’en!”


it’s the monday giggles…


“They will follow the LORD; he will roar like a lion.  When he roars, his children will come trembling from the west.”

Hosea 11:10

Do I look fierce enough?

The Lion

If you are attacked by a lion:

Find fresh underpants,

lay on the ground quite still,

pretend you are very ill,

keep like that day after day,

perhaps the lion will go away.

by Spike Milligan

“It’s the circle of life, and it moves us all, through despair and hope, through faith and love.  Till we find our place, on the path unwinding. In the circle, the circle of life! “

(Now she just needs a big rock to stand on!)

“Hakuna Matata! AND happy All Hallows’ Eve!

Sticky fingers,

Tired feet,

I hope you’ll stop at my house

for a ROArrrrring great treat!!


hugs n’ blessings & many  All Souls day prayers & wishes!

O God, Lord of mercies, grant to the souls of Your servants and handmaids, the place of refreshment, the bliss of etrnal rest and the splendor of Your Light.