06 November 2010

Will you walk into my parlour?

I think this might be my favourite poem, of all time.

The Spider and the Fly
Mary Howitt

"Will you walk into my parlour?" said the Spider to the Fly,
"'Tis the prettiest little parlour that ever you did spy;
The way into my parlour is up a winding stair,
And I've a many curious things to shew when you are there."
Oh no, no," said the little Fly, "to ask me is in vain,
For who goes up your winding stair can ne'er come down again."

"I'm sure you must be weary, dear, with soaring up so high;
Will you rest upon my little bed?" said the Spider to the Fly.
"There are pretty curtains drawn around; the sheets are fine and thin,
And if you like to rest awhile, I'll snugly tuck you in!"
"Oh no, no," said the little Fly, "for I've often heard it said,
They never, never wake again, who sleep upon your bed!"

05 November 2010


I've always wanted to dress up for Hallowe'en and have been obsessed with dressing up as a Corpse or Undead Bride for the last two years; All Hallows Even.

This year, an opportunity presented itself in the form of a friends hallowe'en house party -- it was now or never. OK, not never but carpe diem and all that.

It's a shame this is the best picture I have before I went out (and it's not even a full shot) :( ....

Hopefully, I still look convincingly dead?

I'm hoping my friend took some better pictures!

Some might consider it an expensive costume to go for but it was so much fun to make, get ready and then wear, and others were really quite impressed with my costume. I shall be recycling this outfit for many years to come. Fancy having a go yourself? Check out the list and prices of the costume and make-up components below.