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Hi guys!  Just dropped in to wish you Happy Halloween!

 

How`s it going with you all?

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  • Ray
  • Thailand
  • 31 Oct 2012, 02:05
It worked!

I am good...how about you, Rosalyn?
Rosalyn Sears: Hi Ray! I am fine, just struggling with how fast the time seems to go by. I`ve been struggling to find time to get out with my camera, especially with a boisterous spaniel in tow (although, photographs taken whilst trying to hang on to a loopy dog could be interesting). I have also been building a little photographic website, which has forced me to sort out my photos. It`s been both satisfying and boring in equal measures. It`s boring just looking at your own photographs, and it`s somewhat solitary. Hence my decision to touch base with some old friends! (:o)
Good to see you posting! ... What a face here! lol This mask must meet the one on my site.
http://pixiepixels.shutterchance.com/image/2012/10/31/oh-no-its-halloween/
Rosalyn Sears: I`m sure they know each other well! (:o)
  • Chris
  • England
  • 31 Oct 2012, 07:05
A friend of yours??
Rosalyn Sears: My husband, actually.....not sure this semi-retirement lark is suiting him. lol! (:o)
  • Ginnie
  • Netherlands
  • 31 Oct 2012, 07:26
She rises from the dead! It's good to see you again, Roz!!! grin
Rosalyn Sears: lol! It`s good to be back, Ginnie. Probably won`t be able to do daily postings, but hopefully more often then once every six months....lol! (:o)
Nice of you to drop in smile Try making it more frequent please smile
Rosalyn Sears: I will do my very best, Bill. I`m aiming at at least once a week. I just don`t know where the time goes, though. Pete is now semi retired, which seems to have shrunk my week even further. (:o)
  • Chad Doveton
  • Where latitude and longitude meet.
  • 31 Oct 2012, 08:18
Like a Christmas carol, this is the future Bill Phillips come back to haunt us.
Rosalyn Sears: Wicked as ever, Chad. lol! (:o)
Is the result of your latest bit of nip and tuck and botox Rosalyn. [grin]
Rosalyn Sears: It is indeed, and I also had my teeth done. (;o)
Oh, my - not one to meet on a dark night! We never used to have this nonsense until a TV broadcast on the "Tonight" programme many years ago - in the early 70s I think - introduced it from America - not a British tradition at all!
Rosalyn Sears: Quite agree! Just cut and pasted below a comment I made today on facebook.

Not a big fan of the whole `trick or treat` commerce-fest. The most excitement we got as kids was `dookin` for apples, and attempting to eat toffee apples dangled from strings with your hands behind your back. The only commerce I can remember attached to Halloween were those little, jaw-breaking, homemade toffee cups, and homemade cinder toffee, which were sold at our school. Does anyone else remember them? You must know the ones I mean - the toffee cups could not be removed from the paper cases and it was 50/50 whether it was your teeth or the toffee which shattered. The cinder toffee was guaranteed to weld your teeth together like lock-jaw.

However, I do actually remember feeling quite scared on the way back from school, and happy to reach the welcoming glow of home. The fear was completely self-generated, fuelled by my own imagination and half remembered scary stories. `Real` ghost stories seemed to have so much more impact and didn`t require any shopping trips for props.

Came across this on the BBC this morning, and it is exactly the sort of thing which would have fuelled my imagination as a child. http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-20139414






Dreams and darkness at the poles

www.bbc.co.uk
  • Lisl
  • England
  • 31 Oct 2012, 08:36
Surprise that you are back, too, Rosalyn. Will you be staying?
Rosalyn Sears: I`m hoping that I will find the time to post once or twice a week, but I really don`t know where the time goes. We`ll see how it goes. (:o)
Trimbo never looked better Ros.Nice to see you back.
Rosalyn Sears: Ooh that`s cruel! lol! Nice to be back, Michael. Hope to post at least once a week. (:o)
Wow! He's a well dressed spooky fellow, Rosalyn. Wouldn't turn down his request for treats tonight.
Rosalyn Sears: lol! Wouldn`t like to bump into him in a dark alley, either. (:o)
Hi Ros, good to hear from you again. I like the image but to tend to subscribe to Tom's feelings about the occasion.
Rosalyn Sears: Nice to be back. Hope to appear a little more frequently again.

Totally agree about the whole Trick or Treat thing. I`ve cut and pasted below my facebook comment on the subject.



Not a big fan of the whole `trick or treat` commerce-fest. The most excitement we got as kids was `dookin` for apples, and attempting to eat toffee apples dangled from strings with your hands behind your back. The only commerce I can remember attached to Halloween were those little, jaw-breaking, homemade toffee cups. and homemade cinder toffee, which were sold at our school. Does anyone else remember them? You must know the ones I mean - the toffee cups could not be removed from the paper cases and it was 50/50 whether it was your teeth or the toffee which shattered. The cinder toffee was guaranteed to weld your teeth together like lock-jaw.

However, I do actually remember feeling quite scared on the way back from school, and happy to reach the welcoming glow of home. The fear was completely self-generated, fuelled by my own imagination and half remembered scary stories. `Real` ghost stories seemed to have so much more impact and didn`t require any shopping trips for props.

Came across this on the BBC this morning, and it is exactly the sort of thing which would have fuelled my imagination as a child. http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-20139414






Dreams and darkness at the poles

www.bbc.co.uk
Creepy.....great find Rosalyn and a Happy Halloweeen! smile
Rosalyn Sears: This one is at our local garden center where they are hosting a fancy dress party for kids. Personally I think they will be scared half to death. (:o)
  • Alan
  • United Kingdom
  • 31 Oct 2012, 12:31
Welcome back! There are plenty of scary people in my office today, too; mind you, there are plenty of scary people here most days. smile
Rosalyn Sears: lol! Have to say, I`ve seen some sights today. Nice to be back, btw. Won`t be on a daily basis, but hopefully mor often than once every six months! (:o)
Hello there. This is a surprise. I am late getting to the party.
Rosalyn Sears: Mary, I am late for everything these days. No idea where the time goes, and my week seems to have shrunk further with my husband now semi-retired. (:o)
  • John Prior
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 31 Oct 2012, 13:38
Just shows you what smoking does to you smile Happy Halloween
Rosalyn Sears: Hahaha! That made me roar with laughter, John. Maybe I should offer it as an image to go on ciggie packets. (:o)
  • Anne
  • United Kingdom
  • 31 Oct 2012, 14:31
Scary stuff!
Rosalyn Sears: It is, indeed! Especially as it is one of the props for a childrens fancy dress party. They will be terrified! (:o)
A great surprise indeed.
I am OK and how are you keeping Roz?
Rosalyn Sears: I`m very well, thank you Richard. Struggling to manage my time now that my husband is semi-retired, but otherwise things are good. (:o)
  • Astrid
  • The Netherlands.
  • 31 Oct 2012, 17:32
Look who is back, erm....erm....erm...
Great to have you back Roz. Great shot, it worked, LOL.
Rosalyn Sears: Nice to be back, Astrid. Hope to be around a bit more, but probably not on a daily posting basis...just too time consuming. (:o)
Er...welcome back. (I think!)
Rosalyn Sears: lol! I can see why you might have your reservations. (:o)
Hi Ros and a happy Halloween to you too
Rosalyn Sears: Hi there! Hope all is well with you. (:o)
  • Sally
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 31 Oct 2012, 19:44
Fantastic Rosalyn, such fun!!
Rosalyn Sears: It is isn`t it? Part of a display for a children`s fancy dress party....personally I think it will scare the pants off them! (:o)
It must have been that bat-bite at the Eden project, but do hope you'll stick around! smile
Rosalyn Sears: Could well have been! I`m hoping to post at least once a week...I just can`t keep up with daily postings. (:o)
If that is you behind the cigar Rosalyn!... i can understand why you've not been seen for months... time for a facelift... it's so nice to have you back and thanks for dropping by today....petersmile
Rosalyn Sears: Yes, Pete, I have let myself go a bit....lol! (:o)
YIKES!!!! Thanks for dropping in! Good here in Arizona - can't speak for the Jersey Coast :-( Good to see your site up. How exciting for you that you're building your own website - congratulations! Will enjoy exploring it once it's ready.... so keep us posted!
Rosalyn Sears: Hi Elizabeth...it`s nice to drop in on my good friends at shutterchance. Hope to be here more often. (:o)
  • blackdog
  • United Kingdom
  • 1 Nov 2012, 09:45
Welcome back Roz. Having read the comments I gather you might post more often, I do hope you find time.
Rosalyn Sears: Hope to post a couple of times a week, rather than every six months....lol! (:o)
  • SAVO
  • United Kingdom
  • 1 Nov 2012, 20:18
Ha ha. Almost as scary as my 'outfit' on Halloween. I shall try to put it up :p
  • Louis
  • South Africa
  • 6 Nov 2012, 18:14
You scared the living daylights out of me. You should consider a toothbrush smile

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