To be as cool as a cucumber

‘To be as cool as a cucumber’ is an expression that means that a person can behave in a relaxed manner during difficult or stressful situations.  Unfortunately I am not as cool as a cucumber and more often than not I ‘freak out’ when I feel stressed.

Are you as cool as a cucumber or are you similar to me?  What was the last stressful situation you experienced?

 

Horror Movies

Don't look back!

What makes a great horror film?

The Halloween franchise has earned, worldwide, just under 367 million dollars.  That’s a lot of money!!!!

Truth be told, I hate horror films because I always have nightmares and I have to sleep with the light on for about 2 weeks afterwards.  This is not good for the environment or my electricity bill.

Are you a lover or a hater of this genre?

The Tower of London

The Tower of London is the oldest fortress, palace and prison of its type anywhere in Europe. With a long history of executions, murder and torture, ranging from hanging, beheading, to being hung, drawn and quartered, it is the perfect recipe for a haunted history.

It is no surprise that it ranks as one of the most haunted castles in Britain. Hundreds of ghost sightings have been reported in and around The Tower over the years. If you would like to hear 2 minutes of history about the Tower of London then click here.

Does anyone know of a haunted place in Málaga?

Trick or Treat

Trick or Treat?
Trick or Treat?

Trick-or-treating is a customary celebration for children at Halloween. Children go in costume from house to house, asking for treats such as sweets or sometimes money, with the question, “Trick or treat?”

The word “trick” refers to a threat to do mischief on the home owners or their property if no treat is given.  Have you ever played a trick on anyone?

Happy Halloween

Halloween is a holiday celebrated on October the 31st. Although it is thought to be a secular celebration some Christians and pagans believe it has strong religious connections.

The day is often associated with the colours orange and black, and is strongly associated with symbols such as the jack-o’-lantern.

Halloween activities include trick-or-treating, wearing costumes, ghost tours, bonfires, costume parties, visiting haunted attractions, carving jack-o’-lanterns, pranking people, reading scary stories, and watching horror movies

If you want to know how to make a jack-o’- lantern then follow the simple steps here:  Make your own lantern in 15 minutes