This Is Halloween!

Happy All Hollows’ Eve!


On Sunday, me and my sister trekked over to the supermarket and bough some pumpkins, to carve. We’ve never carved pumpkins before, for Halloween, so I felt this would be the perfect year to save the childhood, that is slowly coming to an end. 😦

Also those pumpkins are HEAVY and I lack the upper body strength most people have. And my sister is selfish so I carried it all the way home. First world problems. 🙌


Anyways, several people have told me how hard it is carving pumpkins so I stuck to an easy design because I underrated myself, which I shouldn’t because I did one whole year of Art GCSEs. Only one year because I dropped because I was at a grade D….but still. Every little helps.

It turned out that I’m not that bad at carving pumpkins. I broke a knife, which I had to hide from my mum and I almost stabbed myself but it turned out pretty great!

Lilith, my pumpkin.

I went for a cute little happy face vampire pumpkin head. I also gave her eyelashes because she’s a Bad B and she probably coats her eyelashes with Vaseline every night – that’s why they’re so long.

My sister decided to go for a cat face, which I helped her with. She, however, accidentally, carved off one of the teeth so that’s why it only has three.

I’m not going to lie, I was really proud of myself and although

My sisters pumpkin.

Lilith (my pumpkin, but her friends call her Pumpkin Spice Queen) will rot after a while, she will live on in my heart. In all our hearts.


My sister’s one, on the other hand, is already rotting on the inside. It’s disgusting.


Next year, I’m gonna up my game.


Along the lines of Halloween, I have a little horror story to tell. It was a grey, miserable morning when I was told I had a biology ‘pre-mock’.  I revised for about two months, shedding blood, sweat and tears. A lot of tears. No but seriously, I need help. That gloomy biology exam Wednesday finally approached and I walked into the exam, hands shaking, heart pounding. JK I wasn’t actually scared. I was ten minutes late (not my fault) and came out of the exam depressed because I knew I did badly. Turns out, I got a B. And only three marks away from an A, which is a big improvement from my E’s in year 12. Anyways, a few days later, I go into my biology lesson, felling happy that I’m no longer considered stupid in the education system and my biology teacher announces the grade boundaries have gone up. My B, almost an A, is now a C. Whatever. I’m not bitter.

i’M nOT BiTteR!


Another scary story is The Haunting of Hill House. It’s a show on Netflix, which is about a family of seven, who move into a mansion and the aftermath of it, many years later. My friend kept persuading me and I finally started watching it with her and it’s honestly and truly such a good and well thought out show. I highly recommend it.


And on the lines of TV Shows, I’m gonna share my favourite Halloween-y but not really horrific films and TV shows:

  • The Nightmare Before Christmas
  • Monster House
  • Paranorman
  • Stranger Things
  • Frankenweenie
  • Coraline
  • American Horror Story
  • Coco
  • Super 8
  • Corpse’s Bride
  • Casper
  • E.T.
  • Sabrina the Teenage Witch (the OG one)
  • Charmed
  • Harry Potter (all of them)


Okay, that’s the end of my Halloween post!

Did you do anything for Halloween? Did you carve a pumpkin and if yes, was it as good as mine though?



6 thoughts on “This Is Halloween!

  1. Josh Gross | The Jaguar says:

    Wow Shay, you and your sister’s pumpkins are great! Was that really your first time carving pumpkins? Because it doesn’t look like it at all.

    I tried my best to watch Ghost Adventures Live for Halloween, but it was so obviously fake and contrived that I couldn’t stand it. *Sigh,* I wish we could go back to the days when ghost shows were at least somewhat convincing.

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    • Shay says:

      Yeah it was my first time. I’ve only ever painted small tiny ones, never carved them. Thank you! 😀

      And hahaha they are very fake. Well, that sounds better than watching Beautiful Creatures, on Halloween, which is the worst film ever. XD

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