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Thoughts on… Halloween

It’s October 31st meaning it’s Halloween! If you’ve been online this past month, you’ve probably seen many a gif and if you’re on Twitter just about everybody has had Halloween-themed user names.

I’ve never been into Halloween and I think that’s because I live in the UK where while it has got bigger and more popular over the years, it was never a thing when I was a child. When I was growing up I lived on a street where there were no other kids and very limited lighting so it wasn’t like I took part in trick or treating or anything – and to be honest I think it was something that just didn’t happen.

When I was a teenager, friends had parties for Halloween but that was more of an excuse to get dressed up and get drunk, it was the same when I was at Uni. Yes I did dress up and have fun (my favourite was when a friend had Halloween/birthday party where the theme was dead-people or characters and I went as an unnamed zombie Red Shirt from Star Trek) but I never got into the real spirit of Halloween – whatever that is.

I don’t enjoy horror films so I don’t make an effort to watch them in October like some people do, and I don’t really read spooky books, so what I read and watch don’t make me feel very Halloween-y.

I don’t begrudge anyone who enjoys Halloween, it’s just not for me. Maybe it’s because I’m a Brit and never did the trick and treating thing or because I don’t like scary things. This year I have no plans for Halloween, instead I’ll be curled up in front of the TV watching Bake Off and eating chocolate. But to all those who celebrate and enjoy Halloween – I hope you have a great time!

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Where to find me on the internet

It’s 2016! So as it’s the start of another new year I thought I’d do a little bit of housekeeping on my blog. The layout and look of the site might be changing once I figure out what I actually want it to look like so apologies in advance for any weirdness and technical difficulties.

Also I thought I’d just say where else you can find me on the interwebs in case you want to follow me anywhere else.

Twitter
My handle is @ElenaM52 and I love discussing films and books there. There’s also ramblings about my everyday life too.

Instagram
My handle is elenasquareeyes. I go through stages of being addicted to Instagram and sharing photos almost every day and then other times I can go weeks without posting anything. My Instagram is mostly made up of books and my friend’s pets.

Bloglovin’
You can follow me here. I’m still getting to grips on following people via bloglovin’ but I’m liking having my posts accessible elsewhere and easier for people who don’t use wordpress.

LetterBoxd
You can find me here on LetterBoxd. I have only very recently signed up to this site after seeing a lot of my Twitter friends use it to keep track of the films they’re watching – I’m still figuring out how it all works. So if you are interested in what I’m watching (because it sometimes takes me a while to update my Films of… lists and even longer for reviews to appear) then you can follow me on there!

Let me know if you follow me on any of the above!