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Halloween Shenanigans

Sorry I haven’t updated in so long. I’ve been rubbish lately because my work hours are just ridiculous and not giving me any time for anything else. Luckily though we have just hired loads more staff and so my hours should be going back down to normal! However this does mean I really will have to leave for a better paid job soon.

However, I did have the day off on Halloween and wasn’t in until the afternoon the next day and so decided to go visit Ash’s friends in Basildon.

I did want to make my own halloween outfit but unfortunately only got halfway through before running out of time. Again I blame work. Instead I borrowed a friends outfit and went as a witch.

a bank robber, a raindeer, a doll and a witch.

We started the night by playing a bit of Harry Potter Scene It. Ash thought he’d be rubbish as he hasn’t really watched it as much as the rest of us, but we found that a lot of the questions we’re quite easy, or at least that there was a nice mix, and so everyone seemed to have an equal chance of winning. The mix of challenges is really good too, from just normal questions and answers, to watching film clips, making names out of pictures and guessing who the distorted character was. I found that I was really good at the ‘hangman’-esq word games, where letters would appear  one at a time and we had to guess who or what it was spelling.

We then played just dance, a game that I love far too much. Ash is surprisingly wiggly in the hip area.

Afterwards we decided to go to Jumping Jacks as they had a 3 for 1 on drinks all night! Roll on the cheap Jaegerbombs! I didn’t really get drunk as I had to drive the next day but it was still a really good night with lots of dancing to a good mix of cheese and recent chart hits.

Halloween success! Now on to my favourite night of the year, Bonfire night!! 😀

‘Till next time!

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Alphabet Dating – Starting with A

A few weeks ago my sister told me about one of her friends who had started Alphabet Dating with her boyfriend. This basically meant that they took it in turns to choose a date but it has to follow the alphabet. For example, ‘A’ could be a date to an Arcade, ‘B’ could be a Bike ride etc.

Ash and I have decided to do the same as we really liked the idea of it (ok so it was mainly me but he agreed it could be fun). I chose our ‘A’ Date and decided to take us to Anime Expo (also known as Comic Con) as I know Ash has been dying to go.

It’s basically a big convention for anime, games and TV shows. There were various talks throughout the day, signings, games consoles to play and un-discovered talent selling their wares.

Giant Tardis

It is also well known for Cosplay and, as expected, there was a lot of it! We saw storm troopers, loads of Naruto’s, millions of zombies, a princess leia (with a lightsaber and not a gun, much to Ash’s disgust), an awesome transformer, slenderman, Princess peach, some practically naked girls (even in this cold weather) and so many more! I love dressing up and so loved looking at all the weird and wonderful costumes. Some people really do go all out.

Being turned to the darkside

We mainly wondered around just looking at all the wonders the shop owners had to offer but there were also talks going on all day and games areas where you play both new and old consoles. Nintendo were there with the WiiU and gave us free keyrings! Unfortunately we couldn’t be bothered to wait actually play on the WiiU but it did look really fun!

I didn’t really buy much myself (I actually came back with money which was unexpected!), but I did get this cute little toadstool ring made with real moss, and this hilariously awesome poster of Godzilla by SilentReaper. I also bought my first Christmas present, i’ve officially started my Christmas shopping. Eek!

We did plan to meet up with my sisters boyfriend and his friends, and we did for a little bit, but we hadn’t seen parts that they had seen and so ended up losing them when wondering off to look at things. Maybe next time we can get there at the same time…

By Silent Reaper and now on my wall

All in all it’s a good day out if you’re into that kind of thing. I know my sister went last year and hated it. She said she was creeped out by all the cosplay and things. But for any avid gamers, manga readers and nerdy tv watchers it is definitely a good event to go to!

Date A success. I wonder what Ash has planned for date B…

Till next time!