Halloween 2016 (and Dr WHO?)

This years Halloween celebrations were marred before they got started.  Real ‘monsters’ visited Earth.  Did they come because it was Halloween?  Did they think they would just blend in with all those people dressed as monsters, zombies & vampires? Or, did they follow someone here?  And, who is the strange man with the blue box?

Click on the link  Halloween 2016 to read more and to see photographs.

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Stassi outside the old institute

Youth Club, Halloween and ‘Trick or Treat’

The kids enjoy hanging out at their local youth club and their parents are keen to see it remain open, and as such they are often involved with charity events to raise money for its upkeep.

There are no electronic devices, games consoles, mobile phones etc allowed.  The agenda is to keep kids occupied and active, and to teach them social skills of course.  They play cricket, football, rounders, tennis and part of the money raised by parents buy new items, with the most recent purchases skateboards and a football table on legs.

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They have just visited Hambridge Castle for Halloween, and some ‘Gothic’ houses for ‘trick or treat’.

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BJD Halloween (78)

Lots more photographs at:  FLCKR

Initiation Ceremony

Eleanor was a member of a Coven for some considerable time when due to an expansion in numbers the coven was split (there can only be up to 13 wiccans). She decided to start her own Coven and was given the position of High Priestess by the Queen, who we hope to meet when she attends one of Eleanor’s meetings. 

Of all of the interested Seekers only four have been initiated so far, bringing the total number in the Coven to seven, and the private ceremony was held in a secluded woodland area.  Eleanor allowed me to take some photographs back at the castle showing her addressing her Covens deity, though we are unable to convey what was being said, and of her welcoming her two Officers into the Coven. 

The High Priestess and her Officers then welcomed the Seekers into the Coven by holding hands and repeating an incantation.  Each member then had time alone with the Deity to give their thanks for being accepted into the Coven.  The High Priestess and her Officers wore black attire, while the four Seekers wore red for the ceremony.

Afterwards the girls were relaxed and chatty, dressed in their day to day clothes, and were no different to anyone else you might pass on the street.  Lots of photographs were taken but unfortunately because the sun was so bright they haven’t turned out too good.  Some will be posted on http://www.flickr.com/photos/tonner_etc/ but apologies in advance for the quality.

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High Priestess Eleanor

Eleanor has been elected to be the High Priestess of a newly formed coven, and invited some of her fellow Wiccans to a preliminary ceremony. 

 

Fersana and Eleanor

Fersana, Zeher and Juniper arrived in the country today and made it a priority to attend, especially as Juniper is one of the Officers (the other Officer is Cindy).   

High Priestess Eleanor, 1st Officer Juniper and 2nd Officer Cindy

Part of the initiation was to dress in colours, rather than the usual black, but the ceremony itself was kept very secret.

Pictures can be seen on:  http://www.flickr.com/photos/tonner_etc/

Zeher and 1st Officer Juniper