viernes, 8 de noviembre de 2013


Hello, everybody!!
How are you?
I know I haven't updated this in ages, but I am really busy! Sorry about that!
Today I will tell you about how Halloween is celebrated here in the U.K., and I will show you some of the things I did to celebrate it.
The truth is that Halloween started here in the U.K. and in Ireland many years ago, as a Celtic celebration. It was believed that on the night of the 31st of October, the limits between the world of the living and the world of the dead became blurred, so it was possible for dead people to come to our world (don't worry, it is just a legend, it is not true!) So the living decided to dress up as dead people in order to be confused and that way the spirits would not haunt them.
Then, it started being celebrated more in the USA, and then it came back to England and the rest of Europe, as I am sure you know, because you celebrate it in Madrid as well.

So here is what I did:
First we went to a pumpkin patch in a lovely village near here where there are a lot of different kinds of pumpkins.

Every year, they make a collage with pumpkins, representing something and they display it in a little market. Can you guess what it is?

There were really big ones!

The night before halloween, two friends and myself got together to carve our pumpkins. Here, children will only go trick-or-treating to a house where there are Jack-o-Lanterns at the door. And we wanted trick-or-treaters! We had a lot of fun carving them!

I look concentrated, don't I? haha

 And here's the result!

Mine is a scared pumpkin, rather than a scary one! haha 

On the 31st, the University dining hall was nicely decorated and there were original things to eat, like these yogurts and treat pots:

At night, I put my Jack-o-Lantern at the door of my house, and lots of children came trick-or-treating. It was really dark, so the photo is quite bad, but you can see it more or less.

Now it's your turn to tell me what you did for Halloween! Did you do anything special at school? Did you dress up and go trick-or-treating?
Leave your comments below!
Take care!


9 comentarios:

  1. Hi Maca!!!
    I miss you so much : (
    The pumpking that you made is so cool!!
    At school we made a mummy juice box with moving eyes and the new assistants told us a scary story and gave us sweets!!!!
    Ana and I dressed up as Devils!!!!!
    We got lots of sweets and had lots of fun!!!
    When are you coming back to Spain?????
    Lots of love

    1. How nice, Rosana, you must have had a lot of fun!
      I'll be back in December, and I'm looking forward to seeing you all then!
      Take care!

    2. yeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeah hurray are you going to visit us i miss yo too maca i hope yo are lerning german because all of us will want to see you speaking german.
      and i hope you are good there. another question, where did you stay??,well i think and i hope that everithing its ok

    3. *Remember your punctuation, to capitalize your I's, and the spelling of "everything".

      Thank you Noa. But right now I'm in England, not in Germany! That was during the summer. Now I'm here in the UK for two months on a teaching programme. I'm staying with an English host family who are very nice. I'm learning a lot of new things.
      I'll be back in December, so I'll tell you all about it then.

  2. hello macarena !!! recently i saw in a coment that you are going to be here again in december , but what day exactly?
    i ´m asking you this because i miss you a lot .
    whit love : almu

    1. *I recently saw
      ***Remember to capitalize your I's, your name and months of the year, like December.

      I'll be back on the 16th of December, Almudena, which is just around the corner, so you won't have time to miss me!

  3. Hi Macarena how are you? As I can see you're having lot of fun I'm looking forward to see you! There is only one month until you came.

    Best wishes


    1. *you're having a lot of fun
      **I'm looking forward to seeing you
      ***There's only one month left until you come

      I am, thank you, Jimena. I am also really looking forward to seeing you all.
      In the meantime, I hope you are all doing your best at school!
      See you in no time!

  4. yes, my best mark its a 10 and my worse one its a 8´75