Vintage Sixties Witching, Easy Ghost Halloween Bunches and Minestrone Soup for the Soul

It’s less than a week until Halloween, my favourite season. Cosmic pagan blessings everyone, I hope you’re as excited as we are, as this week we’ve been getting ready for Samhain! Of course, it wouldn’t be the mystic season, without dressing up so my daughter and I have been having fun celebrating. We don’t really do costumes, we wear ourselves.

Last year I wrote my post ghosts, witches and spirits– which was all about the history of Halloween. I had fun writing this post, something I have really come to terms with since I wrote this last year is that there is so much knowledge that is lost to us in modern times, but Halloween is probably the last Pagan festival we have left.

I also wrote my post on the shadow-side, introspection and healing which was about spiritual healing, and accepting all of ourselves, even the shadow-side within us. Deep and soul healing, a lot like the season.

This year I am content with my companion. At peace at last, and I do believe while my soul is still healing, I am in a better place and stronger than I have ever been. Confident within my abilities and glowing like embers in the fire.

My daughter and I had great fun yesterday having a Halloween inspired photo-shoot and creating some spooky content for Pinterest. She is so my double, she needs no encouragement. A natural in front of the camera and a thirst for Halloween that can’t be quenched.

We decided to try a super cute and easy hair style this Halloween. Ghost Buns! They are flipping adorable. They remind me of something Victorian- so perfect for Halloween, right? I just had to Share. They are so easy to do, but they’re a wonderful little do. It might just be the easiest Halloween hair style ever and she totally did her own make-up. How awesome is that.

See, how sweet are these ghost buns? All you have to do is, create two buns on top of your head, place a tissue over each bun, wrap around a hair tie and draw a spooky face on it. So simple. View my reel for more. We totally love it! We’re all about comfort and ease in this household. Life is stressful enough. Remember to find time out for the soul this Halloween. Let your soul be free.

As for me, I am wearing a 60s style outfit and make-up, (click here to view my tutorial) this Halloween. I used eye shadow instead of eyeliner here and blended it out a little bit, but dark black eyeliner would work really well too- for a more dramatic effect. My hat is a Vintage, from Carnaby Street. You, see? I’m just kind of already witching. Minimal effort needed.

Of course, it wouldn’t be Halloween without sweet treats or comfort food. We’ve been getting cosy watching films with popcorn. Yesterday I made my slow roasted minestrone soup- comfort food for the soul. I made it with tomatoes harvested from the garden greenhouse, fresh basil, oregano and parsley, it’s important to connect to the earth, especially at Halloween.

Slow Roasted Minestrone Soup for the Root Chakra

Ingredients

  • A punnet of good tomatoes
  • 1/2 tin of plum tomatoes
  • 1 small onion finely sliced
  • 2 cloves of garlic
  • 1/2 tin of chickpeas
  • handful of fresh basil, oregano, parsley
  • 5 pieces of pepperoni cut into small pieces
  • 500ml of chicken stock
  • A handful of spaghetti snapped
  • A dash of black pepper
  • 2 Glugs of Extra virgin olive oil

Fry the tomatoes on a low heat in olive oil, add the onions, continue to cook for 7 minutes. Add the peperoni and chopped garlic, fry for one moment and add half a tin of plum tomatoes (or cherry if you have them). Add the chicken stock and simmer with the lid on for 30 mins.

Using a potato masher mash the tomatoes. Add fresh herbs, black pepper and half a tin of chickpeas. Add snapped spaghetti and stir. Leave to simmer without a lid for 30 mins, stirring halfway. The tomato skins will float to the top so remove them before serving. Top with olive oil, you shouldn’t need to salt.

Serve with homemade croutons or try my frisky focaccia.

Enjoy!

Thanks for reading.

Soph.

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