Saturday, 29 October 2011


Happy Halloween weekend everyone.

Along with having loads of fun with my photos over at this site:


I thought I'd take the opportunity this mystical weekend to tell you about the ghost I believe is in our house, because you never truly know what lies behind closed doors.

Our house is over a hundred years old and I know at least one person has gasped their last breath here. Who knows how many others?

The house was originally owned by a Welshman who had a career in the stock exchange and was later knighted. It's his ghost I believe is in our house.

Come in and I'll tell you about it...

We first moved here when my daughter was one year old. In the first few months, at bedtime, I would carry her up the stairs and held her so that her face was looking over my shoulder.

She would point behind and say 'Man; man' as though someone was following us up the stairs.

Quite often, mostly where the kitchen would have been, I smell cigars. I love the smell of cigars but no one in our family smokes.

(okay I admit to becoming quite fond of herbal cigarettes during our production of Hay Fever but it only lasted for two weeks

and I ALWAYS smoked them outside and...yeah well.)

Then when she was three there was an evening when she came to the door of my study where I was writing and said 'I want a cuddle.'

'Okay then,' I said, opening my arms.

'I can't,' she replied. 'The man is in the way.'

'What man?'

'The man on the floor.'

At the time giving my daughter a cuddle was more important than any prostrate ghost, so I kicked the unseen heap out of the way and daughter came straight over to me.

I've often heard a voice say 'Hello?' when I've been alone in the house and I also think our ghost may be a bit of a randy old devil, because once when I was cleaning my teeth I felt a hand grab my bum. I screamed and turned, but I was alone.

OoohErrr, Missus.

Now that's the only evidence I have that we have a ghost and it may not sound much, but when you actually experience it, it's pretty hair-raising.

Also on this Halloween weekend we have a macabre incident:

Two of my Guatemalan worry dolls have been savaged, decapitated and mangled.

As yet we have no evidence as to who perpetrated this heinous crime, but we do have a suspect:

Looking into my crystal ball my dears, I can see you're all destined to have a wonderful weekend.


Samhain blessings,

Andi xx


  1. EEEEEkkkkkk! Normally I don't pay too much attention to ghost stories but yours gave me goose bumps! Have a good Halloween, I know you will have an interesting one for sure! xo

  2. you are funny, mind you that is creepy also!!!

    Gill in Canada

  3. hi Andi- we have a ghost!
    Our house was built 1871 and Mark, Mark's mum (his parents lived here before us) and me have all heard it on separate occasions when we've been upstairs...footsteps walking up an uncarpeted stairway!
    It's always been on a Saturday evening, and quite often Kit will freeze in her tracks and look up the stairs.
    Although it's spooky it's not horribly scary, and now it makes us smile and say hello.

    Mind you, Halloween weekend evenings I don't go upstairs to the loo "just in case"- I use the downstairs cloakroom!

  4. Oh,goodness! I would be very afraid if some spirit grabbed my bum!!! I do believe in ghosts and hope yours is a friendly one.....sounds like he is. Happy Halloween!

  5. Yikes, are you serious? Although your ghost sounds like a very friendly one, I am not sure I could cope with it if I were you. Now I am all goose bumpy. Perhaps I shouldn't have watched Paranormal Activity 2 last night.

  6. Eeek! Whaddya mean "it may not sound much". Blimey missus, it all sounds very scarey (but then I'm a terrible wimp).

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  8. OOOOOOh you have given me the heebie geebies!!!
    but you also made me laugh x
    love jooles x

  9. What a great story I believe children are much more open to supernatural things as they dont have our preconceived ideas.

  10. Spooky!!! we are just taking it easy after a night of fire works and you get us thinking about ghosts!! I might ask mom if she will sleep downstairs with us tonight! That photo just looks like a WT lol Tess is not in mom's good books she done something naughty.
    She's even got the nerve to blog about it on Tuesday!
    Have a good week
    See Yea George xxx

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