Now firstly I would like to say this, there is actually something viking norse mythology related to Halloween. The end of October is meant to mark not only the onset of winter and the long dark, stormy days and nights ahead but also when Odin, his godly family and his loyal valkyries set forth from Asgard each night to keep at bay the creatures for darkness who come out into the world as it gets darker.
So if you're lucky enough to experience a heavy rain storm this winter don't feel scared at the howling winds, it's just the Valkyries shrieking with battle joy as they hunt down fel beasts, not the crashing thunder and Thor has probably just hit something dead with his might hammer Mjollnir.
This Halloween has seen me take my first steps into using flour in more than just pancakes and trying to control an electric whisk for the first time. It was a suprisingly none messy experience but a very creative one.
I decided to make some buns for the first time and decorate them to celebrate Halloween. And to show that I'm not entirely commercialised I've gone against the design on the ready to bake mix packet and created my own rune stone buns as well as a few halloween ones for my boyfriend.
Can you gues what the runes say?
So may you all have a spook free Halloween, whether your hosting a fancy dress party or trick n treating with your children.