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A Halloween Advent Calendar

So YouTube is the devil. You knew that.

If you need proof, in the last year or so, I have become a bit addicted to YouTube craft tutorials and stemming from this, I have a number of aborted half-finished projects to my name that I thought were a good idea at the time.

The latest then is a wooden Halloween Advent Calendar which I didn’t realise was missing from my life until I saw this (when it was on Etsy and I too gulped at the price). No worries, I thought seemingly like many others, I can just make my own! Though not as fancy, obviously.

So I got a wooden advent calendar from Hobbycraft and told my dad what I was doing in the hope he would suggest a way of adding another six boxes to take it from 25 to 31 for October. He volunteered to make some… and then to extend the roof. And then he got really into it and dreamt up a sloping roof and a bell tower… no, a clock tower… no, a clock tower with a steeple (he made all these versions, usually without telling me first) and then fitted a board for a background and lights (we are yet to choose the constellation). He’s even ordered a dollhouse weathervane (which is going to have a witch on it). Whose project was this again?

So far then, we have gone from this:

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To this:

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Now I have to paint it and not ruin it in the process.

I will keep you updated.
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  • Hazelnut milk

    So I got carried away in the supermarket and bought some hazelnut milk. Any ideas what I could use it for? (not keen on it straight, I pretty much…

  • Well that was an anti-climax

    Bad bacon wasn't even mildly naughty bacon after all. I still had to go to work. .

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    I think I might have eaten some bad bacon, do you think it will kill me? .