Tuesday, 30 October 2012

More about Halloween

This is what my friend JUDE from the USA wrote for you about Halloween. Look at the photos she took, she is a great photographer.

Halloween is my favorite holiday. It gives people of all ages the opportunity to dress up and have fun. I love to be waited on by a witch or a Tinkerbell when I go to the bank.

Costumes can be anything or anyone you want, including superheros, fictional characters, real people, etc. I have a huge cook’s hat and apron that is my costume. I will wear it on October 31st. when I answer my door for kids going “trick-or-treating”. They say “trick or treat” and I will give them candy to put into the bags they carry.
I will have a pumpkin on my front porch and turn on the light so they will know to come to my house.

Thanks so much, Jude!

Sunday, 28 October 2012


Halloween History

Halloween is on October 31st, the last day of the Celtic calendar. It was originally a pagan holiday, honoring the dead. Halloween was referred to as All Hallows Eve and dates back to over 2000 years ago.

Jack on lantern (Pumpkin lantern) history

In Ireland, where Halloween began, the first jack-o’-lanterns weren’t made of pumpkins. They were made out of rutabagas, potatoes, turnips, or even beets! There is an old Irish legend about a man named Stingy Jack who was too mean to get into heaven and had played too many tricks on the devil to go to hell. When he died, he had to walk the earth, carrying a lantern made out of a turnip with a burning coal inside. Stingy Jack became known as “Jack of the Lantern,” or “Jack-o’-Lantern.”

All these links are copied from here it's a web page made by children in a school of Oviedo, thank you very much to them

All the images taken from internet

Monday, 8 October 2012

Speaking Avatar

My friend Séamus sent me this link, it's brilliant! 
You can make an Avatar say what you want.
It's easy,you should try!!!


- Click in this link:  <http://www.oddcast.com/home/demos/tts/frameset.php?frame1=talk>
- You will see a woman whose eyes  follows your mouse.

- Write whatever you want the woman say, you can write long sentences if you want.

- Then click on "Say it" and the avatar will say what you wrote.

It's very easy and fun!!!!