Friday, 14 February 2014

Household Spirits

Household spirits can be found call over Europe, some like to help the humans that they live with by doing household chores and repairing things. Some however can be very nasty and enjoy making a mess and destroying things. Some household spirits are shapeshifters and appear in different forms. Each household spirit has it's own behaviour and a place where it likes to dwell.

A domovoi or domovoy is a house spirit  which can be found in Eastern Europe, and Central and Eastern and Southeast Europe. Domovoy are small male, and covered all over with hair all over though they are known to take on the form of the house’s present or former owners. They also take on the form of cats and dogs.Sometimes domovoi behave like poltergeists but don’t wish to cause harm.Every house has a domovoi, and will act as the house’s guardian and will sometimes help with household chores. They like to live under a stove; they keep the house in peace and order and will reward those who live within the house for keeping the home nice. Some householders will keep their domovoi happy by leaving him milk and biscuits. However if  the domovoi becomes angry  usually because the householders swear and are untidy, he will play nasty tricks on them, and will act like a poltergeist until everything is returned to order.
Boggarts are short, stout, very hairy and incredibly smelly. They can make things disappear and sour milk. This household pest also likes to pull bed sheets off sleeping people, and put their clammy hands on the human’s face when they’re trying to sleep. Hanging a horse shoe above the front door of your house gives you some protection.

German house spirits are called Kobalds. Kobalds look like little old men and they like living in the hearth, and love keeping homes beautiful. In return for food a Kobald will finish any household task that has been left unfinished when the family has gone to bed

Brownies can be found in England and Scotland. These household spirits look like small wrinkled humans, who usually dress in brown clothing. They will live in the same house or farm for centuries and are very protective of where they live.

Monday, 10 February 2014

The Vampire Next Door by Angela Snyder

About the author
Angela is an author from a small town in Pennsylvania. She has always had a passion for writing and recently decided to pursue her lifelong dream. She currently lives in an even smaller town in Pennsylvania with her husband and her very spoiled Golden Retriever.
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Book description
After being left for dead in the woods, a woman wakes up from a coma. With no memory of her past, she is given the name Jane Doe. While trying to adjust to her new life, tragedy strikes again. However, this time a mysterious and handsome next-door neighbor is there to help her pick up the pieces. But is he really a stranger, or does he hold the key to unlocking her past and finding out who wants her dead? *contains adult language and situations*

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Bloody Mary

Has anyone played Bloody Mary? The dare to summon a ghostly creature usually during sleepovers or on Halloween. But do you know the story about her? The legend can be traced back to the 13th century to Northern England. The only thing we really know about her is that she is sometimes known as Mary Worth and she tends dwell in mirrors.
To summon Bloody Mary you need to do a ritual which involves going into a dark room with a mirror and a lighted candle. Stand in front of the mirror holding the candle and say Bloody Mary three times and she will either appear in the mirror or behind you. What Mary does to the person who is foolish enough to summon her depends on her mood, she likes to gouge out eyes, steal souls,  mutilate faces, or pull them into the mirror for's not really worth it is it? But who was Bloody Mary when she was human if she ever was.
Disfigured Mary
Some people believe that Mary was once a beautiful girl who was disfigured in an accident, her injuries never really healed which left her with a bloodied appearence which was how she got the name Bloody Mary.  She was bullied and when she became a recluse she was tormented by people throwing eggs at her home and sending mocking letters she couldn't take anymore and committed suicide, but still carries the anger and bitterness inside her and she believes those who are calling her in the mirror are mocking her, as the bullies did all those years ago and she comes and seeks her revenge.
Witch Mary
Once there was a village, a happy little place until children started to go missing, and the villagers turned, as they always seemed to do to the little old lady who lived in the woods, the same little old lady who knew herbs and used them to help people get better and helped deliever most of their children, but because she seemed to have supernatural abilities she seemed the most likely subject. Believing that she was using the children's bodies in black magic they pulled the old woman out of her house and tortured her to find out what she did with them. The old woman, Mary, couldn't or wouldn't say, they tied her to a stake and lit a fire, as she began to burn she cursed them and said that anyone who said 'Bloody Mary' (because buring to death that's more or less what she was) whilst holding a candle in front of a mirror at night she would come and take her revenge on them.
Mother Mary
In this Bloody Mary story Mary was a young Mother who gave birth to a terribly deformed baby, scared that the poor little mite was a demon those who lived in Mary's village snatched the baby from her arms and left in the woods to die. Mary didn't care what her baby looked like and spent night and day looking for her lost infant, going completely mad with grief. Months later a plague hit the village, crops failed to grow, children got sick and died, and cattle wasted away. The villagers believed witchcraft was involved but who could be a witch? Why the woman who gave birth to a demon. Poor Mary was beaten to death by her neighbours. In this version of the legend you stand in a darken room in front of a mirror, and say 'Mary I have your baby' three times, when Mary appears and when she discovers that you haven't got her child she becomes very, very angry, well if someone was taunting you about your lost baby what would you do?

Sunday, 9 February 2014

The Were-wolf Clan

Oh come you children on the night,

The autumn moon is full and bright,

Stir what has been sleeping throughout the day,

And come and hunt and play in the pale moonlight,

For your kind is as ancient as the pagan gods,

Which humans have long forgot,

Along with the rules of nature,

To take only what is needed,

And to kill only to survive,

They have made you evil in stories and on the silver screen,

killing the innocents with just just one hand.

Patient must we be with modern man,

And remain in the night with the were-wolf clan.

Pretty Lizzie

Lizzie was small and fair,

With big blue eyes and long blond hair,

She liked to carry a mirror with her everywhere

Pretty, pretty Lizzie.

Lizzie could have everything that she wished,

Because her parents were very rich,

They couldn’t see they were raising a little bitch,

Pretty, pretty Lizzie.

Through the playground she would go,

Spreading hurtful lies she would sow,

Bullying children who weren’t rich or were a little slow.

Pretty, pretty Lizzie.

Then a new girl called Lorraine came to school one day,

She was kind to everyone and let them join in her play.

But she wouldn’t let Lizzie have her own way.

Pretty, pretty Lizzie.

Lizzie made her life hell,

And everyone who played with Lorraine as well,

Knowing that no one would ever tell.

Petty, petty Lizzie.

Lorraine stood proud, Lorraine stood firm,

She looked at Lizzie and her eyes did burn.

Right into pretty, pretty Lizzie.

“Lizzie Lizzie small and pretty,

 Your behaviour is quite shitty.”

“If you don’t mend your ways,

I will make sure you will truly pay,

In your mirror instead of your reflection,

What you’re like inside you’ll see.”

Lizzie went and told a teacher,

That Lorraine had gone and hit her.

Away from the school Lorraine had to go.

Where she is now Lizzie wished that she did know.

Pretty, pretty Lizzie.

Lizzie was small and fair,

With big blue eyes and long blond hair,

She no longer likes to carry a mirror with her everywhere,

She’s scared of the ugly troll which lives in there.

Pretty, pretty Lizzie.




Wednesday, 5 February 2014


Hi my name is Helen Whapshott (whop-shot) and welcome to my blog, as Bram Stoker's Dracula said "come freely go safely; and leave something of the happiness you bring.” I was born in Aldershot in 1980, and survived all three of Cove's schools, I started my working life as a catering assistant in a bakery before deciding that the world of buns and cakes wasn't really for my and went to Farnborough College of Technology where I got my diploma in nursery nursing. I've been a nursery nurse, a teaching assistant in a school for children with special needs, a support worker for people with learning disabilities, a care assistant in a residential home for the elderly, before finally settling down as a health care assistant in a local hospital. I also do bank work (which means I fill in shifts) at a children's hospice in surrey. I have five wonderful nephews a lovely niece, two very patient parents and a brother and sister who are incredibly understanding. I've always had a love of being read to when I was a child and when I grew up I found that reading by myself was also very enjoyable, and my shelves at home cover a wide range of interest. I also enjoy creative writing my first ever hit was at infant school which was 'How The Kangaroo Got It's Hop' unfortunately I was away with the mumps so I missed the hype. Now I've got a book called The Glow coming out in March and hope that it'll bring people the same enjoyment.