SpineOut : October 2012
issue 13 OctOber - NOvember 2012 inside this issue 2 3 4 5 6 7 books more books even more books and wow more books! your stuff your stuff 2 find us on facebook follow us on twitter www.spineout.com.au Copyright ©October 2012. All rights reserved. Good Reading Magazine Pty Limited. ps SpineOut is your magazine so your ideas are welcome! There’s one day in the year that you can behave as silly as the Hatter in Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland. Mad Hatter day is on 6 October. You can put on a mad hat, wear a mad costume, have a mad party and generally celebrate silliness. Lewis Carroll didn’t ever say the Hatter in his book was mad, although the Cheshire Cat thought so. But hatters (people who made hats) often did go crazy as the mercury they used affected their speech and vision and could even cause death! So now you can see where the saying ‘as mad as a hatter’ comes from! As mad as a hatter! If you live in America, you’ll celebrate Thanksgiving Day on the last Thursday of November. The whole family will get together and feast on turkey and cranberry sauce, gravy and potatoes, and maybe pumpkin pie or candied yams with marshmallows for dessert. Then you’ll all sit around with full tummies and thank President Abraham Lincoln for declaring this day a holiday way back in 1863. Thanksgiving Day If your grandparents lived in Australia when they were children, they’d remember the fun they had before each Guy Fawkes Night: saving up for the crackers, building the bonfire, putting poor old Guy in the middle ready to burn him and then letting all the crackers off in their backyard on 5 November. Guy Fawkes lived a very long time ago in England. He and his friends wanted to blow up the king, so they stockpiled lots of gunpowder under the Houses of Parliament. But they were caught on 5 November and suffered ghastly deaths. The first English settlers in Australia kept this celebration of saving the king going. But, in our hot weather, the fireworks started bushfires and children often suffered awful injuries losing fingers or eyes, so the government put a stop to it. Now most of us watch from a safe distance. Check out the trailer for the new movie, Frankenweenie, written and directed by Tim Burton. It’s out 25 October. AleshA Age 12 Halloween Halloween isis 31 Oct 31 Octstst This is a spooky graveyard cake that I made for a Halloween party. I baked a square chocolate cake for the base and iced it with dark chocolate ganache. I used crushed Flake for the dirt on the graves and biscuits for the gravestones. I handmade the pumpkins, ghosts and little worm out of marzipan dyed with food colouring. It was delicious!