Friday, 29 October 2010

Yew Tree

Last night I went to a Halloween cupcake party (?)

Halloween Cupcake

I met up with Piers Atkinson who makes hats

Piers Atkinson who makes hats...

Here's a cake that looks just like Christina Aguilera....

Cake wot looks like Christina Aguilera

In this video....

Which Piers made many of the hats for.

Now Piers picked up this cupcake below and said it was inspired by a YEW tree.

Yew inspired cupcake

According to Piers Yew is extremely poisonous and it is the only tree witches can't make their brooms from which is why there are a lot of Yew trees in graveyards. According to the Kew Gardens website however, Yew trees were in the past used to ward off evil spirits.  Later, Yew branches were used to make bows (for the bow and arrow) from.  Also, Putting them in graveyards kept them out of the way of livestock which might eat the leaves and poison themselves.

I don't know what to believe. So here's a spooky Halloween video of myself and Piers


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