Friday, 27 September 2013

Black Shuck

No, not another dose of my leery Cockney rhyming slang although, thinking about it, it would go - black shuck = bad luck.  Camilla leave the blog this instant you rude girl and wash your mouth out with soap and water while you're about it.  I hope no one else heard what you said because it would have made even a navvy blush.

Now that's what we Cockney's call "Black Shuck"
Here at the Chateau we don't really do all that pumpkin stuff for Halloween.  We don't grow them, we don't eat them, we don't give them faces and we certainly don't cross stitch them either.

It's more a case chez nous of Dogs Rule OK! or if you happen to be dyslexic Gods Lure KO!  If you happen, however, to be diabetic then sorry, you're out of Shuck as I don't have any sugar jokes in my repertoire and the one about the fireman caught short on a shout is definately too risque to repeat even for me.
Today it's Long Dog freebie time again with Black Shuck as our central character.  He was a ghostly black dog said to roam the counties that make up the region of East Anglia on the east coast of England.  He had blazing eyes like saucers, a howl that would chill your spine and for anyone unlucky enough to see him he brought death and disaster.  Good choice for a Halloween quickie eh?  In the picture above he looks more like Geordie having a bad fur day.  It was even thought that Bram Stoker incorporated the legend into his book when he wrote of Dracula coming ashore at Whitby in the guise of a black dog!

And here it is in all it's glory.  The usual rules apply.   If you would like the pdf, simply drop me a quick email to and I will ping one off to you but don't think about it too long as you will need to get stitching to have it made up for Halloween 2013!

1 comment:

  1. Thanks, Julia. I only do Halloween on my birthday, witcher may ken is 31 October.