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Monday, 21 March 2016

AtoZChallenge 2016 - Fictional Phantoms - Theme Reveal


Welcome to my blog on this lovely theme reveal day. For those who are not sure what is going on, April is AtoZ Challenge month, when several thousand bloggers all go slightly insane and decide to blog every day (except Sundays) through the month using a letter of the alphabet as our prompt.

Now some of us also have a theme for all our posts, hence theme reveal day to give everyone a chance to look around and bookmark some of the blogs they definitely don't want to miss when the real posting begins.

My theme this year is ... drum roll please (as if you haven't already read the banner ;)) ...

~Fictional Phantoms.~

Each day I will be talking about one or two fictional spooks, ghosties and things that go bump in the night. Some you will undoubtedly have heard of, others, you might not know, but I hope I will entertain you either way.

Check out my blog during April for

  • spooks that make your spine tingle
  • ghosts that give you a giggle
  • and creepy critters that will make you cry.
I look forward to seeing you during the AtoZ.

Other bloggers, I'll do my best to get to everybody in the list, but leave me a comment with your link and I'll definitely drop by.

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My Other Blogs
I am sharing blogging duties with my sister, Sophie, on two other blogs for the AtoZ as well and we are also part of the theme reveal:

And Sophie also has her own blog and is doing the theme reveal too:

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Other People's Blogs
Now check out all the other theme reveal blogs by visiting the theme reveal site (I recommend leaving it open in another tab :)).

158 comments:

  1. Hi Tasha ... your Phantoms will be a fun read .. but I hope won't make my spine tingle too much .. cheers Hilary

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    1. Not too much :), just a little. Thank you so much for dropping by.

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  2. This sounds like a fun challenge! I'll be following! :)

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  3. Awesome intriguing theme. Can't wait to see it.

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    1. Thank you - I've had a lot of fun coming up with the post content :)

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  4. Loved your last year's theme and this year sounds super exciting... looking forward to read about all the spooky scary ghosts and monsters from A to Z. Good luck, Natasha :)

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    1. Thank you :) It took me a while to decide on my theme this year and it has been a lot of fun choosing my favourite spooks.

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  5. Sounds like an entertaining theme! Look forward to reading more. Happy A-Zing!

    Nilanjana.
    Madly-in-Verse

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    1. Thank you - I hope everyone enjoys the posts in April.

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  6. What a fun idea! All the very best with the challenge, Tasha. :)

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  7. Fun! I actually just started reading books again. I used to read on my commute to and from work, but then I started working from home and all of a sudden, I forgot to make time to read. This will certainly help develop the taste for reading more.

    Mary Burris
    Jingle Jangle Jungle

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    1. It's so hard to remember to make time when your schedule changes radically isn't it. I wish you luck in that enterprise.

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  8. WOW, do I hear ghosts? I will haunting you in April! ;-)

    @JazzFeathers
    The Old Shelter - Jazz Age Jazz

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    1. *rattles a few chains* You did indeed hear ghosts :) Thank you.

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  9. Interesting theme :) Don't usually like things that go bump in the night, but will be back to read what you have come up with :)

    betty

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    1. Many of the ghosts are a little bit silly - I hope to have a selection :)

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  10. sounds like fun dear have a wonderful week ahead

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  11. I love this topic Natasha! This is one of my favorite topics. I'll be sure to tune in.

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    1. Thank you - I hope you the posts entertaining :)

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  12. Hi Tasha! Read on Sophie's post that you are also participating. So dropped in to say hello. Your theme reminds me of the movie 'Hotel Transylvannia'! :D Looking forward to your posts next month. All the best!

    - Chicky Kadambari @ www.mysteriouskaddu.com
       Twitter | Facebook | Google+

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    1. I love Hotel Transylvania and the sequel too - such great films :) Thank you so much for visiting.

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  13. Fun. I'll be back in hopes you mention something new to me that I can use in a story. I love finding new monsters.

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    1. Me too, so I do hope I can be of service :)

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  14. Spooooooky! And sure to be fun!

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  15. Awesome theme! Looking forward to reading about these :)

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  16. Oh man! That sounds spooky. Good one and the first that I came across today. all the best!

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    1. Thank you :) I enjoy a good spooky story so this was fun to research.

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  17. Wow! That is a super ambitious theme! Looking forward to seeing your posts.

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    1. Just posting about things I love :) Thank you for dropping by.

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  18. That sounds like an awesome theme. I love a good ghost story.

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    1. Me too - so much modern horror misses out on the creepiness of simple ghosts. Thanks for dropping by.

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  19. You go with the best themes. And you're going to be so busy. I'll be back.

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  20. Sounds scary good - can't wait!

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  21. Looks like it's going to be a fun month. I'll certainly be dropping by.

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  22. This sounds like a challenging theme. I'm wishing you the best in your April. :) :D

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    1. Thank you - I love spooks so I am very much enjoying putting it together.

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  23. Hi Tasha, what a great theme. Phantoms sound intriguing. Look forward to reading more.

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  24. This looks like great fun. I love the alliteration. :-) Best of luck!

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  25. I'm trying to come up with X for this one. Guess I'll have to wait for you to do that for me.

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    1. X is such a difficult letter isn't it :) It's the only one I had trouble with this time too.

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    2. Well, I'm patient. I can wait.

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  26. Oooh. I LOVE a good ghost (or a bad one for that matter).

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  27. Cool theme! Thanks for the visit over at Life In Dogs earlier, and for the lovely comment. Best of luck to you, too!

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    1. Thank you and you're most welcome :) This year is looking like it is going to be so much fun already.

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  28. I am scaredy cat when it comes to horror, but I'm looking forward to your posts of horrors. This year I'm going to try and get over my fear. Hopefully you have more that make me giggle than cringe. ;)
    All the best Tasha :)
    Life as Freya

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    1. I have always loved a good scare - but not when I'm on my own. If my husband is away on business I can't watch any horror at all :). There are quite a few to make you smile, I promise and there will be intro paragraphs to make sure no one sees something they are going to hate.

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  29. This is an interesting theme, it will be fun to read, hope not too many scary ones. :)

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  30. OOOO! great minds think alike. I'm doing something similar!

    can't wait to see all the creep-tastic critters that appear!

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    1. Cool! *runs to have a look* (I dropped by your page yesterday, but you hadn't posted yet). Let us share the creepiness :)

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  31. Good. Many comments.
    Good to visit your site as a part of my A to Z visits.
    Welcome to A to Z April Blogging Challenge 2016 - Co-Participant - Nrao
    NRao Blogs - 2016 A to Z Challenge Blog Posts

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  32. What a "novel" theme for the challenge. The ghost of Sigmund Freud will be helping all April. Expect surprises. :-)

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    1. I think Freud might be a bit forward thinking for some of the phantoms I have lined up ;) Thanks for dropping by.

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  33. You have got an interesting theme. All the best and I'll see you at the Challenge.
    Shalom,
    Pat

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  34. Natasha, cool theme! I'll be stopping by for sure to check out your posts. Good luck with everything!

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  35. Awesome! I love spooky things. This is definitely going to be a good month :)

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    1. Thank you :) It's going to be an awesome April - busy, given the number of sites I have seen already that are must sees, but awesome nonetheless.

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  36. Sounds... spooky? (sorry I'm lame, I need coffee). I am looking forward to what you fill all the 26 letters with! :) Cheers!

    @TarkabarkaHolgy from
    The Multicolored Diary
    MopDog

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    1. LOL :) The only one I am having real trouble with is X - why is X so hard? I think I may have to cheat ;)

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  37. That's a wonderful theme. Not really April-ish, but who cares. I looking forward to getting goosebumps ;-)

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    1. Ghosts need love all year, not just October ;) they get lonely. Thanks so much for visiting.

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  38. I love how you adapted the logo - very creative, as is your theme! Cheers - Ellen | thecynicalsailor.blogspot.com

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    1. Thank you - I like to have a banner to make my posts G+ and FB friendly :)

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  39. Why is the Addams Family theme song running through my mind? Kooky, spooky, creaky...reminds me of the time I stayed in a haunted B&B. Hmmm, a post idea? Alana ramblinwitham.blogspot.com

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    1. Now I have been earwormed too and the theme is running through my head as well :) A haunted B&B must have been fun - did you sleep with the lights on?

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  40. Well, what can I say except that as a bonafide ghost fan myself, I find this topic thrilling. As you know, I'm doing ghosts, too, so it will be fun to see if we come up with any of the same. I'll be watching!

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    1. Yay for ghoulies and ghosties and long legged beasties :) Thank you so much for visiting. I suspect your ghosts will be much more literary than mine.

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  41. Lions and tigers and bears, oh my!! Best of luck with the A to Z!

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  42. Cool idea :) I do love a good spook!

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    1. Nothing quite like a scare :) Thank you for visiting.

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  43. Sounds like fun, Natasha! I love all things spooky and creepy! I look forward to your posts ~Lori~

    Lori @ As the Fates Would Have It
    Lori @ Promptly Written

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    1. Thank you :) Fantasy, SciFi and Horror are my favourite genres and this year spooks won :)

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  44. I love your theme! Looking forward to following along. Good luck and oh my you are brave to be working on 3!

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    1. Thank you :) and it only really counts as 2 because I'm sharing duties on 2 out of the 3 - hence, not as brave as it looks ;)

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  45. Phantoms, love it! I tried doing three last year and didn't make it. Although I was also gardening big time. This year I am only writing for mine and a blog that three of us write for so it isn't as much. I look forward to seeing the phantoms that you come up with.

    Peace,
    Dragonwillow Journeys
    Story Dam

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    1. Thank you. It's really only counts as 2 because I'm doing half on 2 of the 3 :) I hope to get all the posts done before April begins so I can concentrate on visiting other pages. Running a bit late this year - last year had it nearly all done by now :)

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  46. That sounds like a fun (or creepy) theme to research! Good luck!
    Elizabeth @ Liz's Random Ponderings

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    1. Thank you - I have had a lot of fun coming up with my phantoms. Some letters I had loads to choose from, others were a royal pain :)

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  47. Ghosties and goblins! Great theme and one to keep both the writer and reader on their toes!
    ... and to think I was just starting to sleep at night again after reading a book about vampires ... ;)

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    1. Vampires was my theme 2 years ago :) I love a good scare, as long as I am not alone. Thank you for dropping by.

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  48. Thanks for stopping by! I can't wait to read about these phantoms! (And I actually didn't look at the banner hahaha)

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    1. LOL - well I'm glad there was one person :) Thank you so much for visiting - see you in April.

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  49. Oh, this theme definitely sounds fun! Also, just noting that you, me and at least a dozen other people used the "drum roll" thing this year. Coincidence? Or subconscious community theme? Life & Faith in Caneyhead

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    1. Thank you. Yes, I have noticed that too ... I think we must all be psychically connected - it's the only possible explanation ;)

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  50. I'm writing a ghost story so this will be perfect reading for me :)

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  51. This theme is really going to bring a lot for all of us.. Really looking forward to read it all :)
    All the best

    Cheers

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  52. Adding you to my list of blogs to follow for the A to Z - love this idea, even though the thought of ghosts/phantoms is just too scary! :)

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    1. Not all of them are scary - they are just misunderstood ;) Thanks so much for dropping by.

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  53. Ah, fun theme. Nothing like a good phantom .. or two. :) Look forward to visiting and sharing in the fun. Best of luck.

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  54. Ah, I love ghost-themed stuff! I'll definitely be checking this out. Great theme!

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    1. Thank you :) I had great fun coming up with the spooks for each day - except X, X was a complete pain :)

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  55. I will enjoy reading your Fictional Phantoms posts!

    www.thriftshopcommando.blogspot.com (No. 115 on the list)

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  56. This sounds like fun! Can't wait to hear about all the Phantoms!

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  57. Ooh, creepy! I like that you're doing something different--what a fun, spooky theme.

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    1. Thank you :) My sister did ghost stories the other year, but hers were much more literary posts than mine are going to be :)

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  59. What a fantastic theme!!! I can't wait!

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  60. Spooky! Good thing they will be fictional.

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  61. Oh how cool is that?!!! I can't wait to read about your "fictional phantoms"! What a great theme!! I love stuff like this. :) I'll be visiting you often!

    Michele at Angels Bark

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  62. Great theme to watch out Tasha. I'll surely be there in April.

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    1. Thank you - I hope you enjoy the phantoms I have picked.

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  63. Cool theme. Should pair with another one I found on phobias. April will be definitely be interesting!

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    1. There are a couple of other scary ones out there too - should be fun :)

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  64. I love a good ghost story. Looking forward to your posts, Tasha.

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    1. Thank you :) I hope I have picked some good ones.

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  65. Phantoms are a neat theme for the challenge. I'm already thinking of different ways you could go with that. Happy blogging.
    Elizabeth Hein - Scribbling in the Storage Room

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    1. Thank you - it has been a lot of fun to research. So many ghosties and ghoulies to choose from.

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  66. I'm excited about this theme. I'm a sucker for ghosts and ghost stories of all sorts. Anything creepy works for me!

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    1. Yay :) Ghosts are my favourite version of horror - the build up of tension always seems way more scary in a ghost story :)

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  67. OH FANTASTIC!!

    I love your posts and especially during the A to Z.

    Really looking forward to this.
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    Tim Brannan
    The Other Side: The A to Z of Adventure!
    http://theotherside.timsbrannan.com/

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  68. Looks like an intersting theme. See you next month!

    John Holton
    Blogging from A to Z Challenge Co-Host
    The Sound of One Hand Typing

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  69. Thanks for stopping by! I wish you luck for a most entertaining theme! see you in April
    Gail at Making Life An Art

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  70. Thanks for stopping by! I wish you luck for a most entertaining theme! see you in April
    Gail at Making Life An Art

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  71. Wow the themes this year are really interesting! I'll be back to check out your posts.

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  72. A great theme that sounds entertaining and fun. Can't wait to see them. Good luck with the challenge.
    @ScarlettBraden from
    Chica In Cuenca

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  74. Hi Tasha - that looks like a great theme. Erik springs to mind for E, but I don't know too many phantoms personally! Good luck :)
    Jemima Pett

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  75. Hey. Thanks for stopping by my blog :) Spooky theme!

    Ros
    Fangirl Stitches - Cross Stitch Alphabets
    Travel like a Geek - A-Z Tour of Harry Potter Film Locations

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  76. Hiya,

    Looks like I'll be cycling through Wittegen, Sophie's and yours!

    Glad you're taking part again :)

    Mars xx
    Curling Stones for Lego People

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  77. What fun! Good luck! I hope to meet many friendly ghosts! I am looking forward to the Q ghost! Q is my letter of horror so far!
    @ffmamacoach from
    <a href="http://ffmamas.wordpress.com> Fabulous Fit Mamas </a>

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