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Met Éireann has given us some chilly news today: cold and frosty winds could pair with low temperatures to give us a bitterly frosty Bank Holiday Weekend.

Forecasters are now saying that this arctic weather could go on until the end of the month, so prepare yourself for an emotional goodbye to the recent warm tropical spells.

Daytime figures look like it will be a struggle to stay above zero, while the nights will see temperatures drop to minus two at least.

The big chill is predicted to arrive on Thursday night, with Met Eireann claming that "The cold and bright weather continues through the weekend with daytime temps of 7 to 9 degrees; the nights will be frosty with temperatures falling to between -2 to +2 degrees.

Met Eireann also added that temperatures for the long October Bank Holiday weekend will be “below average” and that we might get pelted with hail showers throughout.

"Early indications suggest it will be cold and windy over the weekend with a mix of sunny spells and showers, some of the showers will be heavy with the risk of hail and thunder. Daytime maximum temperatures will be in the high single figures and with the risk of frost at night, especially on Sunday night."

This is going to be a shock to the system, to say the least.

The chances of an early Halloween bonfire are looking fairly slim, put away those fireworks lads.

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Our advice is to arm yourself with some hot water bottles, fluffy socks and a onesie.

Winter is coming, people. Even Jon Snow is wrapping himself up, burrito-style.

 

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It feels like forever since the season two finale of Riverdale aired. We miss the drama, the relationship struggles, the creepy phone calls, Archie’s eyebrows…

There is a Jughead shaped hole in our hearts, but fear not, Betty, Archie and co. are returning to our screens VERY soon.

Season three is set to be better than ever with creepier storylines, new relationships and more trouble for our beloved gang.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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Fans of the show have been waiting for it to return for what feels like a lifetime but Riverdale will be hitting Netflix sooner than you think.

Netflix announced the Riverdale return date and we’ve already got it marked on our calendars.

The teen-drama series will be back on Thursday, October 11. Yes, that’s right, we only have two more weeks to wait until Riverdale is back.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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We are beyond ready for season three to air. It sounds like the upcoming season is going to be more gripping, dramatic and cheesier than its predecessors.  

One of the biggest season three storylines will be Archie’s arrest. Judging from the most recent trailer our fave Riverdale hunk is in jail, and we’re not impressed.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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Our love for KJ Apa and his bushy eyebrows is so strong, so we don’t know how we’ll cope if he is stuck behind bars for half the season.

We’ll also be introduced to the cult Polly is a member of, which is bound to be interesting (and extremely scary.)

Also, prepare yourself to see pretty much everyone hook up in the smalltown this season, from Alice and FP to Cheryl and Toni, love is certainly in the air in Riverdale.

Don’t miss the first episode of Riverdale season three on Thursday, October 11.

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Even though Halloween is still ten days away, many shops and department stores have already put up their Christmas lights and trees.

Brown Thomas has always been one of those stores that go all out for the festive season, and they went ahead and decorated their windows today – a full two weeks earlier than last year.

The display is somewhat more traditional than previous years, and it was met by some joy, as well as some cynicism.

Here's what the people of Twitter had to say about it:

Well… What do you think of this early display?

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Hurrah for pumpkins! The giant veg have now hit supermarkets, getting us oh-so excited for Halloween.

But just WHAT should we do with the leftover sticky, sweet mess of orange flesh and that tough, waxy exterior? Because all too often it all just ends up in the bin come November 1.

Fear not! There are actually loads of different things you can do with your spooky pumpkin once Halloween concludes.

Here, SHEmazing! rounds up our favourites tricks…

 

1) In the kitchen:

Pumpkin fries are a delicious, healthier-alternative to their potato counterparts:

  • Cut the flesh into thick chips 1-2cm thick.
  • Wash and pat dry with kitchen roll before transferring to a bowl.
  • Sprinkle generously with salt and leave aside to draw out any excess water.
  • Place on a baking tray lined with parchment paper. Lightly drizzle with a vegetable oil of your choice.
  • Bake at 200C for 40 minutes before serving immediately.

 

Roasted pumpkin hummus is a welcomed twist:

  • Cut the pumpkin flesh into cubes, drizzle with vegetable oil and bake on parchment paper for 35/40 minutes at 200C.
  • When cooled, add to a food processor. Top with a can of drained chickpeas, two cloves of garlic, two tablespoons of lemon juice and ground cumin to taste.
  • When the motor is running, add in about 60mls of virgin olive oil.
  • Remove and dress with chopped parsley and black pepper before serving.

     

2) In the bathroom:

Make a pumpkin spice body spruce to banish dry, rough skin as we head into the winter months:

  • Take a mixing bowl and add in 400g of brown sugar, 100g of white sugar and a sprinkle of ground cinnamon, nutmeg or clove. Mix together.
  • Gradually add in 100mls of almond or coconut oil until you have a damp, solid mass.
  • Transfer to a re-sealable jar and keep in the fridge for up to eight weeks.
  • Apply with exfoliating gloves to clean skin while in the shower and rinse afterwards.

 

3) In the water:

The more ambitious individual might fancy fashioning their giant pumpkin into a boat: a pumpkinfest in Maine in the US runs an annual water-based competition with participants racing in hollowed out pumpkins.

This year’s event, the 10th pumkin boat regatta, kicked off last week and will run until Monday. But don’t worry – the 2016 festival is already earmarked for 12 months’ time.

 

4) In the living room:

Painted pumpkin seeds can be dried out and used to create gorgeous Christmas tree decorations:

  • Wash the seeds, dry thoroughly and then toast on a low heat in the oven for 10 minutes. Leave these to sit overnight.
  • Take some cardboard and cut into Christmas tree shapes. Next glue the dried seeds to the template, with the pointed end facing downward to create a pinecone effect.
  • Allow the glue to dry before applying green, red, silver or gold spray-paint.
  • Finish with glitter or top with ribbons to hang from the tree.

 

5) In the party spirit:

Pumpkin-infused vodka or gin is a delightful as a seasonal liquor or in cocktails:

  • Dry roast pumpkin cubes on parchment paper for around 25/30minutes.
  • Decant 750mls of vodka or gin into a re-sealable jar and then add the pumpkin cubes, along with cloves, cinnamon and nutmeg.
  • Allow to sit for three weeks in a cool, dark place.
  • Strain out the liquid through a cheese cloth so you’re left with a clear, orange infusion.
  • Keep in the fridge and serve on its own or as part of a cocktail.

 

6) In the garden:

Simply rough chop any remaining pumpkin and work it into garden soil to act as a fertiliser. And why not sow your own for next year’s festivities?

Plant in late April in a greenhouse, conservatory or even on a window sill indoors, before transferring outside in late May or early June. Be careful not to over-water but use plenty of compost. Watch out for hungry slugs and snails too.

 

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It's officially October! And as well as embracing warmer coats, the chillier air, and darker evenings, we need to start thinking about Halloween.

There's no denying that the costume ante has been upped in recent years – meaning a black-plastic sack and a witch's hat just ain't gonna cut it.

So if you're stuck for inspiration, YouTube has a load of oh-so amazing clips which show you how to create seriously spooky looks at home.

From Poison Ivy to scary clowns and fortune tellers, here are EIGHT of SHEmazing!'s favourites..

 

1) Ripped and stapled mouth

 

2) Poison Ivy 

 

3) CleoCatra

 

4) Clown

 

5) Fortune teller 

 

6) Cabin In The Woods

 

7) Marie Antoinette

 

8) Pencil face

 

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If you didn’t manage to get tickets to any of One Direction’s ‘Where We Are’ shows, fear not. The guys are bringing their show to a cinema near you in October.  

Who can blame them when their last movie made over 40 million pounds?

They're milking it, but who can blame them?

 

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