If the Blarney Crone was writing the definitive Irish novel you would expect to be moving about between different locations and time periods but on a humble blog a certain simple respect for a linear chronology is usually expected. Sorry. For now, we remain in Itchy Ankle but have come bang up to date. In posts to follow, there will be more news of the Cackler and her exploits and some deep history as the Crone attempts to catch you up with events at Transparency Towers. But first, Halloween 2009: The green-haired ghoul is Rapunzel, bewitching niece of Hansel and Gretel and the rest are trick or treaters who stopped by.