I first saw this tag over on Hart of Blogging and thought it looked fun. Even though I haven’t actually been tagged in this, I will not let that stop me! So, without further ado, here is my Autumn Tag:
1) What signifies the start of autumn for you?
This probably very predictable but autumn feels like it officially starts for me when the leaves start to change colour. As soon as the luscious greens of summer begin to fade and the warm, earthy hues begin to take their place, I can really relish the changing of the seasons.
2) What is your favourite autumn scent?
I’m not one for sweet scents like the ones often found in Yanky Candles. So, I much prefer richer heady scents, such as ginger, cranberry or fig at this time of year. These probably sound like quite strange choices but pumpkin and vanilla scents do not appeal to me for the most part, even at this time of year.
3) Are you a fan of pumpkin spice latte?
I feel like the only person in the world who has never tried a pumpkin spice latte! For the most part, I avoid Starbucks anyway because I view them as an unethical company. So, overall it seems that I am failing on the autumn checklist so far!
4) Apple or pumpkin pie?
Another unpopular admission here; I really do not enjoy the taste of pumpkins. Genuinely, when I have tried it before I have almost gagged! It’s unfortunate because pumpkins look so beautiful that I really wish I could enjoy them as a food as well.
5) What TV show, new or old, are you looking forward to in the next few months?
As I’ve said before, I’m not particularly a TV fan (I really am cracking out all of the unpopular opinions during this tag aren’t I?!). Although, I do have a soft spot for Riverdale, even though I am literally a series behind because I am so slow at getting through episodes. There are definitely some creepy elements to Riverdale which give it a somewhat spooky feel, so I’m really looking forward to (finally) catching-up with it.
6) What is your favourite autumn fashion trend?
The comeback of hoodies, bobble hats and cosy coats after the heat of summer.
7) What is your favourite comfort food to enjoy during the cooler months?
Veggie casseroles, hearty lentils and curries definitely! I love warming and hearty meals at this time of year, so I decided to get myself a slow cooker the other day so I can make big batches of these meals.
8) What is your favourite autumn activity?
Walking my dogs around the streets where crunchy yellow, orange and red leaves have fallen along my path. Walking in the cold, crisp autumn air is a treat, especially with my dogs trotting along beside me.
9) Are you a fan of horror movies?
Put it this way, when I watched the Woman In Black at the cinema I had nightmares for a ridiculously long time afterwards. So I tend to avoid horror films as best I can.
10) Do you ever do anything fun for Halloween?
I always stay in and I never dress-up but that’s a choice I make because I prefer to do things which I consider fun, such as making my home look and feel atmospheric and reading creepy books!
11) What was your favourite part of Halloween as a child?
I used to craft fake witches’ potion books, as well as draw magic-themed pictures which I especially enjoyed when it distracted me from the prospect of having to dress-up in a Halloween costume!
12) Are you a bigger fan of Bonfire Night or Halloween night?
Probably Halloween night because my dogs get scared of the fireworks which go off on Bonfire Night.
13) Where is your dream destination to visit during autumn?
Vancouver Island is definitely on my travel bucket list, not least because its landscape is stunning at any time of year. Also, I would love to visit Denver in the USA for its largely unspoiled natural features.
14) Do you always forget about the clocks going back?
Not really, although I do often forget to change a few of the clocks around my home which creates a few moments of confusion on the same day it changes.
15) When do you usually start for preparing for Christmas?
I don’t do much to prepare for Christmas overall except for purchase presents for others which, in general, starts in the first week of December.
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