Getting Into Fall Spirit


I’ve been tagged by Keeping Track to partake in a questionnaire about my favourite time of year. Cute, huh?

The gist is to answer 19 questions about Autumn and then tag 10 fellow bloggers to see what they have to say. I might not get to ten whole nominations, but I’ll definitely pass on the questionnaire.

So, to my questions!

Favourite candle scent? I’m not great with artificial scent, unfortunately. It tends to do my head in so I rarely burn scented candles. However, around Christmas to impress visitors, I might go for something spicy and cinnamon based, maybe a French Vanilla.

Coffee, tea, or hot chocolate? Tea, all day, every day. Strong (2 teabags), no sugar, splash of milk. It’s true what they say, never accept a badly made cup of tea.

What is the best fall memory you have? Autumn in Vancouver has been my most memorable to date (2008). I was living alone again, having come out of a bad long-term relationship, had just had a wild  summer and I was falling in love long distance with my now husband, who was in the UK.

My fondest memory from this year was all the walking I did with friends, supping on hot chocolates, meeting my best friend David after work to write in a cafe most evenings, and pumpkin carving with his family for the very first time.

Best fragrance for fall? I don’t wear perfume ever, so nothing.

Favourite Thanksgiving food? England doesn’t celebrate Thanksgiving so this tradition is not part of my year, however my mouth salivates at the thought of anything pecan/pumpkin flavoured.

Most worn sweater? Plain grey sweatshirt, a la Jennifer Beals in Flashdance.

Football games or jumping in leaf piles? Leaves. I hate football.

Favourite type of pie? Anything, but if we’re talking sweet, how about cherry or traditional apple?

What is autumn weather like where you live? Wet and miserable usually. That’s the great British summer/autumn/spring/winter. I dream of sunny but cold, crisp days with crunchy leaves underfoot and if I’m lucky I might get a few.

Which make-up trend do you prefer, dark lips or winged liner? I’m all about smokey eyes every day. Black Kohl is my staple, I’m terrible at the winged liner though. I’d like to be more ambitious with my lips as well, and prefer berry hues.

What song really gets you into the fall spirit? Can I have November Rain by Guns N Roses?

Is pumpkin spice worth the hype? Fuck yeah. But not the horribly sweet stuff we get in the UK. It’s all about the Pumpkin Spice you get in the US/North America.

Favourite fall TV show? I like the American Horror Story series. And Scream(TV Series) has just appeared on Netflix, and that’s quite good. Anything you can snuggle up to under a fleece blanket will do in the Autumn.

Skinny jeans or leggings? Leggings under a dress or massive baggy tee/cardigan combo. Skinny jeans/jeggings aren’t what you want for lounge wear.

Combat boots or Uggs? DMs. Obviously.

Halloween – yay or nay? All the yays. Except a lot of people here are terrible at it. We’re getting better and personally, I love it. Not sure who I’ll be this year yet.

Fall mornings or evenings? Evenings. I like it when it’s dark straight after work. I like to be warm and snuggly.

What do you think about Black Friday? Again, being English it’s not as big a thing as in the US. It’s started becoming bigger, but I avoid it. I think it’s a bit pointless and indulgent.

One fall 2015 trend you love? Big gorgeous jewel coloured coats. Dark nails. Thick knits. Boots. I’m not sure these are strictly 2015 trends but I love these things every year for A/W.

Here are the bloggers I tag:

What are your views on autumn?

12 thoughts on “Getting Into Fall Spirit

  1. You know what? The more answers to this tag I read, the more fall spirit I feel, so thank you for doing it! You make me want to go shopping, though, and since I’m broke, NOT COOL! … Nah, it’s fine.

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      1. I think I’m going to have a Christmas crowdfunding: I’ll ask my friends and family to contribute €2 or €5 each so that I can buy myself a nice pair of shoes. Does that sound crazy?

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      2. That actually sounds very sensible. I was just thinking about Christmas and setting a fixed limit on spending, I can’t got OTT again, I’m still paying off last year. Depressing, innit? And not the spirit of Christmas as all ❤


      3. I understand. Last year I bought a lot of presents for a lot of people because I had just launched my business and earned my first thousand euros.

        This year, I think I’ll just focus on getting my partner the best Christmas/birthday gifts I can (since his birthday is on December 26) like I do every year and forget about the rest of the world.

        So if I don’t plan on buying anyone else anything, I guess I shouldn’t proceed with the crowdfunding idea… Maybe next year then!


  2. You’re bad at Halloween in the UK??? How is that even possible???
    We are almost tea twins–I hate sugar in tea. 2 teabags, though?! Dayumn, girl.
    Can’t wait to answer this one! Totally counting it as a Writing 101 post.
    I will ALWAYS do these questionnaires. ALWAYS.

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    1. Americans have the monopoly on that Holiday, I swear! Ours is always a bit of a wash out, more of a whimper than a howl but it is getting a bit better. I always embrace making a tit of myself, I turned up to work one year dressed as a cat and literally nobody else had bothered, and I didn’t GAF!

      Thanks for doing it. I’m well excited for your answers ❤

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  3. I always get way into Halloween, but beyond going to themed club nights (I’m getting too old for that, so tired so early!) I never manage to get many others into it! It might be dorky but I’m glad we’ll be in suburbia this Halloween so I can finally do the whole trick-or-treat-handing out! I’ll be so disappointed if we don’t get any.
    Also, DMs all the time. Agreed. I’m definitely going to get on this, thanks for tagging me! 🙂 xx

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    1. I must admit that some of residential streets near us do Halloween very well. There’s a little crop near Glynn’s work that throw themselves into it wholeheartedly and all the kids love it. I like that kind of commitment. I love that you’re doing it this year, I hope you share anything you create!

      Can’t wait to read your answers! 🍁🍂🍃🌰🌲


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