Tuesday 28 September 2021

The Autumn Tag. 2021 edition.

 It is officially Autumn! I do love this time of year. I do like summer but can't be doing with feeling hot and sweaty all of the time. Lately has been the perfect temperature for me. Cold enough to wear cosy jumpers but not cold enough to have to wear a coat. 

Autumn. A bench on fallen leaves

What signifies the start of Autumn for you?
The kids going back to school and Strictly Come Dancing starting!

What do you love about Autumn?
Crisp, cold mornings, the darker nights, getting cosy on an evening with the curtains closed, snuggling under blankets, crunchy leaves and hot chocolate.

What do you dislike about Autumn?
Rain and knowing that winter will be here before we know it.

Are you a fan of PSL (Pumpkin Spice Latte)?
I have never tried one. I say I will every year but I never do.

Apple pie or Pumpkin Pie. What’s your favourite?
Apple with custard, cream or ice cream. Yum, yum!

What is your favourite comfort food to enjoy in the colder months?
Casseroles! My favourite meal has to be sausage casserole, mash, swede and parsnips.

What is your favourite Autumn scent?
Bonfires or that smell on a cold, crisp morning.

What is your favourite Autumn Candle?
For the last few years I have got a Gingerbread candle from Home Bargains and it smells so good. Even Stu who isn't a fan of candles loves it.

Gingerbread candle

Do you decorate your home for autumn?
Not really. All I really do is bring more of my candles out to the front of my fireplace and get the cosy, snuggly blankets out from the cupboard under the stairs.

Most worn sweater?
It has to be one of my Harry Potter one's or maybe my oversized black and white woolly one.

What changes do you look forward to in Autumn?
Hopefully Covid going away but that is doubtful. I will make do with the leaves on the ground, the weather getting a little bit colder and having to wear my boots.

What Is the Best Way to Spend a Rainy Day?
In my pj's, watching good TV, something like Friends, Doctor Who or Gavin & Stacey, snuggling under a blanket and having a mug of hot chocolate.

What TV show, new or old, are you looking forward to in the next few months?
Strictly and The Great British Bake Off.

Halloween - love or hate?
I like it better since I have had kids but I am still not a huge fan.

Pumpkin picking from the fields or the supermarket?
We tried to grow our own pumpkins but we got leaves and that's it. I would like to go to our local farm shop and get the pumpkins but if not we will be getting them from Tesco.

Do you ever do anything fun for Halloween?
We always have a party tea and the kids go out trick or treating but I don't know this year, it depends about the virus.

Do you like Autumn?


  1. We have many of the same feelings about autumn! I love wearing sweaters and hoodies but not a coat so that in between weather of fall is usually my favorite. I decorate a bit for fall but don't care much for Halloween. I tend to have lots of cinnamon/ spice candles going and my favorite pie is apple pie with vanilla ice cream on top. I dislike how the days get shorter and darker though as winter approaches. I do miss the bright sunny days of early fall as fall progresses.

  2. I like autumn when I eventually adjust to it but I'm always sad at the end of summer. Strictly is my favourite thing about the autumn though along with walking in piles of colourful leaves. We don't really do anything for Halloween other than perhaps carving a pumpkin but Sophie's birthday is near then so that tends to be our main focus during half-term. #MMBC

  3. I do rather love Autumn , Autumn this years has a positive spin on it I think /hope