The Autumn tag

Hnnnggggh, I fucking love autumn. Also I know I’ve been tagged into a ton of things during my hiatus so please remind me because I suck.

I was tagged in this one by the lovely Nicole. Do go read her blog because she’s absolutely hilar. In her post for this she mentions that she loves being asked questions as she works in HR. I’m the opposite, I hate being asked questions as I’m used to asking them in my working life. Still, it would be hypocritical of me to ask questions and not being able to answer some myself.

Also I’m a dick and edited the questions because autumn was occasionally written with a capital A and that’s not how we roll on the British isles. Not that you can see it in the way WordPress shows it but they are uncapitalised, I swear!

So, without any further ado.

What signifies the start of autumn for you?

The light. There is the special light you only get in autumn, it’s sort of orange-y if anyone knows what I’m talking about. It just turns everything golden on the outlines, just like the leaves. Have I mentioned I fucking love autumn? Because I really do.

What is your favourite autumn scent?

Burning of leaves. It’s a catch-22 because I love the golden leaves. I also like the smell of burning them. I burn down what I love. 

What is your favourite autumn colour?

Eh. The reds and the golden yellow you get on the leaves. Are there many other autumn colours?

Are you a fan of PSL (Pumpkin Spiced Latte)?

I’m with Nicole on this. Why would you drink anything with pumpkin in it? Ew. I stick with my flat white all year round. I enjoy no faff-coffee and the flat white is closest to that. I’d get a filter coffee everywhere if there wasn’t a danger of it tasting like scrapings from the bottom of an old boot. Filter coffee is always a gamble.

What is your favourite autumn drink?

See previous, I have the same drinks all year around. If I come across hot apple cider, I’ll have it. Why is it available only once a year? It’s fucking delicious.

What is your favourite coffee shop and their drink of choice?

There is a cafe in my town called Nina’s (support local businesses, yo!) that makes amazing muffins. I have a habit of going in every week after my counselling for a chocolate chip muffin and a flat white. I prefer making my coffee at home though, nothing beats home-made coffee.

Apple pie or Pumpkin pie?

Apple because fuck pumpkins. Next question.

What TV show, new or old are you looking forward to in the next few months?

I don’t have a TV but I just started watching Wild, wild country on Netflix and I’m enjoying it so far. I’ve always found cults very interesting.

What is your favourite autumn fashion trend?

My mustard yellow sweater from Primark because it’s the softest thing ever. I also usually hate yellow but fucking adore mustard yellow in every piece of clothing that ever clothed.

What is your favourite comfort food to enjoy in the colder months?

Everything. Colder months are an excuse to eat something rich isn’t it because I always completely lose my appetite during hot weather and can survive on salads for weeks on end. I have to say mac’n’cheese but in all honesty I’ll eat anything with cheese all year around because I fucking love cheese.

What is your favourite autumn activity? 

The same as any other seasons, being miserable. The difference is that my autumn misery is in a pretty environment.

Are you a fan of horror movies?

Nooooooope. Nope nope nope nope nope nope nope nope nope nope. Nope. Keep them away from me.

Do you ever do anything fun or Halloween?

I don’t really understand Halloween. It’s never been really recognised in Finland so I don’t really recognise it now either. Even though it’s us wanking off the Americans, I still like the idea of there being a celebration in the darkest time of the year. You can’t have too many celebrations in life. So you guys go ahead and I’ll watch from the sidelines.

What was your favourite part of Halloween as a child?

Again. Halloween didn’t even exist when I was a kid. The closest thing we got was on Easter when you decorated willow branches with feathers and silly string and went to give them to your neighbours while dressed up as a witch. You would get sweets out of the deal. I prefer this because the kids actually had to work for the good stuff and I know the branches bring lots of joy to people who get them, especially older people.

Halloween is a lazy cop out where you’re expected just to give sweets out with nothing in return. I’m not running a charity here.

My favourite memory from a childhood Easter btw was taking my black and white cat with me. I had a basket for my decorated branches and he would chill in the basket as well (whilst tearing off the feathers I had lovingly attached to them.) That cat was a massive attention whore and loved being stroked by little old ladies. I made more sweets and money that year than any other kid in my estate.

Bling fucking bling.

Are you a bigger fan of Bonfire night or Halloween?

Eh. Neither are celebrations in my culture.

Do you always forget about the clocks going back?

Yes. Luckily technology is smarter than me and automatically updates itself.

When do you usually start preparing for Christmas?

Christmas time starts with my mum getting me an advent calendar and with her birthday at the beginning of December. I spend ages looking for the perfect gift for the chosen few I actually call my nearest and dearest and always make sure I get to go to Finland on Christmas. It doesn’t feel the same otherwise. I fucking love Christmas.

So here it is, I’m sure you were beyond thrilled to find this stuff out about me. I’ll be doing my tagging on twitter as usual. Thank you very much for MY tag my lovely! ❤


  1. Yay thanks for the tag! This is a new one I haven’t done before. I can’t say autumn is my favourite time of year but I do kind of like it, it’s nice to have different seasons I think. I’ve never heard of giving willow branches at Easter. Anyway I’m waffling a bit now but thank you and it was interesting to read a bit more about you! I’m looking forward to doing this 🙂xx

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