Hallotober Tag



I hope I'm not too late to the Halloween party. I did plan on writing up my own Halloweeny post for the blog this year but between stressing about another potential lockdown and drowning in coursework for college I've not been feeling myself enough to properly work on it (don't worry though, I am however working on a post about the Scottish Highland getaway I found myself on the other week, so keep an eye out for that!).

So, you can imagine my delight when the lovely Heather from @thecurlytravelingchef tagged me in the Hallotober tag (created by the fab Jordanne aka @ofaglasgowgirl) because it meant I could actually write something about my favourite season and time of year but also keep on track with my coursework and mini existential crisis, which is going greaat if you were wondering lol.


Also, while you’re here check out Heather and Jordanne’s blogs and socials and send them some love and positivity their way!

Photo Credit to @lofaglasgowgirl

Here are the rules:

  • · Thank the person who tagged you and link to their post.

  • · Put the rules at the beginning or after the into.

  • · Answer the 13 questions

  • · Tag 13 people to do the tag

  • · Delete question 13 and add a unique question of your own.

  • · You are free to use the tag image somewhere in your post.


Questions


1. What’s your favourite childhood Halloween memory?

I have a few favourite childhood memories from Halloween as a wee one. Like when my Granny or Auntie Meg used to take my little brother, cousin and I trick or treating round their neighbours houses, when my Papa used to dress up in scary masks and jump out from behind a hedge or from inside a cupboard to scare us when we were coming back in from trick or treating. School Halloween discos were also a massive highlight of my childhood, me and my friends and cousins just dancing about to spooky tunes and pop music and filling up with marshmallow flumps and juice boxes from the tuck shop


2. What’s your favourite thing about October?

EverythingI know that sounds really sad but seeing all the trees turn gold, brown and orange and shed their leaves in preparation for Winter just makes me feel so at home. Autumn and October are just my favourite times of year, I just love the cosy feel of the nip in the air when you get to bundle up in warm jumpers, hats and scarves and have hot drinks. I may have been born in Summertime but I think I should've been an Autumn baby because this time of year is my happy place.


3. Are you a big celebrator of Halloween?

Kind of. I love the holiday itself but sometimes I don't have the energy to do anything for it other than cosy up and watch a scary film or tv series, especially this year. Hopefully when things with the virus pass -fingers crossed- Halloween parties and nights out can commence again because I really do miss going on nights out in Glasgow seeing mad sights of groups of guys dressed as Smurfs legging it down Sauchiehall St and lassies dressed as Harley Quinn and Little Bo Peep falling about while similaniously trying to eat a kebab with one hand and carry their high heels in the other.


4. What’s your favourite horror movie?

I don't have one favourite horror movie but a few of my faves are 13 Ghosts (the 2001 version), Incidious, The Conjuring and The Conjuring 2, Annabelle, Rec, 28 Days Later and Poltergeist.

5. Would you rather a cosy night in watching horrors or a big night out in a costume?

Probably a cosy night in these days as I'm getting more old and boring as the years go on and I'm only 24 lol.


6. Which has been your most favourite costume to date?

I really liked my zombie schoolgirl costume when I was about 14-15 because it was the first one I'd ever put together myself to go out with my mates without any help. I thought I looked so cool.

I said it was my favourite costume, not my best lol.

7. Bobbing for apples or pin the hat on the witch?

Bobbing for apples. I used to love that when I was younger, not that I was good at it mind you but I tried my best.


8. How do you celebrate Halloween?

I usually go on a night out or go to a family Halloween party but this year I think a night of horror movies and hot chocolate is on the cards.


9. What’s your favourite Halloween candy?

My favourite Halloween sweeties are jelly worms or any Haribo (my faves are the fried eggs, hearts and cola bottles).


10. Do you have a favourite trick or treating memory?

My trick or treating days are long behind me so I don't remember anything specifically but I can definitely remember my Papa jumping out at us in an array of freaky masks over the years to give us all a fright once we'd finished trick or treating.


11. What’s your favourite thing about Halloween?

My favourite thing about Halloween is dressing up. Seeing what everyone is dressing up as and what the most popular costumes of the year are is always entertaining. I'm already guessing we're going to be seeing a lot of Carole Baskins and Joe Exotics this year.


12. Scary costume or Silly costume?

Scary costume.


13. Ideas for waste-free and eco-friendly decorations?

You could crochet yourself a lil Pumpkin pal to sit on your mantlepiece and once Halloween is over you've got yourself a wee forever buddy to bring out again next time October rolls around.


Here are my list of questions:


1. What’s your favorite childhood Halloween memory?


2. What’s your favorite thing about October?


3. Are you a big celebrator of Halloween?


4. What’s your favorite horror movie?


5. Would you rather a cozy night in watching horrors or a big night out in a costume?


6. Which has been your most favorite costume to date?


7. Bobbing for apples or pin the hat on the witch?


8. How do you celebrate Halloween?


9. What’s your favorite Halloween candy?


10. Do you have a favorite trick or treating memory?


11. What’s your favorite thing about Halloween?


12. Scary costume or Silly costume?


13. What are your favourite Halloween songs?


I nominate:


@womanoutwest @beautyofcafe205

@bycatriona @notcapulet

@thetaragraph @staceyblogs

@quarter.life.queens

@themusingsofangela_ @forfrancesca_

@cocktailscurves @insidethevoyage

@concealedvoices



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