Hey Everyone, we are back to work again and its been a busy couple of weeks, alongside this the Covid-19 restrictions have again increased for us so we haven’t had the chance to get out and about as much!
We have been trying to keep following bloggers and do a bit of writing in the evenings, one blog we have really enjoyed lately is Mingwrites.com and we would recommend you check it out. Ming’s latest post talks about writing/blogging challenges and has inspired us to try the Hallotober challenge:
- Thank the person who tagged you and link to their post
- Put the rules at the beginning
- You can use the tag image somewhere in the post
- Answer the 13 questions
- Tag 13 people to do the tag
- Delete Question 13, add a new number one question of your own
What’s your favorite thing about October?
October is special for the both of us as it’s the month we got married, we were lucky to be able to get away for a couple of nights this year to the 5* Lough Erne Resort this year, it was really amazing – if you want to read more you can find it here.
Are you a big celebrator of Halloween?
We love Halloween, we used to love dressing up and going out to the bar/club when we were younger, in recent years its been more about decorating our house and house parties. Unfortunately, we can’t do that this year but we still have our spooky decorations!
What’s your favorite horror movie?
We aren’t big horror movie watchers and it’s not a movie, but we have really enjoyed The Haunting series on Netflix – Hill House and Bly Manor, we found Hill House especially creepy. I think it became one of our favourite series as the way it is filmed has you always on edge, feeling like somebody was watching you due to all the background characters.
Would you rather a cozy night in watching horrors or a big night out in a costume?
We love a night out but at this time of year we find there is nothing better than sitting in watching TV, the fire lit and a nice hot drink in hand! So, a cosy night it is!
Which has been your most favorite costume to date?
Brianna’s favourite was a Scarecrow, because it was a fun costume to design and do the makeup and it was comfortable for a night out!
Iain’s favourite is a Zombie, because it is easy to change any outfit into a Zombie outfit and again it can be as detailed as you want!
Bobbing for apples or pin the hat on the witch?
We would definitely pick pin the tail on the witch, we laughed/cringed at thinking how disgusting bobbing for apples really is!
How do you celebrate Halloween?
As mentioned previously, we like to spend Halloween in our own home or out at a friend’s!
What’s your least favorite horror?
We recently watched “It”, to be honest we really did not enjoy it considering all the hype we had heard.
We found that the movie just kind of dragged on and did not really feel spooky/scary – as mentioned we aren’t big horror fans and this one didn’t hit the spot for us!
Do you have a favorite trick or treating memory?
Brianna’s favourite is when they were trick or treating and they went to an older person’s house they were visiting said they had nothing but they would get some bread for them – they all stood at the door in confusion, but too polite to decline when the owner returned with a big bag of sweets for them each. Then it was back to the spooky cave under the stairs that her mum made every year!
Trick or treating was not as big a thing in Iain’s area so sadly he does not really have any favourite memories.
What’s your favorite thing about Halloween?
We love the atmosphere and decorations; it is also really nice in normal years to have the sense of community it can bring.
Scary costume or Silly costume?
We both love a well-done scary costume, however it can be a lot of effort to do amazing make-up, whereas it can be easy to throw together a silly costume! So, I guess it depends on our mood/motivation!
What’s your favorite Halloween candy?
This year we have been really enjoying Reece’s peanut and they have been making Halloween pumpkin chocolates!
Who is your favorite Harry Potter character and why?
Brianna is a huge Harry Potter fan so this list could be a long one! But one choice is Luna Lovegood. Firstly because she is a Ravenclaw. And she’s a funny, unique character who is independent and intriguing!
Iain’s favourite is Sirius Black, Iain loves his story and how it progresses – up to his untimely demise.
It’s almost the end of the month and you might not have time to participate, but if you would like to complete the challenge and get a mention let us know!
Thanks for joining us, Brianna and Iain.