Thursday, September 28, 2023

Monthly Musings


1. Favourite fall traditions.
Back to school, watching the salmon jump in the Humber River, and enjoying the foliage. We often have a trip planned, I think fall is one of the best times to travel.

2. How do you celebrate Halloween?
We carve pumpkins, the kids dress up for school, they go trick-or-treating, and we give out candy at our house.

3. Favourite fall recipes - please share links.

4. Favourite fall fashion pieces.
You can see a post I did about some fall finds here. Some pants from Mango and sweaters Aritzia

5. How do you decorate for fall?
I'm not decorating this year, but here is a link to what I put up a couple of years ago. 

6. Pumpkin Spice? Oh yes or over it? 
It's fine but I don't seek it out.  I will probably have one pumpkin spice latte when the weather turns cooler, and I enjoy pumpkin pie at Thanksgiving.

7. Thoughts on candy corn?
I don't think I've ever had a piece of candy corn in my life. I think this was more of an American candy and only recently made an apperance here in Canada so it missed my youth.  Now I only eat candy that I really like, like swedish berries or red nibs.

8. Favourite fall/Halloween movie?
Hocus Pocus, The Addams Family and ET.

9. Apple pie, pumpkin pie, or cider doughnut?
  I always have time for apple pie and pumpkin pie and will usually take a bit of each at Thanksgiving. Like the candy corn, a cider doughnut is not as common here, so I don't know if I've ever had one.

10. Bonfire, hayride or haunted house?
Bonfire. I love it any time of year, but especially when it is darker and cooler in the evenings. 

Linking up with Holly and Patty.


  1. Wow! So interesting to read about candy corn in Canada :)

  2. I agree, fall is a lovely time to travel. Thanks for joining us this month for all the fall fun.


  3. Fall is a great time to travel, especially to anywhere that the fall foliage is at its finest. I can see that candy corn is an American thing, I certainly never saw it in England.

  4. I didn't think of ET; I loved that movie as a kid! I kind of miss living in an area where we get trick or treaters; it's been 20 years since I've handed out candy.

  5. I didn't think about the fact that candy corn isn't really available here but you are so right! I'd love to travel in the fall more but working in a school prevents that -- boo :( I also feel like pumpkin spice isn't as big a thing here as it is in the US.

  6. ET was the first movie I saw in the movie theater when I was a kid. I remember being scared. haha Pumpkin carving is one of our favorite traditions too.