Photo an Hour #14 ~ September 2014

Doing challenges like this always makes me feel that the year is going by so quickly. It doesn’t feel like five minutes since August’s Photo an Hour, and now here we are at September’s. Just two more to go before I meet my 32 Before 32 goal!

I chose Saturday for September’s Photo an Hour, without really knowing if I had plans. As it turns out, I had pretty exciting plans!


8am ~ Heading out on the train. Not only was I there for more than ten minutes before the train left, but I was also leaving far too much time between me arriving in London and the event I was going to starting. My brain just works in a way that says if I’m not at least ten minutes early, technically I’m late, even though that’s not true.

9am ~ As it turned out, it was a good thing that I was early, because I had to get off the train and go to find a library so I could print the ticket that I had left at home! Although then, as it turned out, I just waved the ticket in front of the lady and she let me in, so it wasn’t overly necessary, but I was glad I had it in the end!


10am ~ Even with an impromptu trip to the library, I still had a ridiculous amount of time to kill, so I went in for a drink at McDonalds in Liverpool Street.

11am ~ See – time to kill! It was a Chiswick Book Festival event that I was going to, and it didn’t start until 11.30, so I had a wander around Chiswick, which is pleasant enough, with some nice shops, and then sat in the park for ten minutes.


12pm ~ Technically speaking, this wasn’t my noon photo, because I was listening to Simon Mayo speak at that time. But I took this photo of him afterwards, when I was steeling myself to speak to him and get my book signed, so I’m including it. I still can’t believe that I met him. Amazing.

1pm ~ I headed straight back home afterwards, to see what mischief my nephews were getting into (I have been house and nephew-sitting for the last week, while my sister has been away, though my youngest nephew is fifteen, so didn’t need an awful lot of looking after!). Straight back on the tube with the hope that I’d make it back to Liverpool Street in time for a train home, without having to wait 45 minutes.


2pm ~ Make it back I did, and I was Wickford in time to get on yet another train to go home!

3pm ~ Finally back home, after a long morning of a lot of trains and tubes! Robbie was watching some nonsense on the television, as is often the case!


4pm ~ My sister’s cat doesn’t really like me. He’s not mean, he’s just indifferent in a passive aggressive kind of way. Anyway, he was lounging all over my bed, so I snapped a photograph.

5pm ~ Time to make some dinner for my nephew, who was going out to a party. Dermot O’Leary is not my favourite Radio 2 DJ, but he’ll do. As if I’d listen to anything else while I’m making dinner.


6pm ~ My sister doesn’t have a dishwasher, so I’ve been washing up by hand all week, and it seems never ending. My hands are feeling the effects too, they are so dry!

7pm ~ I got my nephew to cut my fringe back in, because it grew out so long ago, and my face just looks so much better when a third of it is covered with hair.


8pm ~ Watching some Doctor Who with Jimmy. I thought it was the best episode of the latest series, which given that there have only been four episodes, isn’t necessarily shining praise, but there you have it. I have a few issues with the latest series, nothing to do with Peter Capaldi, who is, of course, amazing, but something’s not gelling for me. (It’s Clara, if I’m honest. I’m not a fan.) But Listen is a really good episode.

9pm ~ All nephews out for the evening, so I was contemplating a double bill of films. In the end, I only watched Saving Mr Banks, and saved Mary Poppins for Monday.

As always, I encouraged people to join in with Photo an Hour, and we had the usual crowd, and a few more!

♥ Louisa at Duck in a Dress joined in on Instagram and her blog
♥ Sharon from Sunshine and Celadines joined in on Instagram and her blog
♥ Bev at Confuzzledom joined in on her blog
♥ Hannah joined in on Instagram
♥ Terri-Jane at {twoninethree} joined in on Instagram
♥ Penny at Lillies and Love joined in on Instagram
♥ Purple Glitter Love Bugs joined in on Instagram
♥ Kim joined in on Instagram
♥ Rachael joined in on Twitter and her blog
♥ The Girl from Just Me joined in on her blog
♥ Josie from Tales from the Finch’s Beak joined in on Instagram

There were quite a few this month, which makes me happy! As I said, there are two more to do before my birthday, so the next date will be Saturday October 11th. It’s entirely possible that I have plans that day (in fact, I think it’s the day I’m going to see Singalonga Frozen), so hopefully lots of good photo opportunities will present themselves!

As ever, I would love for you to join in with Photo an Hour, so please do! Mark the day in your diary, and upload a photo every hour on Instagram or Twitter using #photoanhour, or put them all in a blog post and tweet me the link! It’s always so nice to see what everyone gets up to on a random day of the month!

Nine down, three to go of number ten of 32 Before 32 – Complete a Photo an Hour post monthly

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  • Reply bevchen

    Singalong Frozen sounds amazing! I haven’t even seen the film yet, but still think that sounds good.

    I hope you’ll host the occasional photo an hour after your birthday – it’s always so fun seeing what everyone got up to on a random day.

    September 19, 2014 at 1:03 pm
    • Reply Jane

      I was trying to decide what to do with Photo an Hour after my birthday, and I think I am going to try and carry it on, and do one a month. I am not sure yet, but I think people like doing it, so I’m going to try!

      September 19, 2014 at 1:44 pm
  • Reply Hazel

    I love soing and reading these, it’s such a nice way to capture a day. I’ve put Oct 11th in my diary 🙂

    September 20, 2014 at 9:29 am
    • Reply Jane

      Excellent, great to have you aboard! 🙂

      September 21, 2014 at 11:30 pm
  • Reply Louisa

    It does look like a fabulous day and 1000x yay! for meeting Simon Mayo! 🙂
    I’ll be there on 11th Oct – although how much I’ll get up to with my leg in plaster, I don’t know! 🙂 xx

    September 25, 2014 at 4:16 pm
  • Reply The Girl

    Very very very late to the party with this one (a LONG story) – but I did do it too!

    Looking forward to next week already!

    October 5, 2014 at 10:47 am
    • Reply Jane

      Ah, yay! I’ll add you in 🙂

      October 5, 2014 at 11:39 pm

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