Remember my plan to get all up to date with Photo an Hour? Well that didn’t happen. We’ve reached another Photo an Hour date (tomorrow), and I’m still behind. Maybe I should stop making such bold claims…
October’s Photo an Hour fell on 29th October, right at the end of the busiest month of my life (I’ve gone on about this a fair amount), and it happened to be the day after the last of the social engagements that had made the month so busy.
10am ~ A fairly late start, as it was the morning after a night out! I had some tummy time with this little one, my great-niece who I love so much. Look at that bottom lip!
11am ~ Time for some breakfast with my niece – it was her wedding party that I was at the night before, as they’d been married in Spain and wanted to celebrate with the people who hadn’t been able to get there.
12pm ~ I headed to the shops with my sister, who either used dropping me home as an excuse to go to the shops, or used going to the shops as an excuse to drop me home. Either way, I was very grateful to her and my brother-in-law, as I got a lift home, and I got to spend the day with them.
1pm ~ Shopping! This was full of birthday presents for a lovely friend of mine.
2pm ~ Still shopping, and way back at the end of October, it was a bit more of a novelty to find the Christmas bits in the shops. Now we’re a week away from the big day and it’s everywhere. Everywhere I tell you.
3pm ~ Just checking out the book post I’d received earlier that day – I am yet to read this one though it’s on my very, very long to-read list.
4pm ~ Home from the shops by this point, but out again because I’m constantly walking to the co-op in the village. And wearing my lovely new wrap that I’d bought earlier in the day which gave me all the autumnal vibes.
5pm ~ Out again (I think we’d been home and back out to the village again), for the fireworks. The fact that there was a fireworks display on the 29th October was odd, because the following Saturday was actually the 5th November, so no real need for an early display. But there you have it, we sat on bench outside the school, and at 5pm we were still waiting, so I took this photo (that I later forgot to upload onto Instagram!).
6pm ~ I’m usually dead against photos of fireworks (honestly, what’s the point in pointing your camera at the sky for the entirety of the display – you’re never going to look at the resulting photos/videos ever again!), but I’m willing to be a hypocrite on occasion. I liked the way the lit up sky looked against the dark trees.
7pm ~ Back home, with the fire on, and the Halloween Strictly on the telly. How long ago does this feel – it’s the final tomorrow night!
So that’s October! It all feels a long time ago now, but then so does November’s Photo an Hour! If you want to join in with December, it’s taking place tomorrow, and it’s easy to join in! Just take a photo every hour, and either upload them using #photoanhour, or gather them together and add them to a post (or do both!).
You can find more details here, or you can add your email to this form and I’ll endeavour to send you a reminder a couple of days in advance (of January’s date!).