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Photo an Hour #34 ~ May 2016

I am so behind with Photo an Hour! These photos that you are about to see come from May, which means I have three to post before I am up to date! A part of me just wants to start again, and forget the ones I’ve missed, but I like having them to look back on, even when the days are as mundane as this one turned out to be!

I took part in May’s photo an hour three days after everyone else, because I was at a work event, which basically involved a lot of sitting in one place. And when I was taking photos, it was for my work’s social media, so fitting in Photo an Hour photos just wasn’t feasible. So my plan was to do it on the Monday, when I had a day off, and then I forgot. I ended up doing it on the Tuesday, when I was travelling back from an overnight stay in London.

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9am ~ Looking out of my hotel window; I was staying at a Travelodge near Kings Cross (I think). I went to May’s Mark Kermode in 3D, and as I was off for two days following our work event, I took advantage and booked a hotel.

10am ~ Time for a sophisticated breakfast.

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11am ~ On the way home, I popped into Westfield at Stratford. It’s not my favourite place in the world, but mid-morning during the week is an acceptable time to visit, as there’s hardly anyone around.

12pm ~ Waiting for a train home at Stratford.

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1pm ~ Home, and feeling entirely exhausted, if I remember rightly.

2pm ~ Time for some lunch.

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3pm ~ Attempting a nap, but actually getting drawn into a Den of Geek article that had me adding lots (and lots) of books to my to-read list.

5pm ~ I lost an hour somewhere, and I don’t think it’s because I had a nap. I think it’s because doing Photo an Hour on a Tuesday didn’t come naturally, and I kept forgetting! I was reading by this point – still not napping.

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6pm ~ To demonstrate just how long ago this was (as though a calendar can’t do that), this is what we were watching on the television – Britain’s Got Talent. I have a feeling that we were catching up on a recorded live show from the weekend.

8pm ~ And finally, with another hour missed out, a Tuesday night cider and a blanket.

I’m going to try really hard to round up everyone that joined in, but as may be apparent, I’m a tad disorganised at the moment.

I’ve almost certainly missed some people off this list, so if you can remember this far back, and you’d like me to add you, just let me know.

I still have a couple more Photo an Hour posts before I’m up to date, but for now, let me just invite you to join in with the August date, on Saturday 27th August. I can send you a timely reminder by email if you want one – just pop your details into this form. Please do join in, it’s a lot of fun!

Photo an Hour #33 ~ April 2016

In an attempt to get up to date with my Photo an Hour posts, I’m going to do two posts in very quick succession! These photos are from 23rd April.

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8am ~ The caption to this photo says “It could be a bit warmer, but that sun sure is shining!” As I sit and write this, the sun is shining (kind of), but it’s still not that warm! When will summer arrive?

9am ~ There are very few Saturday mornings that aren’t soundtracked by the Wittertainment podcast.

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10am ~ Trying to decide what to wear, and as this day was to include a trip to the library, I decided on my library t-shirt.

11am ~ Checking out the ducks who were chilling in a puddle in the car park.

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12pm ~ We stopped by the garden centre, and I couldn’t resist a sea horse for my noon photo.

1pm ~ Back home for lunch, and I went for a cheese and ham toastie.

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2pm ~ The morning had included a trip to the library, so I spent some time admiring my little haul. I had reserved all of these items, and I have since read Freya and High Rise, but haven’t even started Spinster yet!

3pm ~ Laying on my bed and reading is such a simple pleasure!

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4pm ~ During the hour between 3 and 4, I fell asleep over my book! But I did it to the sounds of Frank Sinatra, which is always nice.

5pm ~ Time for tea!

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6pm ~ Attempting some blogging. It’s hard to motivate myself to blog much at all these days!

7pm ~ Maybe a bit late to start thinking about a jacket potato for dinner, but I’m an optimist…

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8pm ~ …and my optimism paid off, as it didn’t take too long at all to cook! Beans and cheese on a jacket potato – is there anything better?

9pm ~ Last photo of the day – a glass of cider, which looked a little radioactive in this photo!

Not the most interesting day in the world, but these sort of Saturdays are welcome every now and again, just pottering around and fitting in an afternoon nap!

Thanks to everyone who joined in this month:

♥ Elise from Elise and Life joined in on her blog
♥ Rebecca from Sullen Hearts joined in on Instagram and on her blog
♥ Kate from Domestikated joined in on Instagram
♥ Sarah from Sarah Rooftops joined in on Instagram
♥ Kerri from Life as Unusuals joined in on Instagram and on her blog
♥ Amy from Fluffy Owl’s Adventures joined in on Instagram
♥ Susie from Second Hand Susie joined in on Instagram and on her blog
♥ Kim joined in on Instagram
♥ Lizzie from Home Make Be joined in on Instagram
♥ Rebecca from Halfway Home joined in on Instagram
♥ Alex from Odd Socks Alex joined in on Instagram
♥ Vikki joined in on Instagram
♥ Laura joined in on Instagram
♥ Liz from Distract Me Now Please joined in on Instagram and on her blog
♥ Rebecca joined in on Instagram
♥ Louisa from Duck in a Dress joined in on Instagram
♥ Laura joined in on Instagram
♥ Hannah joined in on Instagram

I hope I got everyone, doing the roundup at such a distance means that it’s hard to keep track! Do let me know if you joined in and I missed you off.

I still have another Photo an Hour day to roundup, but it’s probably a good idea to set the date for the next one now, so if (inevitably) I don’t get to the next one, you’ll know the date if you want to join in! I thought this month would be a good one to try a Sunday again, we don’t do them often, but I like seeing Sunday photos for a change – lots of roast dinners! So we’ll be playing on Sunday 12th June.

If you’d like to join in, it’s easy! Just upload a photo every hour to Instagram or Twitter using the hashtag – #photoanhour. Alternatively, you can save your photos and add them to a blog post, just remember to tweet me the link so I can add you to this roundup! Of course, you can do both if you want to.

If you’d like a timely reminder (within a couple of days of the assigned date), just add your details to this form, and like magic, you’ll get an email. We’d love to have you playing along, not least so I can be nosy!

Photo an Hour #32 ~ March 2016

It’s time to jump back aboard the blog train; I’ve been having some major connection issues just lately, but I hope they are all sorted now, so I’m hoping to get back to something resembling a bit more of a schedule. I was hoping to join in with Blog Every Day in May again, and I still might, even though I’ve missed the first week!

But now, it’s time to catch up with my Photo an Hour posts – I have two to post, because I’m so behind! This is from March, from Easter Sunday (which feels so long ago now!), when I went out to London with Hannah for her birthday.

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9am ~ Awake to some sunshine (which didn’t last long), streaming in through the windows that still don’t have curtains. I really must get that sorted!

10am ~ Breakfast of champions. Also the breakfast of someone who a) doesn’t mind spending the odd 99p on one bowl of cereal, and b) isn’t (but probably should be) overly concerned about their sugar intake.

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11pm ~ Creating a Spotify playlist for the car journey. Nothing too cool on there, but all stuff I love.

12pm ~ In the car, on the way to the tube station that we drive to, and the rain started. And it had looked so promising first thing!

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1pm ~ As we made our way over Millennium  Bridge, the heavens really opened, but it was one of those weird showers that only hits you from one side. So the entire left side of my body was drenched, but the right side was dry!

2pm ~ Into the BFI Southbank for the film…

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4pm ~ …meaning I missed an hour. But when we came out, the sun was shining again, allowing me to snap another photo across the river.

5pm ~ We went into Zizzi’s for something to eat, as Hannah was keen to try the vegan pizza – they are actually doing a cheesy pizza that is suitable for vegans! This photo is my pizza, not vegan, nor vegetarian, but very tasty all the same (and Hannah loved her vegan pizza).

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6pm ~ We walked a little way up to Westminster, to walk off some pizza, and jump on the tube. I couldn’t resist, because I never can, snapping a photo of Big Ben.

7pm ~ Back in the car at the tube station, and looking a bit bedraggled after a day of wind and rain!

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8pm ~ On the way home, and guess what? More rain!

9pm ~ Finally home, in front of the fire, and we started watching The Night Manager. I think this was the day that the final episode aired, so we were about six weeks behind! We’ve finished watching it now though, and, as predicted, I thought it was amazing.

Even though I’m a bit late in rounding things up for March, I still wanted to give a shout out to everyone who joined in, and there were lots of us again!

♥ Rebecca from Sullen Hearts joined in on Instagram
♥ Susie from Second Hand Susie joined in on Instagram and on her blog
♥ Vikki joined in on Instagram
♥ Rachael from MI Avenues joined in on Instagram and on her blog
♥ Laura joined in on Instagram
♥ Rebecca joined in on Instagram
♥ Louisa from Duck in a Dress joined in on Instagram
♥ Amy joined in on Instagram and on her blog
♥ Karen from Tiny Bird Heart joined in on Instagram
♥ Charlotte from Discovering Charlotte joined in on Instagram
♥ Sharon from Sunshine and Celandines joined in on Instagram and on her blog
♥ Rebecca from Halfway Home joined in on Instagram
♥ Amey from Teacups and Button Drops joined in on Instagram
♥ Liz from Distract Me Now Please joined in on Instagram
♥ Sarah from Sarah Rooftops joined in on Instagram
♥ Kerri from Life as Unusuals joined in on Instagram and on her blog
♥ Martina joined in on Instagram

I still have my April post to write, but in the meantime, if you’d like to join in with May’s Photo an Hour, it will be on 21st May (when I will be working all day, but I will try to join in!). I always send out a reminder by email a couple of days beforehand, if you would like to receive this, just leave your details here, and I’ll add you to the list.

Photo an Hour #31 ~ February 2016

Taking just a week to post February’s Photo an Hour is such a vast improvement on last month, I feel proud of myself!

My day was pretty uneventful, though Hannah and I did go to see a flat/bungalow/cottage that we thought might be suitable to move into, and now, a week later, we’re pretty much all set to move in! Until things are completely finalised I’ll be keeping my fingers crossed, but in the meantime, I absolutely should be packing rather than writing this blog post…

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9am | In bed, watching videos. I get quickly sucked into pages like Proper Tasty! I’m planning on making these Sweet and Salty Pretzel Cakes at some point.

10am | I had picked up some library books on the day before, and I cracked open Disclaimer by Renee Knight. I’ve since finished it, and I enjoyed it a lot.

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11am | Only the most interesting photos for you, Photo an Hour followers! It’s a washing up photo, and not even a particularly good one.

12pm | Taking photos in the care nearly always end up with me taking a photo of myself in the wing mirror. Not this time! I added in my watch for some added interest.

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1pm | My December Photo an Hour included a coffee with Hannah and her Nanna, and the February one did too! I had cream on my hot chocolate, which I absolutely did not need.

2pm | One of two Morrisons that we visited, primarily looking for boxes we could use for packing (their banana boxes are perfect), but we also checked out the meat-free range for Hannah while we were there.

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3pm | Hannah’s car has a delighted face built into the dashboard.

4pm | Another highly interesting photo! Some time at the laundrette, as our tumble drier is malfunctioning, and drying clothes inside is my least favourite thing.

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5pm | This turned into a three-supermarket day, as I had to pick up some bits in Sainsbury’s.

6pm | Finally home, under a duvet, watching Pride. I was so happy with life at this point.

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7pm | Still under the duvet, still watching Pride, but now drinking tea.

8pm | I made this my final photo, because otherwise it just would have become me under a duvet watching telly for the next few hours! Jaws was a good choice, but I have to fast forward the bit where Quint drags his fingers down the blackboard.

So as you can see, not a very exciting day! But I like Saturdays where I don’t do much, especially if I’ve had a few in a row where I’ve been especially busy.

Louisa will be rounding up the February Photo an Hour, so head over to Duck in a Dress to check that out. If you’d like to be added to the reminder list, I send out an email a couple of days before each month’s specified day, so sign up here to receive it.

Photo an Hour #30 ~ January 2016

I have to start this post with an apology; it’s taken me far too long to get this post written! I’ve had a few people ask when February’s Photo an Hour will be, so I’ll tell you up front that it will be Saturday 20th February.

January’s Photo an Hour was quite some time back, and it fell on the day I flew to Iceland (that blog post is also somewhat delayed), which meant that I faltered somewhat as the day went on! Not all of them ended up being uploaded to Instagram, and I stopped taking photos at four o’clock.

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9am ~ Starting the day with some breakfast for a change.

10am ~ Packing my winter warmers.

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11am ~ En route to the airport. Ludicrously early, of course, but Hannah and I are naturally early for everything, and then Hannah’s granddad, our lift to the airport, also turned up early!

12pm ~ Almost there!

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1pm ~ With time to kill, a spot of lunch in Garfunkels was just the thing, complete with strawberry milkshake.

2pm ~ Still waiting!

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3pm ~ Almost ready to board.

4pm ~ Up in the air.

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5pm ~ Still on the plane, and entertaining myself the best way I know how. With Wittertainment.

As you can see, poor planning means that I took an odd number of photos, which is just hideous! Deplaning and the like then took priority, and I didn’t take any more photos that were actually part of Photo an Hour, though of course I did take lots of photos in general, that I will share at some point!

It’s been a while, but of course, there were plenty of joiners-in as ever.

♥ Annie from Halfway Here joined in on Instagram and on her blog
♥ Susie from Second Hand Susie joined in on Instagram and on her blog
♥ Janet from Words That Can Only Be Your Own joined in on Instagram and on her blog
♥ Elise from Elise and Life joined in on her blog
♥ Laura joined in on Instagram
♥ Rachael from MI Avenues joined in on Instagram and on her blog
♥ Liz from Distract Me Now Please joined in on Instagram and on her blog
♥ Rebecca from Halfway Home joined in on Instagram and on her blog
♥ Louisa from Duck in a Dress joined in on Instagram
♥ Amy from Fluffy Owl’s Adventures joined in on Instagram and on her blog
♥ Rebecca from Sullen Hearts joined in on Instagram
♥ Lizzie from Home Make Be joined in on Instagram and on her blog
♥ Sharon from Sunshines and Celandines joined in on Instagram and on her blog
♥ Kerri from Life as Unusuals joined in on Instagram and on her blog
♥ Rachel from Things That Make Me Go Aagghh joined in on her blog
♥ Emma from Oh Gosh Em joined in on Instagram
♥ Sarah from Sarah Rooftops joined in on Instagram

Thanks to everyone for joining in; it’s always a lot of fun to see other people’s days! If I have missed anyone out, please let me know, and I’ll add you in!

If you’ve seen #PhotoAnHour doing the rounds and wondered what it’s about, it’s simple! Simply join in on the chosen day (Saturday 20th February this month), by taking a photo each and every hour, and either uploading it to Instagram or Twitter using the hashtag, or gathering all the photos together and popping them in a blog post (or do both!). Of course, you don’t have to join in on the day we choose; we didn’t invent, and we don’t own Photo an Hour. But it’s fun to do it as a group! If you’d like a reminder each month a day or two before the chosen date, just sign up here, and I’ll send a regular reminder.

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