Photo an Hour #49 ~ August 2017

On it goes, the great Photo an Hour catch up, in which I always remain almost a year behind, with no real signs of ever catching up. On we go with August 2017.


9am ~ Instagram tells me that this was breakfast in a new bowl.

10am ~ Watching Endeavour while I get ready to go out. I love Endeavour.


11am ~ Instagram also tells me that this was a new bag. It was, of course, a Primark bargain. Especially bargainous given that it was labelled at £9 and I only paid £5.

12pm ~ Aren’t public transport photos so interesting?


1pm ~ Destination reached! We were headed to Mersea Island for the Regatta.

2pm ~ I so rarely take a photo of myself for a Photo an Hour photo, but when you are sitting in the same place for an extended period of time, and you want to avoid photos of strangers, sometimes you have to. And this is a nice smiley photo of Hannah and me.


3pm ~ I’m never entirely sure what a regatta entails, though there’s always lots going on on the water, and lots of people watching. I’m just there for the day out.

4pm ~ Regatta flags.


5pm ~ Back at the car, and on the way home.

6pm ~ Back home. I love going out for nice days with my friends, but I do so enjoy getting home.

In case you’d like to play next time around, June’s day is set for 16th June. It’s really easy to join in, just take a photo each hour and upload it to Instagram using the hashtag, or save them for a blog post (or do both, like I try and fail to do in a timely manner). More details can be found here.

The Twelve Trips Challenge ~ Trip #1

One of my blogging buddies, Bev at Confuzzledom, recently posted about The Twelve Trips Challenge (#Take12Trips). Originally dreamt up by Clare at Need Another Holiday, it’s designed to get people out and about, travelling and blogging about their trips. The best thing about it is that the trips don’t have to be major holidays abroad, they can be anything from a weekend away to a trip to a local museum. I saw Bev’s post when I had just arrived home from a trip to the Essex seaside, so I thought it was a great time to start!

My friend Hannah and I have started a little tradition of going to the seaside after our very long and hard weekend at The Yoga Show. Last year we went to Frinton-on-Sea, and this year we went to Mersea Island. It was the day of the big storm on Monday; the wind had abated mostly, but it was still blowy and cold, and it was perfect for blowing the cobwebs away after four days spent largely inside.



Jumping shots are de riguer by now.

The beach huts were beautiful, in a pastel rainbow pattern, and we had a real life rainbow in the sky too.

As you can see, I took quite a few photos of the beach huts, because they were so aesthetically pleasing. That last one is my favourite shot of the day.

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Lots of photos, sorry if you think there are too many, but the conditions were just so gorgeous, so I took a lot, and it was hard to whittle them down!

If you’re joining in with the Twelve Trips Challenge, let me know! Now I have to start thinking about where to go in November!