Photo an Hour #3 ~ September 2013

Photo an Hour posts are always interesting to me; it’s nice to be able to take a look at people’s days, exciting or ordinary. This time, I did things slightly differently. I had asked people to join in with me this time, giving them a reminder on the day (though I almost forgot!). As far as I can tell, most of the people who joined in decided to post their photos on Instagram throughout the day, so this time, I decided I was going to do that too.

As I was staying at my sister’s, I had to get my nephew up for work, and so my day started a bit earlier than my usual Saturdays!

8AM ~ I got Jimmy up and then laid in bed for a while. Just because I woke up early, it didn’t mean I had to get up early!

9AM ~ Tea, toast and telly.

10AM ~ Book and bath.

11AM ~ My sister has a lot of nail varnish, so of course I took full advantage and borrowed some to pretty up my nails.

12PM ~ My sister lives in the same village as me, so I could easily walk home for anything I needed.

1PM ~ Time for a spot of knitting.

2PM ~ An entire day inside wasn’t necessarily the best day to choose to record in photos. I had to resort to a photo of my fabulous new phone case.

3PM ~ A late lunch when my nephew got in from work and made me a bacon sandwich and a cup of tea.

4PM ~ Super Aunt strikes again. Helping Robbie with some maths homework. Fractions are not necessarily my forte, but I managed.

5PM ~ My sister’s cat, Pudding, doesn’t like me. We tend to avoid each other wherever we can, but he does look good in a photo.

6PM ~ Persisting with the knitting, I’m trying to get something made in time for my best friend’s baby shower.

7PM ~ My sister said I could borrow something out of her wardrobe if I wanted, so obviously I took full advantage.

8PM ~ Ready to go to the pub!

If you would like to see other people’s 14th September in photos, here are those who joined in!

Louisa at Duck in a Dress took part on Instagram and then blogged about her day.
♥ Hannah joined in on Instagram
♥ Bex joined in on Instagram
♥ Anna joined in on Instagram
♥ Terri-Jane joined in on Instagram

My next Photo an Hour will take place on 9th November. Again, I know it’s a long way off, but a) it gives everyone plenty of time to join in, and b) that is the weekend before my birthday, so I hope to have plans one way or another!

Will you be joining in?

Photo an Hour ~ Join in with me

Last week I shared with you my second Photo an Hour post. I know that I am not the first or only person to do these types of posts; they are popular with lifestyle bloggers across the world because they provide a snapshot of life in a day. I love reading lifestyle blogs and having a nose at what bloggers are doing; it doesn’t have to be the world’s most exciting day, and sometimes the more mundane tasks provide the best photos!

I have had a few people comment on my post and say that they are always meaning to do a Photo an Hour post, but they have never got round to it, so I thought I’d issue a call to action. I’ve picked a day on which I am going to do my next Photo an Hour, and I am inviting you to join in! The day is Saturday 14th September. I know it’s a little way off yet, but it gives people plenty of time to see the post and decide to join in!

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To take part, all you need to do is note down the date, and make sure you take a photo an hour on that day! I usually set an alarm on my phone to remind me to take a photo on the hour, so if you think it’s likely that you might forget, I would recommend you do the same. I usually use a variety of cameras to take the photos; my phone, my point and click and my better camera (not a DLSR – still saving for that!). If anybody does decide to take part, I will take it upon myself to tweet a reminder on the day itself, so you don’t forget, though I don’t think I can commit to hourly reminders! It’s up to you what time you start and finish the photos; you can take as many or as few photos as you like.

You don’t have to be a blogger to join in; maybe you could upload to Twitter or Instagram if you don’t have a blog. If you are a blogger, all you have to do once you have taken the photos is to put them all into a post! Don’t forget to let me know the link once you do, so I can take a look at your day!

If you would like to take a look at my previous Photo an Hour posts, you can find them here. As I mentioned, lots of other bloggers do similar posts; you might like to take a look at some examples.

Becky Bedbug
Dainty Squid
Love Elycia
Winter Moon
Meg O on the Go

So who’s with me?

A Photo an Hour #2 ~ July 2013

I always love seeing people’s Photo an Hour posts, so it’s nice to be able to do my own from time to time! I have to set alarms on my phone to remind myself to actually take the photos, otherwise it gets to the end of the day and I realise that I’ve taken about three!

I took these photos at the end of July, a day which happened to be Flower Show day in my little village. It also happened to be a day on which my brother and sister-in-law (to be) came for the day (they were here the last time I did Photo an Hour too!), and they brought Freddy, their five-day old baby with them! It was tempting to take a photo of Freddy every hour, but I managed to resist that urge!

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10AM ~ Waking up. Excuse my horrible feet – I clearly needed to redo my toenails!

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11AM ~ After about an hour in bed playing on my phone (pretty standard these days), I had breakfast whilst watching Saturday Kitchen. I actually don’t really like Saturday Kitchen, but it’ll do while I’m eating my Weetabix.

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12PM ~ It was a pretty slow start for me on this particular Saturday; I had a bath at midday.

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1PM ~ Still waiting for my dad to bring Michael, Bex and Freddie home, so I had a cup of tea and a read through Twitter.

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2PM ~ Lunchtime! Saturday lunches are always pretty great because my dad goes shopping on a Saturday morning.

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3PM ~ Flower Show time! It’s the first time in a few years since I have been, and it’s nothing particularly special, but I think it’s important to support local events, otherwise they’ll disappear.

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4PM ~ Owls aren’t my cup of tea. But they were there, so I took a photo of them. For a small donation, you could hold one on your shoulder. Suffice to say, I didn’t take them up on that.

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5PM ~ OK, so I couldn’t resist one photo of the little man. Look at his lovely little face!

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6PM ~ Michael and Bex went to visit her auntie, so I settled down to watch a spot of television. I expect it was nonsense, because Saturday night television in the summer is always nonsense. (I’m currently on a Strictly countdown. By my reckoning we’re looking at about six weeks until the launch show.)

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7PM ~ It’s a bit of a topsy turvy day; reading my book at this time on a Saturday night isn’t standard for me. But I was in the middle of Matched, and it was getting quite (a bit) exciting, so I was eager to get on with it.

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8PM ~ A bit of a late dinner, and I forgot to take a photo of it before I started eating, so you have this nice shot instead. Pizza and wedges.

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9PM ~ Everyone goes out and leaves me to my own devices, so it’s time for a spot of blogging. Don’t say I don’t know how to live on a Saturday night!

So that was my day! Have you ever done a Photo an Hour post? I’d love to see them!

A Photo an Hour

I’ve seen a few bloggers do Photo an Hour posts (Kaylah and Elycia in particular), and I thought I’d try one. I decided to do it on a Saturday when I was actually getting up to something, although I actually forgot to start until 1pm. But here are the results anyway!

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1PM ~ Coming home from my sister’s house after our Sound of Music fun

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2PM ~ Having a bath

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3PM ~ Having a late lunch with my brother and his fiancée

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4PM ~ Getting in some uke practice (blog post to come soon!)

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5PM ~ Checking out the football scores

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6PM ~ Curling my hair for an evening with Team VAJJ

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7PM ~ Ready!

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8PM ~ Dinner in the oven

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9PM ~ Having a glass of wine

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10PM ~ Making lists of hilarious Team VAJJ moments for our notebook

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11PM ~ A late night slice of cake, made by Anna

 

The night went on long past 11, I think it was 2AM before Vicky and Anna left (Jen left early because she had to work the next day – boo). I just gave up taking photos because the rest of the night was us sitting on sofas chatting up a storm and setting the world to rights!

I didn’t want to include the photo of myself at 7PM, because that wasn’t generally the idea, but I evidently forgot to take a photo of anything else!