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!


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!


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.


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!


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.


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.


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!


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


2PM ~ Having a bath


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


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


5PM ~ Checking out the football scores


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


7PM ~ Ready!


8PM ~ Dinner in the oven


9PM ~ Having a glass of wine


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


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!