Photo an Hour #52 ~ November 2017

Between the October and November Photo an Hour days, I had turned 35, been to Disneyland Paris, and fractured my wrist. By this day, it had been a week, and I still had the big cumbersome plaster on, and I was still feeling pretty silly.

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8am ~ This Photo an Hour day started with reading in bed, as they so often do. The Disneyland Paris postcard is in the shot because I’d just got back the night before, and the card had been in my iPad to stay flat. Also, it makes the photo slightly more interesting.

10am ~ A quick stop at the library to pick up some reservations, before hitting the road for a journey to North Lincolnshire. I read Hercule Poirot’s Christmas, but didn’t get around to reading A Boy Called Christmas.

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11am ~ In the car, on the A1M. Is any Photo an Hour collection complete without a wing mirror shot?

2pm ~ There are only so many wing mirror shots you can take and upload without being considered a boring Instagrammer, so I refrained until we got out of the car. This badge was a brand new purchase from Disneyland, and I love it.

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4pm ~ Another missing hour, but by 4 o’clock we were at Tesco looking at alcohol, and I took a photo of me and Hannah in the security mirror. You can just about see my plaster cast in this photo, or at least you can see that I only had my jacket on one arm.

6pm ~ Hannah’s mum’s dog, Pops, who likes to have a ball thrown for him, so he can chase it. He’s absolutely relentless; once you start, you can’t stop, so it’s easier not to start, but this is him waiting patiently for it to be thrown.

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6pm ~ Admiring a mini pair of DM boots.

7pm ~ A rare Photo an Hour selfie, but I really liked my hair. I got used to wearing it curly for the six weeks while my wrist was in plaster, as I couldn’t use my straighteners. I have since had it all cut off, and almost instantly regretted it, so I’m waiting for it to get to this length again (it’s going to be a while!).

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8pm ~ A photo of a photo, and though the background suggests otherwise, this was an engagement party rather than a birthday party.

9pm ~ Proof!

In case you’d like to play next time around, September’s day is set for 22nd September. 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. Once I’m up to date, I’ll start rounding up who joins in, but in the meantime, Louisa at Duck in a Dress is a lot more organised than me, and actually does the round up post!

We’ve also decided to set the dates for the rest of the year, to give people a chance to put the dates in their diaries so they can join in.

  • 27th October
  • 17th November
  • 15th December

If you want to sign up for a reminder email, you can do so here, and I’ll endeavour to remember to send it!

Photo an Hour #50 ~ September 2017

Never let it be said that I don’t lead the most exciting life – here’s a random Saturday from a rainy day in September of last year, that sees me napping, reading, watching Jurassic Park and updating my iPad. I joke, but in all honesty, sometimes this is all I want do on a random day in September. Every weekend might get a bit boring like this, but sometimes it’s just the best.

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9am ~ Well it’s Saturday morning, so of course I’m listening to Wittertainment.

10am ~ Well it’s Photo an Hour, so of course I have a photo of a wing mirror.

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11am ~ Taking a look around my favourite farm shop, and photographing my favourite jam (Tiptree jam is the best).

12pm ~ Reading under a blanket could possibly be the best way to spend time.

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1pm ~ I often end up putting Jurassic Park on just to pass the time; this was an accompaniment to lunch.

2pm ~ Back under the blanket with my book, and adding in a cup of tea.

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3pm ~ I bought a candle from Good Book Hunting, and in case you’re wondering, it does smell exactly how I imagine Stars Hollow to smell.

4pm ~ Still reading. This book was Pax, by Sara Pennypacker (who has a great name), which I reviewed here.

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6pm ~ The 5pm photo is missing (I suspect I fell asleep), but by 6 o’clock I was watching Pointless Celebrities and updating my iPad.

In case you’d like to play next time around, June’s day is set for 16th June – tomorrow. 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.

Photo an Hour #48 ~ July 2017

We did Photo an Hour on 15th July, and there’s a couple of classic Jane’s-doing-photo-an-hour photos in here! We have Wittertainment, public transport, books, and a wing mirror shot. (Oh, and a whole bunch of missing hours.) The only thing missing is Pointless Celebrities!

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8am ~ Up nice and early to get into town, and of course, as is standard for a Saturday morning, catching up on the Wittertainment podcast from the day before.

9am ~ Waiting for an appointment.

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10am ~ Still waiting!

11am ~ There’s a really good charity bookshop in Colchester, and I have to avoid it like the plague if I’m trying to limit the amount of books I am trying to buy. Otherwise this kind of thing happens.

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12pm ~ Is there anything more boring than a photo of a bus?

3pm ~ After a few missing hours of travelling, I was at my nephew’s birthday party, watching him delight in his new Stretch Armstrong.

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4pm ~ A wing mirror shot! What else can you take a photo of when you’re in the car, seriously?

5pm ~ We were on our way to Stratford for an evening of para athletics at London 2017, where we saw Richard Whitehead storm to victory. It was a great evening!

That’s the end of the photos, because although I took a fair amount at the athletics, they weren’t strictly part of Photo an Hour.

In case you’d like to play next time around, April’s day is set for 28th April. 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.

Photo an Hour #47 ~ June 2017

Last June’s Photo an Hour day fell on the 18th, a day when I was travelling back to my home town to stay at my sister’s house. We’ve had nine Photos-an-Hour since then, so it seems mildly ridiculous to both to round it up now, but I’m going to.

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9am ~ Starting things off in the most interesting way possible, with a photo of my washing. I miss being able to hang things on the line – I need warmer weather!

10am ~ The Instagram caption on this was ‘Shopping for gifts’, and I couldn’t remember who I was shopping for, given that I am always giving people presents months after their actual birthday. But it turns out that this was actually for my nephew who’d had a birthday a mere 12 days earlier.

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11am ~ On the bus. Instagram leads me to believe that it was a very hot day.

1pm ~ Choosing a sandwich and lamenting the lack of options without tomatoes.

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2pm ~ Shopping with my sister and brother-in-law. Or watching them shop. There’s something about the time that I spend with them that always makes me feel like a child, and I don’t know why really. Sarah is only fourteen years older than me, but I just think I’ve known them both as parents for so long, that they often feel parental to me, especially when we are out

4pm ~ Sitting in my sister’s garden; while she enjoys the sun, I have to sit under a parasol otherwise I’m a lobster within minutes.

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5pm ~ My nephew got home from work and stripped down to his underwear immediately.

6pm ~ I popped to see my great-niece and watched her making her granddad read her a story.

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7pm ~ Salad for dinner, because cooking in that heat (or expecting someone else to do it) is just unnecessary.

And that’s another Photo an Hour day rounded up!  I don’t know how I get so behind, it really doesn’t take very long, and I do so love looking back on them. In case you’d like to play next time around, March day is set for Saturday 24th March. 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.