Sunday, 22 February 2015

Photo an hour: 21st February

It's been AGES since I took part in Photo An Hour, which is now run by both Jane and Louisa. But yesterday was the perfect day - not too much happening that would get in the way of taking pictures, but enough going on that it wouldn't be 12 photos of a book (which is a pretty accurate portrayal of many of my days off!).


9am - After a long lie-in, I'm just getting out of bed. Lovely bed.
10am - It wouldn't be Saturday morning without the Saturday Guardian to read (although I increasingly can't bear to read a lot of the news nowadays, I find myself getting too depressed and angry about anything coalition-related).
11am - Leaving the house to go swimming, in a rare occurrence of me going out without wearing make-up. To my eyes, I look old and haggard here, but I got ID'd buying wine without make-up on the other day so it can't be all that bad!


12.30pm - I was just getting out of the pool at midday, so this one was a little late. Back home, and admiring the lilies which have lasted since my mum visited almost two weeks ago.
1pm - Thomas making lunch.
2pm - I bough the timber and brackets for this shelf months ago and it's only today been put up. Thomas did the hard labour while I did the fun bit - styling! I love having space for our new It's A Wonderful Life poster, some framed cards we've given each other, and somewhere for Thomas to stash his books in the absence of a bedside table.


3pm - Sitting down to do some sewing: a few mending and darning jobs I've been putting off for ages, some more zipped pouches, and making a start on a quilt.
4pm - Come 4 o'clock yesterday, Instagram was awash with #Photoanhour pics of cups of tea!
5pm - Finishing off the book I've been reading, the very good (and very tense, although I did guess whodunnit) Faithful Place by Tana French.


6pm - Homemade pizza for tea, yum.
7pm - Setting off to see Ryan Adams at De Montfort Hall
8pm - A gig date with Thomas. We have massively different music tastes: Him - American stadium rock of the punch-the-air variety (think Meatloaf, Bon Jovi, Bruce Springsteen) and Me - angry grrrl music or winsome indie folk-rock. Ryan Adams is that rare place where our tastes meet, so it was nice to experience it together. 

And that's also where my photos end, as I'm not a fan of taking photos at gigs. Suffice it to say, Adams was amazing. Did I cry a little at the encore of Come Pick Me Up? Why yes, I did.

20 comments:

  1. '12 photos of books' - I have to try hard some months to make sure that this doesn't happen to me!

    Thanks for joining in, I love looking through people's days, whether they are filled with adventure or lazy days at home!

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    1. I also love looking at people's days through this, I'm glad I finally had a chance to join in again!

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  2. I was just thinking about doing a kind of 'a day in my life' type post at some point so it's funny that I came to my Bloglovin' feed to discover that you've done it :) What a great idea and, like Jane, I love being nosey! That shelf looks awesome by the way.

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    1. Thanks, I'm really happy with it, although I've a few more pictures to add still - I'm obsessed with framed prints!

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  3. Looks like a v.lovely day. I really must go swimming again! I had hoped to join in with the photo an hour thing this weekend but I've basically been in bed all day nursing a hangover so all my pics would have been reading/knitting/ordering pizza from bed - not the most exciting thing for everyone to witness :/

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    1. I love swimming but it's SO bad on my dyed red hair, I imagine you'd have the same issues too. Oh boo to hangovers, I hope you had a good night getting it though!

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  4. Can I just reiterate that I love this shelf. I'm still a little bit mortified that you thought I meant I didn't like it!! If you could come round here and sort my flat out that would be much appreciated.

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    1. Haha, don't worry! That's the problem with Twitter, there's no room for nuance.

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  5. Oh wow, I'm super jealous of your Ryan Adams gig - I hope he was as wonderful as I'd imagine!

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    1. He was ace. Last time I saw him live he played solo and acoustically, so to see him with a full band was really nice.

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  6. What a lovely day - just as Saturdays should be

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    1. It was really nice - relaxing yet productive.

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  7. Your house looks so lovely.I am super jealous.X

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    1. Thanks! It really is lovely, I was so lucky to find a house with 'good bones' - amazing fire places, wooden floors, light rooms.

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  8. Any pizza left? I'll have some! Is that vegan cheese? What is it like?
    Your house is beautiful, I love every new addition!x

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    1. It isn't vegan cheese, I'm afraid, that would never look so tasty! I usually have normal cheese (in these case, standard mozzarella) on my food while Thomas has vegan cheese.

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  9. Looks like a lovely Saturday :) I love that shelf too, and I'm jealous of anyone who can go swimming! These photo an hour posts are so interesting, really hope I remember next time and actually join in!

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    1. I've not taken part for over a year, so it was nice to finally remember one!

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  10. Hmmm homemade pizza - looks so good! I love your little shelf above your bed (and I love your bed itself with the bed frame) although i'd be scared of things falling onto my head in the middle of the night haha.

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  11. Yay, thanks for taking part! The Ryan Adams gig sounds awesome, a brilliant end to the day. Saturday 21st this month as well if you fancy it! :-) xx

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