Tuesday 20 January 2015

A Photo Every Hour - Saturday 17th January

For the first Photo an Hour challenge for 2015, I chose Saturday 17th January as the day. We had nothing exciting planned, just a normal day at home - which by the end of it, seemed to have included lots of washing, tidying and sorting.

9am - Despite the forecast of snow overnight, we woke up to gorgeous sunshine instead.

9am - sun in the morning

10am - Breakfast that morning was a cheese, ham and onion omelette served up with buttered toast and a mug of hot tea (incidentally, can anyone actually say "can I have an omelette" without hearing the voice of Gavin and Stacey's Gwen in their head?)

10am - making an omelette for breakfast

11am - The cleaning and tidying begins...

11am - cleaning and tidying

12pm - One hour and a rainstorm later, the kitchen's gleaming and the sun is shining.

12pm - a clean kitchen

1pm - Friday night we popped out to the library to collect some books; all I did on Friday was leave them on the bottom of the stairs so I put them away neatly on my (rather full) 'to be read' shelf.

1pm - putting the books away

2pm - Next up with the tidying was our old bedroom (note the delightful shade of orange the previous owners painted it). We're planning to do it up in a grey and pink colour scheme which hopefully will be a lot nicer than what it is now.

2pm - our old bedroom cleared up and tidied

3pm - At the same time as cleaning the place up, I also had the washing machine on full pelt trying to make a dent on the huge amount that'd built up since the beginning of January.

3pm - doing the washing

4pm - One of the jobs in our old bedroom is to repurpose this chest of drawers. It used to house Andrew's clothes but it's going to get slightly repainted and used instead to store duvets and sheets. Andrew made a start on seeing what needed to be done to it.

4pm - getting an old chest of drawers ready to be redorated

5pm - I decided to use up the last of the mincemeat and made some Mincemeat and Marzipan Teabread - food for the hungry male worker upstairs!

5pm - making Mincemeat and Marzipan Teabread

6pm - Then it was time to start preparing dinner, using up another bit leftover from Christmas, a box of turkey which had been sat in the freezer - Turkey and Gammon Pie (substituting the gammon for Spam as we had some spare).

6pm - getting dinner ready

7pm - Whilst the pie was in the oven we tried the cake, which I'm happy to report was pretty tasty (and even better spread with butter).

7pm - eating cake and drinking tea

8pm - Dinner time! Pie complete with carrots, roast parsnips and roast potatoes.

8pm - Turkey and Gammon Pie for dinner

9pm - Andrew decided to scroll and flick to try and decide what to watch on TV (if you've ever seen Seann Walsh, he does a great sketch about modern life just being "scrolling, scrolling, scrolling, flicking, flicking, scrolling...").

9pm - choosing what to watch on TV

10pm - Eventually he settled on BBC4's Everyday Miracles programme which although marginally interesting to me, it was much more a programme for him. I read some blogs whilst keeping one eye on the TV.

10pm - blog reading

11pm - We finished off the day with hot chocolate, perfect for the freezing cold weather outside!

11pm - hot chocolate

For 2015 myself and Jane will be sharing the hosting duties and I think this month it's her turn to round up the usual suspects (and any new faces over) on her blog. She'll also be setting the date for February so pop on over there to see when it'll be!
Also, check out what I was up to in...


  1. Awesome day. Well productive! Your kitchen looks so pretty with that beautiful shade of blue and the bunting.

    Also looking forward to seeing what happens to that chest of drawers...

    Now craving hot chocolate and cake so thanks for that.

  2. You are much more productive than I am on a weekend off! I might have to have a go at this next month! x

  3. Your dinner looks lovely! Also if you get bored of cleaning your own kitchen and want to come and do mine, you're very welcome ;)

  4. That tea cake looks and sounds amazing, your dinner looks tasty too!

  5. These are some of my favorite types of posts to read and I'm so glad to finally see someone other than me cleans! haha But really, now I'm singing the Mr Sheen song.
    Could you kitchen be any cuter by the way?!


  6. What a long and busy day! I like the sound of that tea cake, although not too sure about the marzipan as I kind of hate it haha, but the bf might like it. I'll have a slice of pie instead ;)

    What a cute little kitchen you've got there too!

    Looking forward to next months photoanhour!

  7. that's such a good idea, may have to give it a go! :D xx

  8. I did this same post - when is the next one?

    Lizzie Dripping

  9. I love Gavin and Stacey. Ommelettes always remind me of Staceys Mom ( Mum).:-) X

  10. Every month I try to do photo an hour and every month I fail - I find it much easier to take pictures every hour if I'm at home or not up to much, but whichever day it falls on always ends up being hectic, with not time to snap photos. Next month...

  11. That pie looks very tasty, I might have to try one myself. I enjoyed reading about your day - good luck with the decorating.

    Eileen @ In My Playroom (also joining in with Photo an Hour)


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