Thursday 3 September 2015

A Photo Every Hour - Saturday 29th August

And so another photo an hour day rolls round - doing this challenge each month seems to be about one of the only things I'm keeping up with! Everything else - blogging, reading, baking, cleaning the house - fallen by the wayside over the last few months.

Anyway, onto last Saturday, a bit of a mixture of a day - some of it boring and some of it a bit more interesting.

9am - A glass of orange juice to start the day (the fancy 'not from concentrate' stuff as well) :-)
9am - orange juice

10am - A bit of a rest before starting some cleaning. I've realised over the last few months I need to do a bit of work and then sit down for a bit otherwise I just knacker myself out.
10am - tea and a knitting magazine

11am - Lots of laundry which needed to be put away.
11am - putting laundry away

12pm - More cleaning, although the dishwasher means I don't have to do the leg (arm?) work.
12pm - crockery in the dishwasher

1pm - Another pitstop. A cup of tea and one of these chocolate scones picked up from Tesco the previous night.
1pm - chocolate scones

2pm - Andrew's turn to do some housework now and all I have to do is lift up my legs!
2pm - Andrew hoovering

3pm - Time to get ready to go out and this was the print I'd chosen for the evening (from the New Look maternity range although I acquired it from a charity shop, obvs) ;-)
3pm - patterns on the dress I was going to wear

4pm - On the road, heading off to Sturminster Newton in Dorset (the place for the first illuminated carnival of the season here in the South West)
4pm - on our way to Sturminster Newton

5pm - Not too much further to go now...
5pm - still travelling to Sturminster Newton

6pm - Luckily my parents had already arrived and done the chip shop run for us. Me and Andrew surfed and turfed it that evening.
6pm - fishcake, sausage and chips

7pm - Waiting in the rain for the procession to reach us.
7pm - Sturminster Newton carnival procession

8pm - It was only a small parade but still fairly exciting; being the first one brings out all the carnival friends you haven't seen since last year.
8pm - Sturminster Newton carnival procession

9pm - Back to the car after the carnival and my dad had come prepared with flasks and chocolate.
9pm - tea and a Turkish Delight

10pm - Almost back home, just a few miles to go.
10pm - almost home

11pm - And the usual 'book and hot drink' pic before heading to sleep.
11pm - book and tea before bedtime

This month we had 23 lovely bloggers joining in (including some new faces - hello!)...

Jane from Is That Your Darling joined in on Instagram and Twitter
Jennifer from Adventures in Pop Culture joined in on Instagram and on Twitter
Rachael from Dear Ms Leigh joined in on InstagramTwitter and on her blog
Rachel from The Inelegant Wench joined in on Instagram
Laura joined in on Instagram
Rebecca from Just Me joined in on Instagram
Kitty from The Eagle and Other Bikes joined in on Instagram
Chelsea from Love in Modern Life joined in on Instagram
Janet from Words That Can Only Be Your Own joined in on InstagramTwitter and on her blog
Kerri from Crumbs in the Bed joined in on InstagramTwitter and on her blog
Emma from Oh Gosh joined in on Instagram
Shazza from Sunshine and Celandines joined in on InstagramTwitter and on her blog
Penny from A Penny for Them joined in on Instagram and on Twitter
Sarah from Sarah Rooftops joined in on InstagramTwitter and on her blog
Liz from Distract Me Now Please joined in on Instagram
Amy from Fluffy Owl's Adventures joined in on Instagram and on Twitter
Sarah from The V Nice Life joined in on her blog
Elise from Elise and Life joined in on her blog
Hazel from World of Joy joined in on her blog (and it was a special birthday - happy birthday lady!)
Susie from Second Hand Susie joined in on her blog
Eileen from In My Playroom joined in on her blog
Shaheen from Allotment2Kitchn joined in on her blog
And of course, myself here on this post, plus on Instagram and on Twitter :-)

For September's date I'm going to go with Saturday 26th - purely for selfish reasons as I'm supposed to be off on a coach trip to the Big Pit National Coal Museum that day!
Also, check out what I was up to in...


  1. I missed it again! Must remember in September!

    1. No worries, just join in whenever you can! :-) xx

  2. Some yummy food pics there but my fave picture is actually your hoover.:) Hope your doing ok.X

    1. Haha, we went for the "action shot" move! :-) xx

  3. Ah that chip shop take out looks delicious! I just picked up Station Eleven from the library so I'm looking forward to starting it myself. Not sure I can sneak out a photo an hour for September, the MIL is visiting that weekend and i'm always socially awkward around taking photos when family members are around lol.

    1. Ooh how did you get on with Station Eleven? I quite enjoyed it in the end, a bit of a strange story but still good. :-) xx

  4. Looks great! I too love the hoover shot! And the orange juice!x

    1. Action shots seem to be ticking the right boxes then! :-) xx

  5. Looks like you had a lovely day :) I have Station Eleven on my to-read list, I've heard good things about it!

    My friend Shaheen joined in with photo an hour for the 1st time on her blog, can you add her to the list please? :D

    1. Thank you Susie,
      I've commented below too, I was going on Louisas blog so missed the date for Photo an Hour, but will do it today as yesterday I was working anyway and the pics would be boring.

    2. Thank you Susie,
      I've commented below too, I was going on Louisas blog so missed the date for Photo an Hour, but will do it today as yesterday I was working anyway and the pics would be boring.

    3. I've popped Shaheen onto the list :-) I really enjoyed Station Eleven, hope you liked it too! :-) xx

  6. I'm from Somerset so I have lots of fond memories of illuminated carnivals (especially Taunton). My fiance's Gran lives in Sturminster but I didn't know they had a carnival. You learn something new every day!

    I did terribly at Photo An Hour this time around... I gave up because my day seemed too boring! In fairness, I was mostly sat on the sofa working!

    Liz x
    Distract Me Now Please

    1. Ahh, I didn't know you were from Somerset! Yup, Sturminster has one (albeit a fairly small one), the carnivals start off small and get bigger as you get closer to November and Bridgwater! :-) xx

  7. I have done this but my post is severely delayed - probably won't be out until mid September but I DID do it :)

    Lizzie Dripping

    1. No worries, I'll pop the link in once it's up :-) xx

  8. Wow, what a lot of lovely people joining in!

    Your day looks good - just the right amount of lazy getting ready to go out, and actually going out! I love seeing all your carnival photos, so I'm glad the season has started again! :)

    Jane x

    1. Glad you like seeing the pictures! (I do often wonder if I'm boring people talking about carnival!). Might try and do a kind of vlog thingy at one of the big processions, pictures are all very well but a video shows it off better :-) xx

  9. I sure do miss me some chip shop chips! You're almost enticing me to book some time home just to get some haha!!

    I missed out on my typical tea in bed photo this month, I must do better next time ;)

    1. Yup, can't beat a good portion of chips! :-) xx

  10. I love these posts, it's so cool to catch little glimpses of people's days. The carnival looked fun too, I haven't been to one for so long now, I really need to get out and join in with some of the local fairs and things over the next few months. I feel like you too, blogging seems to be going well but everything else has stalled! - Tasha

    1. I know, photo an hour seems to be the one thing I'm keeping up with! :-) xx

  11. Please add mine
    I missed the date yesterday as I was looking for it on Louisa's blog, so I hope to do it a day late (which is better as I was working yesterday). Hope that is okay.

    1. I've popped you into the list (and apologies for doing it so late as well!) xx


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