Photo An Hour, January 2015

Sunday, January 18, 2015

Yesterday I took part in A Photo An Hour with Louisa at Duck in a Dress, it was a rather uneventful day really. I had planned to go wedding dress shopping with my bridesmaid but I found my dress when shopping with Mum a last week (eeeeep!). It would've made for a much more interesting post, but it's just as well as I woke up with a stinker of a headache (an actual headache not a hangover).

So I made myself a cuppa and went back to bed.

I stayed there a while as I had the cutest of company.

Once I was reluctantly out of bed and feeling a little better I hopped in the bath for some soaking and a hydrating face mask. Seriously, this weather is not doing my face any favours at all!

I then decided to try some new make up products. I went a little bonkers in Boots last week and have loads of new things to try. I got two of the Bourjois Rouge Edition Velvet lip stains. They're lovely (and currently on offer - buy one, get one half price) and they totally live up to the hype. Above I'm wearing 02 Frambourjoise, a lovely pinky daytime red. I picked up 07 Nude-ist too but it's way more pink than nude but still very pretty.

In an attempt to spend the morning 'unplugged', on account of the headache, I sorted through some clothes for a carboot sale that I'll have at some unknown point in the future (probably). Tink decided it needed thorough investigation. Open a draw they want in, open a magazine they'll sit on it, open a suitcase and they're there in a flash. Give them a cat bed - not in the slightest bit interested.

An hour later I found her in a sun spot and irritated her by taking way too many photos.

Lunch. Bit of a random lunch. I had planned for scrambled eggs and smoked salmon but the kitchen was to flippin' cold to be standing about in it. I opted for salmon on bread with olives and grapes. I have a weird thing with salmon in that I can't eat it in and sandwich. I have to put salmon on bread and then eat it with a knife and fork. Can't eat it any other way. Also I get to a point were I simply can't eat another bite of it. It doesn't happen with any other food (unless I've eaten waaaay too much of it). I got about a third of the way through the second slice of bread and just though 'no, that's enough'. Do you have any weird food habits? I can't eat a pork pie unless it's cut into pieces and I can only eat bananas if they're at room temperature. Human beings are odd.

I discovered that the new Next catalogue had been delivered. So, with another cuppa in hand I spent some time mentally picking out an outfit for my Mum's wedding. Did I mention that she got engaged just before Christmas? No? Well, she did. She has been with her fella for 10 years now and he's been proposing for the last seven of them (how different her life is from mine!), this time she relented and said yes. They're planning a June wedding (having insisted that we set our date first). So exciting!

I updated my Shopping of 2015 spreadsheet after succumbing to the lure of the sales during the week, got some great bargains though - the boots were £19.50, how could I not?? Having read about Char's year long spending ban I'd wondered if I could do the same. Apparently not.

I'm still slowly adding to my patchwork quilt and spent a good chunk of time on it yesterday. I don't think I'm going to get it finished before March 1st but I have to try. I might surprise myself...

More patchwork. One of my favourite things is working out which material to use next, I'm a bit obsessed with not having the same material too close together and I have to have an even spread of colour and pattern, light and dark.

Fire. Cats. Blanket. Happy.

Wine o'clock. Not one of my best ideas, as it seems to trigger another headache (I hope this isn't a permanent thing!!)

More fire, more cats and lots of wedding talk with Andy. We've got a guest list sorted and now I need to get a wriggle on and design the invitations.

The return of the headache sent me to my bed early to be stalked by a boy cat.

Having been entertained by Socks I turned in. How rock and roll was my Saturday night?

What did you get up to?

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  1. Argh you are so speedy with this! Can't believe how quickly you're moving on with the wedding - dress, done. Guest list, done. Boom no messing!

    Also loving all the cat photos, obviously.

    1. I put it down to being impatient. Once I make a decision I want to do it IMMEDIATELY!

  2. I did exactly the same on my blog/Instagram thanks to Louisa. I did nothing too - :(

    Lizzie Dripping

    1. it's amazing how much you can do when you're doing nothing!

  3. Hey, hey, hey Hazel!!! Looking lovely in the mask! So much tabby goodness in thispost. I love tabbies!!!
    So impressed at your wedding speed and your brilliant patchwork quilt! Looks amazing. x

    1. I love my tabbies too. Sometimes you don't see them all day but yesterday they where there every time I turned around. I LOVE those days.

  4. I love seeing posts like this, I must try and do one in the future! x

    1. They're fun to do but I have to put an alert on my phone otherwise I forget!

  5. I am LOVING how cat-heavy this post is! I wanted to do photo an hour on Saturday but, conversely, I was too busy. I actually find them much easier to do when I'm at home all day. On Saturday I was packing, rushing to the station, checking into a hotel, walking around York... I just wanted to enjoy the time rather than be obsessed with taking pictures. Bad blogger that I am!

    1. not at all! You ave to unplug and just be in the moment sometimes. Trying o capture it all sometimes has the opposite effect.

  6. Sooooo many cat photos! :) Love them though, of course. Thanks for joining in, and sorry for leaving you off my blog post. You're on now, and I'm being much more organised for the future! :)

    February 21st if you're interested in next month's!

  7. I Love your patchwork! I would never have the patience to make something like that, it's beautiful :)

  8. Yay for taking part in photo an hour! I love the look of your patchwork squares - you have far more patience than me! :-) xx


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