Photo An Hour | Sept '18

Friday, October 19, 2018

Saturday 22nd September was #PhotoAnHour. Thanks to Jane and Louisa for hosting.

My plans to get stuck into some DIY were thwarted when a few days earlier I woke up with incredibly stiff shoulders and limited movement. I had to shelve the DIY idea for a while.


8am - A soothing bubble bath was the first order of business for the day. I'm not sure it did anything to ease my shoulders but I never need much of an excuse to soak for a while.


9am - I booked a deep tissue massage - half an hour of being rubbed and soothed, wincing when she hit the really tight spots. I left feeling a little bit like I'd been beaten up.


10am - My shoulders did feel a bit better but still tight and a little uncomfortable. This didn't stop me having a wander around the charity shops though. I picked up some wool. Age Concern has a good selection of wool at only £1.69 a ball so I stocked up on Christmassy colours to make some (more) pom pom wreaths.


11am - Picking up essentials - milk, hummus and Voltarol! Seriously, what else does a person need to survive?


12pm - Knitting. I haven't knitted this pattern for years. It knits up really quickly and it was nice to start and finish a project in such a short space of time.


1pm Lunch. Totally obsessed with scrambled eggs and avocado on toast at the moment.


2pm - My fridge decided to stop working. I have no idea how old it was but it was here when we moved in seven years ago. It had been on it's last legs for a while and finally just silently stopped. I spent a few days freezing bottles of water to act as cool packs to try and keep the food fresh before the new one arrived, but we did have to chuck some in the bin, which I absolutely hate doing!

Anyway, I measured up for a new one, ordered it online and waited for it to be delivered. I had to pay for delivery, and an extra £20 for them to take the old one away, but I wasn't going to spend a further £20 for them to install it when installation was simply pushing it into a gap and plugging it in.

But the new fridge turned out to be wider than stated on the website and didn't fit, it was about 1mm too wide. It was repacked within 20 minutes of being delivered.

A new (narrower) fridge was ordered and when it arrived two days later (with free delivery this time thankfully) I pushed it into the gap with ease... but the power cord was too short to reach the plug! My frustration prevented me from coming up with the very sensible and easy solution of using an extension lead. Thank goodness for my husband.


3pm If there is one thing that can soothe me and a bad mood it's my cats and a whole bunch of wool. I was trying to sort my wool by colour so I could see what I'd got and decide what to knit next. Socks thought I was making him a little nest to sit in and made himself comfortable. It's impossible to get annoyed with him, look at that face.


4pm I'm not sure if Andy came home because he'd finished for the day, if the weather prevented him doing what he needed to do, or if it was just because he was so tired, but it was nice to see him in daylight! Even if he did just nod off on the sofa. I was happy to let him snooze but Tinker wanted him awake and making a fuss of her, and wasn't in the least bit impressed that he'd chosen to do otherwise.

This was when I stopped taking photos. We decided on fish n chips for supper whilst watching Strictly Come Dancing.

It felt as if autumn had well and truly arrived.

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14 comments

  1. How annoying that the wrong measurements were given for the fridge but glad you've got it all sorted out now, complete with extension lead!

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    1. I'm so glad there was simple solution, I was just too frustrated to see it!
      xx

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  2. That scramble looks fantastic Hazel, and your kitty cats are beautiful. Hope the shoulders are feeling a bit better x

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    1. I am a little addicted to scrambled eggs at the moment, I didn't have any for lunch today and I feel liked I've forgotten something...
      Those cats are adorable, I just want to smoosh my face into their fur and stay there. The cats have other ideas.
      My shoulders are feeling better, I seem to carry stress in my shoulders, without actually feeling particularly stressed. It happen the week before I got married too! But much better now, thank you
      xx

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  3. How annoying about the fridge measurements! I do hope that at least the Voltarol did its job! I love scrambled eggs on toast, but never had it with avocado. It does look rather tasty! Aw, cats, they do have their own agenda, don't they? xxx

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    1. I know, I couldn't believe it when it didn't fit! I really could've done without that. The Massage and Voltarol did help, along with taking it easy for a few days.
      Avocados are new to me and I'm a bit obsessed! I've only tried them with scrambled eggs so far though.
      Cats, they do exactly as they please, and I wouldn't have it any other way :)
      xx

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  4. Those eggs look so delicious - and good shout on the fish and chips haha!

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    1. Healthy lunch, unhealthy dinner, life is all about balance :)
      x

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  5. I think I would have forgotten about an extension cable also!!! Glad you got one though!!! The bubble bath photo is fab!

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    1. I was too frustrated to think straight, but it was an easy fix
      xx

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  6. What a nightmare about the fridge!
    Loving the cat pictures and the look of your late breakfast - I could eat that right now.
    I hate painful shoulders, I get them when I've spent too long sewing. I found Jon an Ibuprofen gel in Home Bargains - same strength as Voltarol but only £1xxx

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    1. I'll look out for some, thanks. I get stress shoulders, they go into spasm and I can hardly move.
      I'm a creature of habit and eat eggs for lunch almost everyday!
      xx

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  7. I love avocado on bread with cheese and I love scrambled eggs on toast... so whyyyy has it never occurred to me to put avocado and scrambled eggs on toast together? I need to remedy this situation soon!

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  8. Not a bad day... aside from the fridge frustration. I'd have been too annoyed to think straight I think! Glad you got it sorted in the end.

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