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November 18, 2013

It’s been so long since I put together a Photo Every Hour post – since March, in fact! So here is my Sunday. Even though we usually plan quite a lot to do at the weekends, this Sunday was a day for relaxing. Cooking, catching up with TV programmes, and enjoying some time at home, making sloe gin.

I woke up at around quarter to eight and rolled over to give Ras a tickle and to see if Trout was awake yet. Nope, still snoozing. I turned back and picked up my phone to check my emails and a few tweets that had come through overnight. As I scrolled through Twitter I clicked on the #m42 hashtag, and couldn’t believe what had been happening while I slept. I’m so glad that the situation was resolved, and even though more than a handful of the tweets were so awful, I once again had my faith in humanity restored. There are really good people in this world. I have so much love for all of the staff involved in the emergency. Their patience and knowledge saved a man’s life, and I hope that he can find the strength to move forward, with ongoing support.

I walked downstairs to make myself a cup of coffee, and decided that it was now or never. Time to clear that mountain of washing up that had somehow appeared overnight.

Trout rolled out of bed, so we started celebrating Rasputin’s 5th birthday! We had bought him a new scratching post, and it was pretty pimped. I think he loved his pressie.

We spent the morning catching up with all of the episodes of Masterchef: The Professionals that we’d missed. Which was a lot. It’s one of my favourite programmes, but we seem to miss it every week and can’t find the time to catch up after that. That’s what weekends are for, right?

Coffee and toast break.

Still in bed watching Masterchef…

OK, OK. I’m up and dressed and ready to go! We headed out to Waitrose to pick up a few ingredients for lunch.

Prepping veg and herbs for lunch.

Lunch is served! Creamy mushroom and tarragon pie with roasted vegetables, kale and broccoli, and a parsley mash. It was so good. I love having dinner at lunchtime every so often – it feels like Christmas, or just a special occasion. Which it was! It was Ras’ birthday!

We moved to the sofa and decided to catch up with more Masterchef, and a couple of the chocolate chip cookies that I’d baked the day before.

I don’t think Monica is very impressed with my cookies…

After all that food I needed to change into something more comfortable, before plopping onto the sofa to read some of my book. I’ll be so sad when I finish it.

I’ve still not finished my book, but it was Observer Food Monthly day and I couldn’t wait any longer before diving in.

Time for Lifestyle Bloggers chat on Twitter. I could only stick around for about twenty minutes of the chat this time around, though, which was a shame. It’s a great way of meeting new bloggers and sharing tips and tricks – if you’re interested in joining, just pop onto Twitter from 7pm-8pm and use the hashtag #lbloggers. You’ll soon pick up the topic of the evening and then just start contributing!

Being on the internet while Trout was streaming F1 wasn’t working, so I closed my laptop and got back to reading the newspaper and hanging out with Rasputin.

It may be your birthday Rasputin, but try to have some dignity.

F1 was pretty much over, so we decided to crack on with making our sloe gin. We sat at the table and worked our way through the big bowl of sloes that we had picked, our fingers were red and purple.

After we had finished adding sugar and gin, and swirling it all around, we cleaned up and headed to bed for an episode or two of The League, currently our favourite comedy TV show.

So, that was our Sunday! Nothing exciting, but it was really nice to spend the day together relaxing and celebrating Rasputin’s birthday. Thanks to everyone on here and on Twitter and Facebook that humoured this crazy cat lady by wishing my little whiskerface a happy birthday!

12 Comments leave one →
  1. November 18, 2013 7:18 pm

    this is a cool post! i like the documentation in a day thing! i love the photo of your toes in the blanket, so cute and cozy, and nice lighting! rasputin looks like a sweetie! sounds like it was a nice, lazy sunday :)

    xox, amber

  2. November 18, 2013 7:45 pm

    I love these posts, glad that they are back. You just can’t beat lazy Sundays! :-)

    • November 19, 2013 1:12 pm

      Thanks darling! I really want to do more in the future, it’s just picking the right day. I don’t always want to reveal just how dull some days are, haha!

  3. makedospend permalink
    November 18, 2013 10:29 pm

    Beautiful pics, and an amazing capture of Monica! Masterchef the professionals is pretty much my favourite TV show too. Lazy Sundays are the best aren’t they!
    -E x

    • November 19, 2013 1:12 pm

      Thanks lovely! I was really pleased with that shot of Monica, it’s so funny x

  4. Aja permalink
    November 18, 2013 10:44 pm

    I love these posts. It reminds me of a photo competition I almost entered except it was on the same weekend as prom. You had to take at least one picture every hour and then pick the best one, work on it, and submit it.

    • November 19, 2013 1:13 pm

      That sounds like a great competition idea! Maybe it’s something I should do anyway, in everyday life, to always better myself and take more photographs.

  5. November 19, 2013 11:38 am

    What an awesome idea!! And such stunning photos – can’t beat a lazy day :)


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