Welcome to another photo an hour post! Which I may have forgotten about half way through the day but still managed to come out with eight photos overall. Not too shabby. Despite having no evidence, this weekend was very productive. We’ve sorted out some new backpacks for New York (and all future travels) and some new, very adult, winter coats. They have detachable fleeces they are that responsible and adult-y.
With any luck the bags will arrive this week and we can try them out on my birthday hike on Saturday. Yup, it’s my birthday on Saturday. Don’t worry I’ve already upgraded my bus pass to the old people’s one. Kris is still on the under 26s bus pass and I hate him a little for it.
I’ve also been making some headway on setting up my new WordPress site, which, despite people giving the impression it was oh so simple, WordPress is a mindfuck. A widget here, a widget there, what the hell, I’m partially regretting starting it all but now I’m invested in the finished product so I’m sticking it out and occasionally yelling abuse at no one in particular. But it’s coming together and I’m liking it.
So Saturday, what did that look like?
9am :: Saturday started off great! I was really awake around 8am and Kris wasn’t so I enjoyed a whole hour of on and off boyfriend harassment in the form of wiggling a lot, making seal impressions and just generally being an all round dick. It was a good start to the day.
We then had tea and coffee as usual.
10am :: I don’t wear real pyjamas, I wear Kris’s tees that no longer fit – usually through dryer shrinkage – and I cut the necks out. I like a lot of neck room in my PJs.
Another good-to-know fact about me.
11am :: We missed the bus to the pet store. Predictably. We hadn’t even left the house and we knew we’d missed the bus.
Since we had half an hour to wait, we went in search of a store we’d found a while back that sold some good vegan and cruelty free things. We didn’t find the store, we were on a completely different road to it. By the time we’d worked that out, we’d walked a bit of the way to the pet shop and decided to walk the rest.
We beat the bus by about a minute. What a win.
12am :: Pet shop done in enough time to get the next bus going past to the travel shop, AS Adventures.
This hour’s photo sets the scene for the rest of the day. Light, scattered showers my arse.
1pm :: I have yet to master taking photos in a shop. How do you not feel like a total twot? Still, I quickly snapped this photo of the pretty patterns and got straight back to shopping in the adult section before anyone saw me being a twot.
2pm :: Coats purchased and waiting for another bus home. There was nothing in sight apart from these pretty yellow flowers.
4pm :: Missed a few hours as we were researching backpacks and working out where to order them from, so here’s a photo of our late lunch.
Kris was feeling all cheesy so we made this nacho cheese sauce thing – absolutely not for pasta – and combined it with pasta. It was the first recipe we found and it was thick, salty and just kind of strange but did fulfil Kris’s cheesy pasta needs. I tried to tone down the cheese-ness by adding tomatoes but gave up half way through.
9pm :: Missed more hours glued to my laptop screen looking at backpacks, watching videos of people packing backpacks and measuring how tall Kris was to decide whether he needs a small or large backpack. We finally settled on two Osprey Farpoint 40 ones.
It was time for tea and biscuits after all these backpacks.
And that’s it, how was your Saturday? Linking up with Jane and Louisa as usual!