Friday, March 11, 2011

A Day In The Life : Thursday 10 March 2011

Sorry for not being around much in the last few days, but life has been busy. Yesterday morning when I awoke at 7.15, I suddenly decided - for no particular reason - to take a photograph of whatever I was seeing every hour throughout the day. The results are above. Here is a brief interpretation of my day.

07.15 Still in bed, reach for camera and take view towards bedroom window.
08.15 In car ploughing through heavy traffic in Huddersfield heading for Sheffield.
09.15 Hallamshire Hospital in Sheffield, dropping The Lad off for a meeting at the Medical School.
10.15 Nearly home, still ploughing through traffic, now in Brighouse.
11.15 OK, a few minutes earlier, Huddersfield Station, rushing to catch train.
12.15 Meeting of the Old Gits Lunch Club, Stalybridge Station Buffet Bar.
13.15 Mike Lucas returning some books on beer whilst drinking beer, Stalybridge Buffet Bar
14.15 Old Gits Lunch Club still drinking beer (Dobbin Brewery Real Ale) Stalybridge Buffet Bar.
15.15 Back in Huddersfield, swaying gently as I head for the bus home.
16.15 Home and the one chance I get to quickly check the computer for e-mails.
17.15 Taking Amy the Dog for a walk.
18.15 Cousins Carrie and Rob arrive to stay for the night - waiting for our dinner to cook.
19.15 Dinner gone, wine gone, cup of tea almost gone.
20.15 A chance to relax at last : aided by a small glass of malt.
21.15 Malt gone, papers read, doing what the youth of today call "chilling".
22.15 A chance to catch up with the news (yes, those are my feet).
23.15 In bed - and that is Amy curled up at the bottom.

It was a busy day. Only after doing this analysis did I realise how much of it centred around alcohol : but what the heck. As an experiment it was quite entertaining : if you have enjoyed looking at my day, why not try such a photographic analysis yourself.


  1. A fun idea. Perhaps I'll give it a go. "A day in the life." That title always conjures up vague feelings of yesteryear. It's fun, getting a glimpse into the life of a fellow blogger. Thanks.

  2. I love this! What a great idea. I may give it a go! Cute feet, there Alan. :) So glad your socks match! ha.

  3. Alan - simply not good enough. I deman you wear a headcam for 24 hours.

  4. Hmmmm... A very interesting approach, indeed!

  5. What a delightful day, Alan. Plenty of alcohol is always a good idea.

  6. ha. very cool walk through your day...toss a pint for me...

  7. Thanks for the glimpse..Amy certainly needs more of your time:)

  8. I admire your brand of busy - except for the traffic part. Looks like a fine day to me.

  9. What a wonderful post! It seems like such a natural for a blog post once you've seen it, yet I don't remember seeing one like before. Well done!

  10. Hah Love it. When I was in Financial Planning we used to joke about not being able to contact retirees because they were so busy, now I know why! Love the montage, what did you use to do it?

  11. I wish I'd done that on 10/3. It was my birthday.

  12. Alan! So simple, so brilliant, so informative! ;-) Once again I'm inspired to rip off--er, pay homage to-- someone else's (i.e., your) idea. Stay tuned!

  13. Sounds like you had a lovely day (apart from the traffic) - I may just do an hour by hour post meself :-) Thanks for the inspiration (again)... Jo


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