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Photo A Day – Week 51

Or Week 52? Who knows, I may have miscounted along the way but what I can be sure of it that the Fat Mum Slim Photo A Day Challenge for 2013 is DONE! I did every single last prompt and I’m feeling really rather smug about that. I’ve decided to do something a bit different for 2014, but first, my last two pictures:

Day 30: You YouOh hello chocolate biscuit! Appropriate to have this as one of the last prompts of the year seeing as the word of 2013 was very much #selfie. Still haven’t mastered my dainty, non-claw like hand for the mirror selfie though. Damn.

Day 31: Celebrate CelebrateBeing the hermit crabs that we are, me and David celebrated Hogmanay with tonnes of fooooood! Inside. By ourselves. This will be our last takeaway for a good while, that’s for sure. The New Year Diets start now.

And that’s it. That’s the end! So as much as I enjoyed the challenge, I’ve decided not to do the FMS one this year. There were a few occasions where I felt too restricted by it, not often, but often enough to want a change. For example, I could be going to an exciting event, but I had to post a picture of ‘flower’. Gah!

Instead, I’ll be using the Collect app to keep me on track. I may still post them to Instagram, or I might post something else instead, or not at all. On this blog, Sundays will become a day for sharing the week in general instead of just set photos. I will post about this new 365 project and let you know how it’s going but in a less prescriptive way. It will definitely be interesting to see if I can keep it up without relying on a set list.

Now, to make my 2013 book. I’m thinking of using Blurb – anyone any other suggestions?

Photo A Day – Week 50

The most wonderful week of the year! Days off, Christmas, family, pyjama days, chocolate…

Day 23: Tradition TraditionIt’s become a bit of a Christmas tradition for me to always watch It’s a Wonderful Life with my friends, either at my house, or our favourite cinema, Filmhouse. This year me and Sadia caught an almost sold out screening after work. The audience applauded at the end. I love it when that happens. Attaboy Clarence.

Day 24: Wrapped WrappedAnd the prize for Best Wrapping 2013 goes to…Kerry! I love these sequin ribbons. Almost makes you not want to open it. Almost!

Day 25: The best bit of your day  The best bit of your dayThe best bit of my day was actually Christmas dinner with the family and seeing my niece and nephews on such good form. But I wasn’t on camera duty so all I have is their Dad looking ridic in his super tacky Christmas jumper, so that’ll have to do.

Day 26: Where you slept where you sleptAt David’s parents house.

Day 27: What you’re doing now What you're doing nowSkiving at work. It was very quiet.

Day 28: Something awesome something awesomePresent pile! Just some of the amazing things my totally brilliant friends and family got me.

Day 29: Reflect: Best bit of 2013 Reflect: Best bit of 2013My job here being made permanent was pretty awesome. Meant I could book a nice holiday, move in with David after almost 5 years and of course have the pleasure of working with some amazing people for an amazing company for a bit longer.

2013 has been a pretty good year. I’m going to post the remaining two days on Wednesday or Thursday so make sure you come back for that. In the meantime, I’m over on Instagram @AlleyHope, see you there!

Photo a Day – Week 49

Only 3 days ’til Christmas! And only 1 week and 2 days until the end of the FatMumSlim Photo a Day Challenge 2013. I’ve seen the January list for next year and I can’t decide if I should do it again… help! Here’s last week anyway:

Day 16: Makes you feel merry Makes you feel merryDonning the appropriate attire for ‘Secret Santa Day 2013′: Christmas jumper and Christmas nails!

Day 17: Tree TreeHard to get out tree in a square frame!

Day 18: Big BigJealous of people who work in big, spacious offices like this.

Day 19: ‘Tis the season to Tis the season to…celebrate! Went for cocktails with Louise who had just handed in her dissertation. Strawberry Woo Woos and Lynchburg Lemonade – maybe a bit summery for this time of year but went down well none the less.

Day 20: I’m listening to I'm listening toSome Ramones.

Day 21: On the door On the doorDeer coat hook on the bedroom door.

Day 22: Sparkly SparklyGlitter bauble. Sparkly enough?

9 days to go! Follow me on Instagram @AlleyHope to see how it goes :)

Photo a Day – Week 48

Week 48? But there’s only 2 and a half weeks left of the year. Have I counted wrong along the way? Oh well, let’s not worry about that.

Day 9: The weather today The weather todayIt was a fairly grey, normal day for this time of year.

Day 10: R is for… R is forRobin!

Day 11: Green GreenGreen cacti.

Day 12: Joy is …Joy isMy #BBSecretSanta parcel arrived! Didn’t stay wrapped for long, post up on Wednesday.

Day 13: Composition CompositionFor composition I tried to take a straight picture. My horizon lines are always usually off do this was a challenge but I went for the wrong subject because my floorboards are squint! Damn!

Day 14: Drink DrinkSlurping the Relentless.

Day 15: Lights LightsStar fairy lights.

Follow me on Instagram @AlleyHope. As well as the FatMumSlim photo a day challenge I’m also posting up daily videos of opening my Boots Beauty Advent Calendar as well as other snaps.

Photo a Day – Week 47

This had certianly been an eventful week. Some good, some bad. Next week is my last full working week of the year and I’m pretty excited about that. I do love a Monday off – hopefully I’ll have some time to do some pretty special Christmasy things. I’m thinking mulled wine and nail art. It’s the little things!

Day 2: Where I stood Where I stoodOn Princes St waiting for a bus home after a spot of after work shopping. I went for Secret Santa/stocking filler bits but ended up buying a whole heap of nail stuff for myself. Oh well.

Day 3: Silver SilverCurrently rocking a silver and multi-glitter mani. I heart China Glaze ‘Pizzazz’ so hard.

Day 4: Tiny TinyEr, yeah this was tiny, it’s just the perspective making it look huge. Honest. Met Laure for a catchup and wander round the Christmas Market.

Day 5: In the cupboard In the cupboardFully stocked up for my winter baths after dropping in on the Lush 1st Birthday Party (more on this event on Tuesday).

Day 6: Shadow ShadowUrban Decay’s Book of Shadows ‘UD Loves NYC’. This week I pre-ordered the Naked 3 palette and added the Black Market eyeliner set to my ever-growing wish list. Guys, seriously, just take all my money.

Day 7: 6 o’clock 6 oclockTrying out some of my new nail goodies. Post coming on these bad boys on Monday.

Day 8: I shop here I shop hereVow to buy at least a couple of things locally this Christmas and check out my post on it here.

That was the week that was. Follow me on Instagram for daily FMSPhotoADay pics, daily Boots Beauty Advent Calendar revelations, and plenty else besides @AlleyHope.

Photo A Day – Week 46

Happy December everyone! Things are about to get pretty festive around here, that’s for sure. But first, the last week in November:

Day 25: Quirky QuirkySomewhat unusual christmas decorations made with film reel.

Day 26: Message MessageAlways remember!

Day 27: No! NoWah hate waiting for the train at prime commuting time.

Day 28: I am grateful for… I am grateful forHaving a real fireplace in this freezing flat.

Day 29: Black BlackI love this scent.

Day 30: All done All doneLouise is almost all done with her dissertation so we cracked open the vodka.


Day 1: Red RedI had a wee visitor today in a rather fetching red christmas jumper.

Follow me on Instagram for more FMSPhotoADay pics @AlleyHope.

Photo A Day – Week 45

Brr it’s getting chilly now, isn’t it. This time next week we’ll be starting the final four weeks of the FMSPhotoADay Challenge, and, excitingly, opening the first doors of our advent calendar! I’ve got mine prepped and ready to go.

Day 18. Mirror MirrorMirrored cabinet which houses my jewellery.

Day 19. Where you ate breakfast Where you ate breakfastIn the kitchen. It has blue LEDs for some reason.

Day 20. Communication CommunicationOld school land line.

Day 21. I wish I had this  I wish I had thisMissing Murphy this week since David has been working every evening. Really want a feline companion but Murph is busy keeping my mum company while my dads in Korea. He’s an in demand cat.

Day 22. Behind BehindWho’s behind the peephole?

Day 23. Simplicity SimplicityWe went shopping for Christmas decorations and picked up some lovely, simple glass baubles from Sainsburys.

Day 24. A word A wordFire! Heading to the cinema now to see Hunger Games: Catching Fire – excited!

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Photo a Day – Week 46

I guess I need to start thinking about what I’m going to post on Sundays once the FMSPhotoADay challenge is over. I think Chantelle will probably keep the series up next year, but I think one year is enough for me. I might dip in and out of it next year but I don’t think I want to commit to another year.

Day 11. A memory A memoryA picture from the Saturday before. Out walking DJ with Kerry and Craig. Such a great weekend.

Day 12. Clouds CloudsTuesday was strangely cloud-free then totally dark so I had to use another photo from our weekend in Loch Long. Oh well, there are worse things in life!

Day 13. Part of me Part of meToesies! You can see what this rather strange looking bath is here.

Day 14. Eating EatingRather aggressive looking pizza eating!

Day 15. In my pocket/purse In my pocketNope, nothing in these pockets.

Day 16. Play PlayQueens of the Stone Age playing to 10,000 people at the Hydro in Glasgow. Amazing night.

Day 17. 5 o’clock 5 o'clock5 o’clock – bath time with some festive Lush treats.

So that was week 46. Just six to go! Follow me on Instagram @AlleyHope for the last leg.

Photo A Day – Week 45

I’m writing this post fresh out of a hot tub in a cabin on Loch Long so please expect typos… #sorelaxed #halfasleep #bragcity #sorrynotsorry

Day 4: Table tableMy totty tiny table.

Day 5: I collect I collectNail polish! This is mostly Nails Inc.

Day 6: Music MusicBoom box lip balms.

Day 7: Yes! YesNO!

Day 8: Someone I miss Someone I missBeen too long since I’ve seen Weezy.

Day 9: Mine MineDJ in the background trying to poach my hot chocolate.

Day 10: Book BookCurrently reading Darkly Dreaming Dexter by Jeff Lindsay, it’s good so far.

That’s all for this week, in the meantime, I’ll be over on Instagram @AlleyHope.

Photo a Day – Week 44

Welcome to November! Prepare yourself for the commencement of Christmas spirit here on AlleyHope. Seriously, I love Christmas, but I know some people don’t until December so I will try to show some restraint! Here is the last few days of October and the start of November in the FatMumSlim photo a Day challenge.

Day 28: Just for you Just for youWow well this photo is grainy! Portion of Halloween Candy Bark – recipe here.

Day 29: Hair HairThat’s my hair.

Day 30: Wet WetPicture from Ikea. This is also what it’s like outside but with less smiling faces.

Day 31: Treat TreatTucking into some popcorn at the drive-in movie.


Day 1: Fruit fruitLots of oranges this time of year.

Day 2: I did this today photo(2)Spot of online shopping accompanied by the ultimate shopping accessory – a salted caramel hot chocolate.

Day 3: P is for… P is forPussycat! No idea why he looks so pensive.

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