Photo an hour: 17 December 2016

Saturday was the final photo an hour of 2016, so obviously I had to join in. Some of you might have seen that I posted some of the photos on Twitter when I had a wifi connection, but for most of the time I was out and about with no Internet, so the majority of these are totally new. Here’s what I got up to:

10:30 a.m. A different start for a change – checking what’s in my advent calendar (don’t worry, the kettle was already on and tea was had shortly after!)

11:30 a.m. Time for a shower.

12:30 p.m. On the tram heading to the train station.

1:30 p.m. Just arrived in Laufenburg (clock as evidence that I took my photo on time 😉 )

2:30 p.m. Cherry mulled wine in the German town of Laufenburg

3:30 p.m. Back on the Swiss side of the river to catch a train home – the train you can see in the photo is the one we took.

4:30 p.m. After a quick stop in town to pick something up, we were waiting to catch another tram.

5:30 p.m. Home, taking advantage of the brief free time to make some more Christmas cards

6:30 p.m. Another card made up and ready to post.

7:30 p.m. Feuerzangenbowle at Basel Christmas market.

8:30 p.m. Meeting a friend for dinner.

9:30 p.m. In my 2016 recap, I said I was meeting friends for fondue. Since the person who suggested fondue was ill and the rest of us had eaten it recently, I went for something equally Swiss: raclette. Yes, that is pretty much a plate of cheese!

10:30 p.m. Heading home – the window display in the toy museum looked rather impressive!

11:30 p.m. We were in for the night, so that meant time for pyjamas and fluffy socks. I was in bed by midnight so this was the final photo of the day.

Linking up with Jane and Louisa, as always.

What did you get up to on Saturday? I hope it was lovely, whatever it was.

Friday letters – back online!

Well, my silence didn’t last for long… did you really think it would with a computer scientist for a boyfriend? He had already ordered a new router before I even knew the old one was broken! The replacement is bigger and has lots of bright, multi-coloured lights. I pity the next person who has to sleep in our spare room…


Dear K. HAPPY BIRTHDAY! I hope you have a spectacularly fabulous day.

Dear hot water bottle. You are quite possibly my favourite Christmas present. How did I ever get to sleep in winter without you?

Dear fellow train passenger. I really did not appreciate choking on your aftershave first thing this morning! Smelling nice is good; smelling like you’ve bathed in the stuff less so!

Dear healthy eating. You will be going out the window later on… today is the day we eat raclette at work for lunch! (For those who don’t know, that means cheese. Lots and lots and lots of cheese!)

Dear 12 trips. I haven’t forgotten about you and I hope I’ll be making a few plans for the remaining months of the year soon!

Happy Friday everyone! Have a fabulous weekend.