An early end to #365Project

So, I managed to get 6 days into January and the #365Project before I realised that I can’t keep this particular project up. We don’t tend to go out anywhere at the moment, so I don’t really have that much to photograph. Plus, I market Michelle’s books and I’m organising my digital online magazine, which I’ll blog about in my next post, so that takes a lot of my time up. I think I’m going to keep the ethos of the project going, i.e. trying to take pictures of things that interest me and including them on my Instagram account (my account name is jennyontheyacht if you wanted to follow me there) but for now, I’ll no longer be putting myself under pressure to have an interesting picture to blog every day. Life’s too short to put yourself under social media pressure.

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#365Project #Day6: Garstang Museum, Liverpool

Day 6 - Museum

Myself and Michelle had to pop to Sydney Jones Library in Liverpool city centre as our library cards had run out and we needed to renew (we’ll be going there soon as Michelle needs research books as the next book that she’s writing is The Undead: Book Three, Asia; the third book in our zombie series). I noticed a sign on the building opposite the library for Garstang Museum of Archaeology, which we’d never heard of. It’s only open on Wednesdays but I’m hoping that we can pop in in the future!

#365Project #Day5: The Big Brother lift game

Day 5 - lift
One way to fun up a journey in a lift is to play the Big Brother game. Pretend when you get in the lift that you’ve won Big Brother, and when the lift doors open, ask yourself: are the crowd booing or cheering?

#365Project #Day4: I’m on the road again. Okay, it’s a treadmill

Day 4 - treadmill

Welcome to day 4 of the 365 Project*. It’s been aaaaaages since I’ve been on the treadmill, but I thought with Christmas over, it was time to work off some of the damage caused by Stollen bites and Quality Street. I walk for an hour on the treadmill, at a heady 2.2 miles per hour but I’m hoping to get faster! I’ve got 4 stones 7 lbs to lose, which I’m hoping to do by the end of this year. That’s 63lbs, which is only 1.2lbs a week, which is totally do-able! By the way, the dark patches in my shoes are just shadows as the light wasn’t brilliant!

* This post was written on Sunday 10th January, which is day 10, as I’m slightly behind with posting!

#365Project #Day3: Liverpool Cathedral

Day 3 - Anglican Cathedral Liverpool

Even though I’m not particularly religious, I’ve always loved visiting churches and cathedrals. The architecture is amazing and the stained glass windows are simply stunning. This was taken inside Liverpool Cathedral, I think it’s beautiful. While researching this post I found out that the bells weight a massive 31 tons! On their webpage, they “boast”

We boast the
* world’s highest and widest gothic arches
tallest tower offering spectacular city wide panoramas
* world’s highest and heaviest peal of bells
* UK’s largest, most magnificent organ
* beauty of the Great West Window and thought provoking Tracey Emin sculpture
* wonderful Lady Chapel and other places to pause, reflect and pray

Just to give you a potted history of the Cathedral: it wasn’t until June 1901 that the decision was made to build the Cathedral. The design was submitted in 1903 and 1904, the Foundation Stone was laid by King Edward VII at a great open-air service. During the service a choir sang Hallelujah Chorus from Handel’s Messiah. In 1910, the first part of the Cathedral to be completed, the Lady Chapel, was dedicated by Bishop Chavasse and Cosmo Lang, Archbishop of York. In 1942, the person who had submitted the design 39 years previously, Giles Gilbert Scott (by this time a Sir), placed the final stone on the final ‘finial’ at the top of the tower, three hundred and thirty one feet one and half inches (101 metres) above the Cathedral floor. The Cathedral’s celebrated its Centenary in 2004, and the first two phases of the new Visitor Centre opened in December 2006 and early 2007. The final phase, which involved upgrading the existing restaurant area, was completed in early 2008.

It is such a beautiful building, I love going to visit it. If you find yourself in Liverpool, I highly recommend taking the time to visit 🙂

#365Project #Day2: Getting my knit on

Day 2 - knitting

As I mentioned in my post https://littlemisschocchoc.wordpress.com/2015/11/29/all-about-knitting, I wanted to get back into knitting after not having knitted for 25 years! I’ve completed four squares so far and I’m part-way through my fifth. We’re going to be watching films later so I’ll knit more then. The first one took me four hours to complete but happily I am much faster now! I’ll post again when the blanket is complete as I don’t think it will take long to complete. I’ll then be looking for a new project! Knitting is just so therapeutic and I’m so glad that I’ve gotten back into it 🙂

P.S. Sorry about my hand being in the shadows, it’s the only way I could take the pic 🙂

#365Project #Day1: My first photo of 2016!

New Years Eve 2015

Happy New Year!

I’ve decided to take part in the #365Project this year, where you upload a new photo every day for a year. As well as liking looking at other people’s photos, I need a reminder to stop and look around me. I tend to get bogged down in life and forget that there’s so much beauty and happiness in the world. I’m looking forward to seeing what photos I upload this year, what adventures me and Michelle get up to and which new people we’re going to meet this year.

This is me last night (New Year’s Eve) and I don’t usually wear make up, but I think I’ll make more of an effort in 2016.

I hope you all have a fabulous and happy 2016! xxx