365 ~ Hipstamatic week 15

The hipstamatic app has a random setting, so if you have the app open and then shake the phone it randomly chooses a film and a lens, so this week I gave it a shake and it came up with the Ranger 66 lens, which gives you low contrast warmth, and the Blanko C16 film which gives subtle warm desaturations to the colours.

Sunday 8th April
Today was Phil’s sister Annette’s husband Brian’s birthday, as well as being Easter Sunday, so we visited with them for the afternoon. I was going to take a nice picture of A & B for the 365, but they have a cat. ๐Ÿ˜


Monday 9th April
We just chilled at home today and I cooked Easter Dinner, which is the same as Sunday Lunch really. The blossom tree is just about deblossomed now, but I noticed on one of the cut back branches, a little blossom was still hanging on

last man standing

Tuesday 10th April
Back to work and it was full on. Especially as I had to go in an hour earlier to make up for finishing early on Wednesday when I have to take Phil to the eye hospital. Our Winnie has been in the throes of a bout of cystitis and sits on a warm radiator to ease her discomfort when ever the heating comes on.

poorly Winnie

Wednesday 11th April
Another early start – I was so glad it was half-term and the traffic wasn’t as bad as it usually is at this time. A busy busy morning but I got away on time, went home to have a quick lunch then took Phil to the eye hospital for his cataract operation. I had to wait for him of course to drive him home after, and the waiting room was hot and stuffy so I kept nodding off trying to read my book, 9 times it happened! I then started taking surreptitious  photos of anyone sitting across from me to keep myself awake. I took Phil home,completely forgetting to pay the hospital car park fee on the way out. As there’s a ยฃ70 fine for that I got on the phone to the parking department at the hospital and apologised profusely and pleaded with them to let me pay now over the phone. Don’t worry about it, said a nice lady, I’ve put a permit against your visit so you won’t be charged a fine, and no need to pay. Flabberghasted by kindness was I! Anyway after that relief, I made dinner, then went and did my weekly shop at ASDA as I usually do it Wednesday afternoon. We call this sort of day a Jack Bauer day.

ladies in waiting room

Thursday 12th April
Phil’s eye was a bit sore today and leaking tears a lot. Luckily I had had the forethought to get him some protective eyecovers. ๐Ÿ˜ƒ I had my first appointment with the chiropractor today, he took measurements and karate chopped my collar bones ๐Ÿ˜ณ.

Captain Hubby

Friday 13th April
Phil’s eye was a lot better today, though he still can’t see clearly through it, and we went off to South Shields Market which is a euphemism for checking out vinyl record stalls. Phil bought a couple of 12 inch discs and a CD and I took some photos. And back to parking, I paid for 2 hours via the paybyphone app, which I’ve used succesfully many times. When we finished in Shields we returned to the car with 54 minutes left to go on my parking, but found a PCN notice stuck to my window screen saying I have to pay a fine for not paying! I was completely unamused. Tried ringing the paybyphone people but got nowhere. In the end we read on the PCN notice that we could deal with any dispute by going to the Town Hall, so we trudged up there, most peed orft, where I was given a form to fill in describing the problem. They put a hold on my fine until such time as someone has looked at the form and either cancelled it or said it must go ahead. If the latter, I shall be having a day in court at some point as I’m not paying a fine.


Saturday 14th April
Winnie seems a bit better today, other than that, an unremarkable day, except it was sunny ๐Ÿ˜Š

I like this combination, the warm subtle tones are really nice and there’s no silly bits.

So that’s week 15 over, onwards dear chums…