Monday, February 3, 2014

January summed up

thank you Julie for providing a safe harbour for a monthly roundup in numbers

In January I took 31 photos of numbers – each appropriate to the day – as a personal challenge and something different to look out for on my walks (although some were taken in my house).  I took 307 other photos. I was delighted to capture 5 zoom in zoom out pairs and to see so many people join me in this meme.


I read 4 books – one extremely long and another extremely short (a short story really) I enjoyed the former and didn’t mind that it was long, and heavy to hold.  I hated the later and only finished it because it was so short. Both were short listed last year for the Man Booker fiction prize. The other 2 had good narrative and kept me interested.  Tana French is a new author to me – intriguing detective fiction set in Ireland – I’d recommend her if you are into that type of book. Farewell to the East End is part of the ‘Call the Midwife’ set and full of lovely stories mixed with social history.


I crocheted 2 mandalas, 3 hexagons to contribute to a charity blanket for dialysis patients, 2 (more) nurses and finished the 21 flowers and 22 leaves for my spring garland.


For the communal count Julie asked what we pay for bread.  I usually buy the small multi-grain loaf at 85p  or the pack of 6 rolls for 60p, or in a 2 for 1 deal - £1 for 12 rolls.  Which is why I found I had 300g of dry bread in my fridge and made a yummy bread pudding which had to bake for 2 hours at 150C.


HannahBanana said...

I love the number photos, what a great idea. I'll keep my eyes peeled for numbers when I'm out and about more often.

Julie Kirk said...

So much I love about this post Helena. Such as the idea that Month in Numbers is a safe harbour for your statistics - love it! Especially as those number photos are so special - it's the kind of thing I always think about having a try at [like collecting the alphabet in photos too] ... maybe I'll actually do it this year.

And how adorable are those nurses? So sweet!

But, I should know better than to read about bread pudding when I'm sitting here with a rumbling stomach. Although, now I've commented on all the MinN posts so far ... I think I can leave my desk and grab a bit to eat at last!

You're on the board now Helena:

Happy February to you and yours!

Julie :-)

Karen said...

I love your collage of numbers. I started that project a long time ago, collecting numbers during a visit to Charleston. I'll have to see if I can find them. I read one Tara French book, and enjoyed it but I don't read a lot of mysteries. Now I'm working on a Louise Penny mystery---I always enjoy hers.

Cheri said...

Your number project is fascinating. I may have to try that when the weather is a bit better!

Jules said...

I love your number collection - what a great idea and entertainment on your walks.

Agreeing that those nurses are just darling!

debs14 said...

I absolutely love that collage of numbers - what a fabulous idea!

Prairie Jill said...

I love your collection of numbers - what a great idea! Love all your crocheted pieces, too. I just bought some yarn to make a little amigurumi owl - can't wait to try it!

Melissa Stebbins said...

I agree that the numbers is a great idea. I love the nurses you crocheted, very cute.

Miriam said...

What a brilliantly creative month in numbers Helena. Love your number project. I did one based on letters, I'll find it. Really love those nurses (I typed buses first)
must eat to restore thinking.

Fiona@Staring at the Sea said...

I really like your collage of number photos, a great idea.

Jimjams said...

Love the idea of 31 number photos ... a good idea for a holiday project too! Might try that later in the year.

Loving the penguins in the previous post - such fun!