One Day One World Project: 01:00 – 02:00


I wondered what I could post for this hour, when something occurred which fitted perfectly. Going to bed very late (or early) after watching one of those late night movies you get sucked into even though you tell yourself at the beginning that you won’t, the metallic sound of doors being slammed and the bangs and clangs of large heavy objects being thrown about, sent me outdoors to see what on earth was going on. Then the pneumatic drill started up, hammering at the surface of the road only 50 yards away from our house.  The time? 01:30 am.

Sleep well folks…


I didn’t get a photo of the men at work – I thought they might not appreciate it – but here is the road and if you peer hard you may just see a road closed sign 🙂

Oh, and they packed away around 5:30 am.

Lisa of the blog NorthWest Frame of Mind has decided to run a different project over the next 24 weeks. To try to show what is happening in different parts of the world (if you all join in) at a particular time of day. If you would like to participate you have until next Saturday midnight to post a photo or write about what is happening in your part of the world.   This week is between 01:00 – 02:00.  I hope you’ll join in! See links for more details.

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I have lived in the UK for most of my life, but when young I definitely had wanderlust and even ended up living in South Africa for several years which was a wonderful experience. I now look forward to a long and leisurely retirement doing what I like most - gardening, photography, walking and travelling.

31 thoughts on “One Day One World Project: 01:00 – 02:00”

  1. That must be wrong on so many levels Jude. Surely the contractors are breaking some sort of a law, even local by-laws? I think I would have had to do a ‘Meldrew’. March down there in my dressing gown exclaiming, ‘ I don’t believe it!’
    Regards as always, Pete. x

    1. We could only assume that it must have been an some kind of emergency! Glad we weren’t directly in front of them though.

  2. I may watch too many movies, but my thoughts would have been “What is REALLY going on? What are these annoying workers meant to distract me from? Is Jeremy Irons master-minding a giant robbery somewhere?” I am always on the alert for a second level of trouble! 🙂

    1. I sleep at the back of the house and I closed the window which is double glazed so it was dulled to a rather annoying buzz, so yes, I did sleep as well as usual, which isn’t very well lately 😦

        1. Whatever time I go to bed (and it is usually late) I cannot sleep – unless I have been out all day doing things, and I am physically tired – my mind starts whirring about all sorts of things, but mostly houses and where we are going to live. I’m sure once we buy a place and I can ‘nest’ and get my dog and cat I shall be fine. Until then the brain keeps whirring…

        2. Oh gosh. That sounds familiar! Hope the hunt goes well. We’ve narrowed it down from three countries to one, and one country to five counties! Will be bored when it’s all over?

        3. Sounds exciting! Which country and which five counties? And how are you going to the actual house-hunting? I’d like to know your process as what we are doing isn’t working.

        4. We’ve been at for years Jude so I can’t say this is a model to follow. We are discussing Suffolk, Essex, Dorset, Devon and Cornwall. We’ve made no headway and it’s always subject to change. Himself would go back to Arizona in a shot. I would if I had a Tardis. We’ll probably end up in a caravan to go looking.

        5. Moving around in a caravan makes a lot of sense. We try to pack it in during a week or two-week break, which means missing houses that come onto the market whilst we’re not there, and chasing round frantically when we are! Whilst the OH still works, albeit part-time now, we need a good broadband connection so need a permanent base. It would be easier to buy something near where we live now, but I really want to try and get closer to the coast. I feel if we don’t do that now we never will. It does create stress though.

    1. Not scary movies Jo, just those really BAD ones with rubbish plots or silly romances. I don’t do horror or sc-fi or daft American comedy movies.

  3. I don’t think I’d swap a good night’s sleep for photographic devotion. But I’m glad you did. I’m going to try for night shots under your inspiration. (I sleep so well my daughter couldn’t wake me to tell me they were going out and leaving the twins with me – and that was after an afternoon nap.)

    Good luck with the house hunt. I’ve bought three, all the result of impulse married to laziness. And of course price. And usually in a place people choose to holiday in: the beach; the bush (that began as a block of land); and the outback. There’s maybe a down-memory-lane blog in this when I get home. I’m as eager as you (nearly) to see where you end up and to watch you creating a garden.

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