2 April 2014

When Did This Happen? #WIDRN


Have you discovered Instagram yet? I have to admit to being rather late to that particular party, only becoming an active participant 6 months ago. If you're a nosy 'so and so' (like me) or on a tight time schedule (also like me) then it will definitely appeal - a kind of modern-day slideshow without the need to feign interest at the boring ones.

One of the latest crazes on Instagram, is to tag someone with the hashtag #widrn: What I'm Doing Right Now. And yes, it did take me about 3 months and a flirtation with google to work that one out! The idea is to take an immediate snap of your surroundings, tag someone else in the photo and ask them the same question. A bit of pointless nonsense but fun all the same.


As you know, I regularly join in with The Gallery over at Sticky Fingers. This week, Tara challenged us to base our post on #widn - to take a photo right at the moment we clap eyes on her prompt for The Gallery. Tara always publishes these posts on a Friday.

Ah Friday night, my favourite night of the week - the promise of a glass of wine and the prospect of a lie-in. Long gone are the days of partying til dawn (actually I'm not sure that I ever really did that!) or even voluntarily leaving the sofa on a Friday night. Quite when this transformation happened I don't know; that subtle shift from party animal to sofa junkie seemed to happen overnight. But right now, my Friday nights look like this:

Feet up with Alan Carr and a glass of wine #WIDN

Give me a night in with Alan Carr and I'm happy (as is the dog, clearly!). I was so thrilled when I discovered that Alan was back with a new series, that I even sent a tweet out....

"Best news I've heard for a long time: @chattyman is back. Friday nights are looking up!"

And guess who got a 'favourite' from the A-lister himself? Quite possibly the best thing to have happened to me all week! Told you I was easily pleased these days.

What's your favourite thing to do on a Friday night?  Are you as boring as me?!

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37 comments:

  1. This looks like my Friday evening too ;)

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  2. Yes! I love Chatty Man! I was out last Friday so missed the first one. A favourite from the man himself?! I'd be chuffed too! I get favourites from a man who was on Coach Trip for three days. Hardly in the same league!

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    1. I know others have said it's probably not really him but you know, I like to believe it is!

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  3. Yup, TV and relaxing looking forward to the weekend for me too! Tho we usually end up watching music docs on BBC4 , and I swear we have got to the point where we have seen them all before!

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  4. It seems that we have very similar Friday nights! And wow, I'd be excited by that favourited tweet, too x

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  5. Haha I love it Sus as it took me forever to figure out #widn too and people kept tagging me. ;) I am obsessed with instagram haven't been on long but you can always find me on there rather than facebook these days. Photos are the best. Great post. Thanks for linking up to Share With Me linky each week I enjoy reading your lovely post. #sharewithme

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  6. Not discovered instagram yet, although by brilliant sister in law is a huge fan. So it looks like it's time for me to make a move and join the throng!

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  7. haha I am still working it all out I about know how to post a pic not very good at tagging though! #sharewithme

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  8. I love Alan Carr, I didn't even know chatty man was back on!
    I only started using instagram a little while ago. I tried it ages ago and didn't like it so deleted the apo, but I'm getting in to it now!

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  9. This sounds like the perfect Friday night to me, and very similar to ours! I feel all out of sorts if I have to go out now. Definitely getting older (sigh!) Must find you on Instagram! xx

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  10. I've not watched Chatty Man (it's on past my bed time!!!) nothing like a little celeb recognition though. Awesome! Oh and your lounge is beautiful

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  11. Oh sounds like bliss - wine, Chinese take away, film and then Chattyman/Norton. I love Friday nights too. Alan Carr is your new BFF (well jel) xx

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  12. I am also fairly new to instagram - and my favourite thing to do on a Friday night is to put my PJs on and watch the telly!

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  13. Sounds like a perfect Friday night in my opinion! gosh I miss British TV!

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  14. I didn't even realise Chatty Man was back on! Well thats my Friday sorted!

    Laura x x x

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  15. I love Instagram! It took ages before someone tagged me and I was so excited when they did (I know, I know, I'm sad!!). Looks like you have Fridays the same as I do! #sharewithme x

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  16. Good movie or online gaming keep us busy most Fridays evenings

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  17. thats so awesome!!! Id be really really start struck of that happens to me =) #sharewithme

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  18. I love your analysis of Instagram 'a kind of modern-day slideshow without the need to feign interest at the boring ones' - that made laugh! To be honest, my Friday nights are probably even more boring...I'm usually working until 8pm and then head straight to bed. I'm old before my time!!

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  19. I'm at the leisure centre every Friday, from 4.15 to 7.15 'watching' the kids swim. I sit in tropical conditions feeling the energy slowly seep out of me and by the time I get home am desperate for food (and wine) and could quite happily stare at a blank tv screen by that point.

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  20. Your friday nights look like my idea of bliss

    AliceMegan

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  21. Well your doing better than me, I've usually nodded off by 10pm on a Friday night, especially if I've had a glass of wine!!

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  22. I have yet to master Instagram, but lets hope soon I will. I like Friday evenings although in my career I have to work Saturdays so for me sat evenings are best so I can dream of Sundays off.

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  23. Not yet dipped my toes into Instagram...one day!! Friday night I had to force myself out of the comfort of own home to a colleagues leaving do - much rather snuggle up on the sofa!

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  24. I've been on instagram since 2011 and bloody love it today as much as I did when I first joined! When I posts a #widn it's usually feet up with a glass of wine and watching Tv ;)

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  25. Sounds like a good Friday night! I generally take it easy on a Friday.

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  26. I did the ironing on a Friday two weeks ago, there is no hope for me!

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  27. You've just described my Friday night. Very cool to be favourited by Mr Carr himself! x

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  28. You inspired me to write a quick post - hope you don't mind me linking up to you. You're Friday nights are just like ours.....and you know what? I don't miss the hangovers! http://www.listoflovelythings.com/2014/04/what-im-doing-right-now-widrn.html

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  29. So that's what #widn means!!!! I've only just joined instagram too :o). X

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  30. Love this post and I also love chatty man! I love instagram too, in fact...I instagram so many things I fear I may have some sort of addiction, lol. Also, you're not the only one who had the sweet talk google into spilling the meaning of #widn haha.

    Thanks so much for linking up #madmidweekbloghop

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  31. I'm a recent instagrammer as well (only because I got fed up of my phone not uploading to Twitter). I haven't seen WIDN but will look out for it. Our plans tonight will involve a film and a small possibility of some beer or wine.

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  32. Love how our Friday's nights have changed! Now, if only my lounge looked quite as tranquil as yours... mine looks like it's been in the path of a hurricane!

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  33. I obviously need to get on the Instagram bandwagon!! Friday nights are all about Breaking Bad for us- I have no idea what we'll do when we reach the end!! #MMWBH

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