Day in the Life

Friday, 25 July 2014
7.30am - I get up after my third alarm (the first two, 6am and 7am, are really just to gradually wake me up, I have no intention of getting up earlier than 7.30!), go to the bathroom to brush my teeth, wash my face and put in my contact lenses.  

7.45am - I like to lay out all of my makeup for the day before I start applying, that way I don't forget anything (if I'm really tired it's quite possible I could accidentally leave the house without doing my eyebrows for example).  I then give my hair a quick brush through with my fingers and pin up at the sides, ready to get dressed.

8.15am - All dressed and ready to go.  Today I'm wearing a sweatshirt from Dorothy Perkins, a skater skirt from New Look, and a necklace from Rings & Tings*.

8.30am - Waiting for the bus to work on a foggy July morning.  Catching up on Twitter whilst sitting at the bus stop on my lonesome.

9am - Starting the morning at work off by switching on my laptop, pouring myself a glass of water, and then checking through my emails.  The background on my work laptop is a photo I took in Copenhagen in March.

1pm - A couple of my colleagues go out for a walk in the sunshine at lunchtime but being the cool kid I am, I decide to spend my lunch hour catching up on my Youtube Watch Later playlist instead.  Outside is overrated people.

3pm - I spend the afternoon writing work schedules for the next month for each of my clients.  These outline how we plan on spending our retainer time during the month so the team know what needs to be done.  I'm also listening to old Ricky Gervais XFM show podcasts to keep me going until the end of the day.

5.30pm - After work I head along to Primark to find shoes and a bag for a wedding I'm going to on Friday.  I also pick up a couple of things for my cousins' birthday as I'm going up to Aberdeen for her 40th next weekend.

7pm - Whilst dinner is cooking I'm outfit planning for the wedding.  The shoes and necklace were bought at Primark and I think they go pretty well with my new ASOS dress, but I'm still undecided on the bag.  I didn't find one in Primark so I'm trying to match it up with bags from my collection.

8pm - Dinner is served!  Tonight I made a beef casserole with red wine, spinach and peas, served with roast potatoes and yorkshire puddings.  During dinner we watch The Chase which we recorded earlier - this is pretty much our routine every evening - we're Chase addicts!

8.30pm - One of my favourite time saving activities is washing my makeup brushes whilst I'm in the shower.  Seriously, it's multitasking at its finest.

9pm - My skin isn't great at the moment so I'm relying on my trusty Origins Out of Trouble mask to work its magic before the wedding tomorrow.

10pm - Like most evenings, I spend the majority of the time watching TV.  Tonight we watched The Honourable Woman which I'm really enjoying (Hugo Blick is just ace, his previous show The Shadow Line was one of the best British shows I've seen in recent years), followed by The Secret Lives of Students which is equal parts fascinating and infuriating (some of them are frustratingly naive).

11pm - Aaaand finally, time for our current obsession - a bit of Curb in bed.  It's just so bloody good, Larry David you are my hero.

I took inspiration for this post from a similar series by the blogger Becky Bedbug.  If you find this sort of post interesting then make sure you're subscribed to my Youtube channel as I'm posting pretty regular "follow me around" type vlogs these days. 


  1. That bag is gorgeous. Can't believe it's Primark!
    Water Painted Dreams xo

  2. Great post! Love the wedding outfit. :)

  3. Such a pretty sweatshirt and watching some essiebutton is the best way to spend lunch :)