So once in a while, the lovely Ali Edwards does a little project called Day In The Life. During a day from the moment you wake up, to the moment you go to bed, you document what happens. It’s a great way to record what is happening right now, all the little details that sometimes get missed and I think it’ll be great to look back on in years to come to see what our routine looks like (and with school starting in September it’s going to change quite a bit soon!).

So what was my day like yesterday on the 29th March? Well…

Day In The Life March 2016
I wake at 6.15 when my radio alarm goes off. I doze until Arthur wakes up at 6.54, I’m not sure if he appreciates having a camera shoved in his face as soon as he opens his eyes! Both he and Betsy have slept in really late today, the clocks going forward over the weekend has really screwed up their sleeping patterns, weirdly. Because of the late sleepers, it’s a bit of a scramble to get ready before nursery and work.

Day In The Life March 2016
7.20. There is always time for coffee though. Toasted hot cross buns and headache pills complete my breakfast.

Day In The Life March 2016
7.21. Watching a spot of Cbeebies before they get dressed.

Day In The Life March 2016
7.48. Kids in Grandad’s car as they leave for their various childcare. They don’t look pleased in that picture, do they?

Day In The Life March 2016
8.06 Waiting for a train.

Day In The Life March 2016
8.12 Packed in a bit. Oh, the joy of commuting! But I get to talk to Dave who’s knee you can see in the middle. He’s reading his Kindle. I’m checking Facebook I think. Shockingly this is the only picture I have of Dave the whole day! I saw him quite a bit in the evening too. Hmm.

Day In The Life March 2016
9.50 Second breakfast, because I’m a hobbit and also because I won’t need a big lunch later).

Day In The Life March 2016
11.14 Work, work, work.


13.00 Can you hear the hail on this video? The weather’s a bit crazy at the moment, isn’t it?

Day In The Life March 2016
14.20 Lunchtime. It’s recess so I get to sit out on the Terrace, ooh, get me! It’s nice, but bloody freezing so I finish my soup in the office.

Day In The Life March 2016
15.41 Coffee break and a quick write down of day in the life notes.

Day In The Life March 2016
16.15 Really quiet committee corridor.

Day In The Life March 2016
17.00 Train delayed due to a driver not turning up. The one day you get to leave work early, etc, etc..

Day In The Life March 2016
17.15 Had to change trains and get on another. Raining again. Commutes are boring!

Day In The Life March 2016

Which is why I listen to podcasts on the way. Today I’m listening to Tom Robinson’s Sunday night show which this week played nothing but TV themes. Some cracking tunes in there including The Fresh Prince of Bel Air.

Day In The Life March 2016
17.45 Get home and start dinner. I strip the weekend’s roast chicken with the thought of serving it up with some mah and gravy, but then I get ambitious, decide to make some pastry and make…

Well, you’ll see in a minute. But first I hear a knock on the door and see this:

Day In The Life March 2016
18.21 The kiddos are home! Hooray!

Day In The Life March 2016
18.21 Arthur running to hug me <3

Day In The Life March 2016
19.01 The kids’ play their new game which is to hurl themselves onto the sofa. Fun times!

Day In The Life March 2016
19.15 Dave is home so we eat dinner; chicken and mushroom pies. The pastry is a bit wonky, but it’s a pretty good dinner all in all.

Day In The Life March 2016
20.01 Getting ready for bed.

Day In The Life March 2016
20.06 In bed with Arthur trying to get him to sleep, but he’s really restless despite being knackered. It’s brilliant that there’s still a bit of light outside though! This is my last photo of the day, I fall asleep next to Art (probably before him actually).

It’s been really good to have the camera with me and to actively think about taking photos all the time, it’s been a good warm up to Week In The Life which starts in early May. Can’t wait for that!

29 March, 2016

Charlotte

Mama, music lover, London dweller, baker, maker, wanderer.

3 Comments

  1. Reply

    Donna

    30 March, 2016

    What a great way to record a day in your life. I would love that view on a break at work and I’m totally with you on the second breakfast – I could live off breakfasts! x

  2. Reply

    Nicole

    31 March, 2016

    Lovely photos! Love seeing all these glimpses into all different walks of life. And I agree with the person above, what an amazing view from your work terrace!

  3. Reply

    scrappysue

    1 April, 2016

    awesome post charlotte!!! great to see your day too

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