Thursday, 31 May 2012

One Day In May

One of my journalistic tasks when I was a features writer at The Liverpool Echo was to compile a "day in the life of" feature.
Although this has been done many times, I used to enjoy getting a glimpse into the lives of people I admired.
I always planned to write my own one day but never got round to it.

As I have got older I have started to appreciate the extraordinariness of my ordinary life.

I am blessed with a husband I have been married to for 23 years, four wonderful children, a mother whose unconditional love knows no bounds, a faithful chocolate labrador and a small selection of good friends.

I am so grateful for my life in all its ordinariness.

Usually I am at work on a weekday but thanks to a week's TOIL I can enjoy some time at home.

So here it is:
One Day in May

6am: Get up and do my P90X routine.
7am: Wake the children and my husband before taking the dog for a walk.
8am: Take the younger two children to school.
9am: Go to Tesco to buy a Union Jack T-Shirt for my son who is leading a Jubilee Party for the children he is working with on placement.
10am: Breakfast (Branflakes, Raisins, Walnuts & Skimmed Milk). Black Coffee.
11am: Re-pot some plants for the garden, tidy the garden and make two trips to the tip.
12pm: Peg out the washing and tidy our bedroom.
1pm: Take the dog out again.
2pm: Lunch (Asparagus Soup  made by my mum, ryvita, cottage cheese and sun dried tomatoes).
3pm: More tidying.
4pm: Drop one son off at school for a revision lesson while picking the youngest two up.
5pm: Collect son from school and nip into Waitrose for wine.
6pm: Make dinner. (Potato wedges, Quorn Steak, Salad, Tzatziki for me, Ravioli and Tomato Sauce for everyone else).
7pm: Take the dog for a walk with my husband and catch up on the day, followed by more tidying before phoning a good friend who has spent the day in hospital with her son.
8pm: Mum comes round for a glass (or two) of wine.
9pm: Watch The Apprentice with the family.
10pm: Wave mum off and watch the Ten O'Clock News with my husband and middle two children.
11pm: Bed.


  1. Love that snapshot of your day, I might have to borrow that idea for my blog :-)

  2. what a day! I am impressed! where do you find the energy? also because I do see any chocolate in your meal :-)

    and, btw, what's the P90X routine?

    Love, Ylenia from Longuette

    1. P90X is an exercise programme. Sorry, no chocolate - I don't really like it.

  3. What an interesting snapshot! What did you think of The Apprentice? I think he'd definitely run his course! x

    1. Hi Vix. I was glad he left although I heard him being interviewed on the radio today and he came across as a nice chap.

  4. Love this and it makes you realise just how much you do in a day!

    1. I think it will be nice to look back on one day.

  5. What a great idea. I love how you describe the extraordinarisness of your ordinary life :)

  6. Isn't it amazing what we fit into 24 hours? No wonder we get shattered!

    X x

  7. I like this idea - great to show how an ordinary day can be so interesting :D I am a nosy person at heart so I like the glimpse into someone elses routine!

    Sal x

  8. what happened to your hair cut??