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:
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.