8.30am woke up, wished Miss 10 luck and love for her soccer game. Stayed in bed catching up with (messaging) a friend. Craving a coke and a brownie, I think we have both, but I shouldn’t. I  really shouldn’t (I didn’t).

8.52am dragged myself out of bed, had a shower, got dressed and read emails. I tend to read first and let things simmer and reply later.

9.30am Patrick is home today so we decide on a cafe date, this date includes a few minutes of talking about work and then about our childhoods, families, plans…

11am back at home. Replying emails and settling in to do some work. Work today includes a thematic analysis of data on a research project I’m working on.

12.50pm stopped for lunch (chilli and garlic spaghetti with breadcrumbs), first meal of the day. It’s so bad, I really need to get my act together. Thinking about a new blog post category – My Relationship With Food. I think I’ll do it! Turned on the telly, MASH was on. I left it on. Managed a little bit more analysis too.

1.42pm feeling sleepy, headed to bed with a book. Couldn’t sleep. Spent some time talking and hanging out with Patrick.

2.55pm school run, which I normally do but Patrick went to get Miss 10. I washed dishes.

3.10pm met up with Patrick and Miss 10 for a quick spot of shopping. We’re easing Miss 10 into dresses and skirts. Basically to prevent the mother of all tantrums when she has to wear them. Talked a lot about compromise and how we need to meet half way.

4pm Miss 10 is happy with her dress, no tears, no tantrums. I worked on my mentoring program, got my client notes and appointments in order.

4.20pm back to working on the research project.

5pm ten guilt-free minutes on Instagram. It’s the small things.

wearing: le breton from the iconic | scarf and skirt by 4 Minutes 33 | shoes from Florsheim 

5.15pm tidied myself up for an evening out.

6pm headed out for the night, took some photos of Miss 10, stopped by Patrick’s office.

7pm meeting.

9pm dinner. I love late dinners. I love being out at night with Miss 10, it allows us to spend quality time together. It bothers me that society expects children to be in bed so early. All three of us are happiest when we’re enjoying decadent desserts at 11pm!

10.45pm we make it home. Miss 10 tries her luck at getting in bed with us – no such luck! She heads to bed, I read…ohh that coke and brownie….

I suppose these are one of those posts that don’t really offer you much, but I personally love seeing how other people spend their days so the A Day In The Life posts are just a little bit of fun for me. I hope you enjoy them.

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8 comments on “A Day In The Life…”

  • I've been thinking about sharing something similar, but to be honest, I am stuck on how you ACTUALLY write it. Do you wander around all day making notes in your phone? What if you forget? Do you make up a piece? Do you just guesstimate on time?

    • Hey Sarah, I use Google calendar and my phone and sticky notes if I have to. With some of them I'll make a note of what time I stop working for lunch and then make a note of what time I finished having lunch. I plan my day using a calendar but I also go back and adjust it throughout the day depending on what I've actually done. I think it's a little easier for me because over time I've learnt that I can't do things 100% perfect, 100% of the time. So when I sit down to work, I just work, that's where all my attention and energy is therefore I'm less likely to break up that 2 hr block to fit in ten other things and then get struck trying to figure out how to describe and share it. Similarly, if I'm with Miss 10, I'm 100% there playing or reading etc and not sneaking in a whole lot of other things. I try not to make it up, if I go through half a day and have forgotten I won't include that day. I randomly select a bunch of days before had do this series on too.

  • I just read your post… and ended up reading all those posts labeled with A Day In The Life – You are such a beautiful soul. Honestly. Even when you are not revealing much in these posts, I still feel like I can see your positive spirit glowing through your words… always keep that positivity and love for life that you have. – So looking at it that way, seeing how you take on your day, I do actually get a lot out of your posts. They inspire me!

  • Late dinners are the best…We try to have at least 2-3 a week…Somehow they are always so darn relaxing, aren't they? Have a beautiful day, sweetie.

  • Rita says:

    I haven't so far but sounds fun! Might work on one 🙂 had such a laugh with your description. Also, in Europe, at least in the south, people go to bed quite late so children are only expected to be in bed by 9 or 9.30pm. But in the summer and on holidays it's later 🙂 I still truly enjoy those late nights with my dad. My husband is not used to this schedule at all and thinks we're a bit weird. But this is what happens in places where days are very long and very hot… He's warning to the idea (also, naps) 🙂

  • Loved reading this Vanisha! I haven't done this style of post on my blog but you've inspired me – I find it fascinating having a peek into other people's day and how they organise their time. Love that you have a nap time + the late dinners! 🙂

  • Farm Pretty says:

    I had to pop back to this post Vanisha and let you know that I bought this top that you linked to from The Iconic 🙂 And I paired it with one of my black skirts for work last week and got so many compliments – so thank you! Love your inspiration, and I'm all the prettier for it 🙂 xx

  • Nirvana karan says:

    I loved reading this. I dont know whether its because of the field i work in or just my natural curiosity but its always so interesting to read how people spend their time and what perspective they put to it – going for a lunch or dinner could mean so many things for different people. And deserts are the most fave part of the meal for my entire family. Its thise precious times you spend together that you tend to iss the most as you grow up and move on in life.
    Aaahhh your posts always make me feel so warm 🙂

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