I usually get up early on a Monday morning and head to the gym but I went to bed last night with an awful headache and woke up still not feeling quite 100% so I decided to take things a little slower than normal. I got up at seven o’clock and headed downstairs to make a coffee and some toast and enjoyed them whilst finishing off a book (The Couple Next Door, I’d give it a solid 4/5 rating). I popped on Instagram and noticed I had a message from one of my co-working buddies saying she was going to be at Blend (a very freelancer-friendly coffee shop) for a couple of hours so I decided to get ready and head into town to meet her. On the
After a couple of hours of admin and sipping on an iced coffee it was time to head over to one of my client’s studios to have a bit of a photography session to create some content for future social media posts. It was a really fun afternoon and lovely to have some company, especially as my client has the cutest pooch who kept us thoroughly entertained!
I got back home in time to fit in a couple more hours of client work before wrapping up for the evening when Adam got back at about eight o’clock, making sweet and sour chicken for dinner and catching up on last week’s episode of Gogglebox which I’d missed.
Tuesday was very much a home day as I had a lot to get through and just wanted to churn out some work! I got set up at my desk with an iced latte and some toast before getting stuck in. I’m currently working on formatting some old blog posts for a client which luckily doesn’t require too much brain power so I took the opportunity to listen to a couple of interesting podcast episodes at the same time.
I took a break at lunchtime and walked across to my doctors to pick up a prescription (it’s literally at the end of the street so didn’t give me too much opportunity to get some steps in) before making some food and eating it at my desk (not usually advised but some days I end up caving).
The afternoon was much of the same I’m afraid, lots more formatting of blog posts! I like to use the Pomodoro method for tasks like this to help keep me on
Adam was working late so I finished up at about half past six and made a big old tuna pasta bake for dinner. I decided to give Selling Sunset a try on Netflix and it’s safe to say I was hooked in about five minutes flat. I headed to bed at around half past nine and spent an hour or so reading this months book club book which was A Spark of Light by Jodi Picolt, although difficult to get into at first I found myself gripped by the story and kept reading until I started to drift off to sleep!
I didn’t get onto my usual six-thirty gym class so I had to instead go along to the half-past nine Grid class (
Back home and it was a real scheduling day for several of my
This took up most of the day and I still didn’t end up finishing it all completely but I felt like I needed to take a break to stop myself from going insane…I had a photo I needed to take for my own Instagram account so I got my camera out and whipped up a little set-up on my desk featuring a planner I had very kindly been gifted.
Unfortunately, book club ended up getting cancelled which was a shame as Adam was working late again and I could have done with a bit of human interaction! Instead, I tucked into some leftover tuna pasta bake and watched a couple more episodes of Selling Sunset. Officially hooked…
It was a bright, sunny morning and so I decided to pack up my laptop and head into town to work from Blend for a couple of hours. It felt good to get out of the house and revel in a lovely Spring morning! I got on with some more of my blog post formatting work done whilst sipping on an iced coffee and doing a sneaky bit of people watching from my window seat.
Adam was working late, again….so I thought I may as well continue a little later than normal too and try and get all of my client work for the week done to leave Friday free to focus on my own content. I finished off yesterday’s leftover scheduling so I wouldn’t have to do any client work over the weekend before yes you guessed it, delving into a couple of episodes of Selling Sunset! I also couldn’t really be bothered to cook properly so decided to have a lazy dinner of a fish finger sandwich, yum!
As I managed to get all of my client work done yesterday today was all about Jess Who! First things first I headed to the gym for my final Grid class of the week before coming back home to shower and get ready. I then spent a couple of hours responding to emails about potential collaborations as well as answering some interview questions for an upcoming feature on another blog.
After a pretty dull week spent at
At lunchtime, I popped to Sainsbury’s to pick up some bits and bobs for dinner to avoid any rush hour traffic later whilst obviously also taking a sneaky peak at the homeware which is pretty dreamy right now just FYI.
Back home and I start pulling this post together so I didn’t have to worry about it over the weekend and my writing was obviously accompanied by a classic 80’s playlist because well, Friday.
With a couple of hours of the afternoon left I got stuck into the latest unit of the Be Your Own Designer course by Cat at Gatto Web which I very kindly won access to in a competition! It’s been a great opportunity to really delve deeper into my brand, assess my audience and think about where I want to take my blog and business in the future. I can’t wait to show you what I’ve been working on and some of the projects and ideas that are floating around in my head at the moment!
I clocked off for the weekend at around half past six when Adam arrived home and poured myself a well deserved cider!
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Photography by Ami Ford.