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#BEDM – A Day in the Life

This isn’t really a typical day in my life, I’m afraid to say. We’ve been on holiday in the gorgeous Cadgwith Cove, spoilt by amazing weather, great food and lots of lovely walks. Here’s a day in the life of my holiday in Cornwall.

6.30am

6am

Early start, thanks to a slightly poorly Poppy. Back to bed for a bit though.

7am

7am

Time to get moving – it’s going to be another hot and sunny day.

8am

8am

Breakfast and blog reading time.

9am

9am

Getting ready for a walk to Mullion Cove. I have walked so many miles in these shoes!

10am

10am

You can some slightly odd things around Cornwall!

11am

11am

We spent some time exploring the harbour, which had taken a battering over the winter.

12pm

12pm

We decided to walk over to Polurrian Bay (only to discover they don’t allow dogs!)

1pm

1pm

Feeling a little overheated after walking in the sun for what felt like ages! Plus, all the freckles!

2pm

2pm

Ah, this made the walk worth it. Chocolate milkshake at the Chocolate Factory.

3pm

3pm

Time to cool off & pamper with my new Honey Cosmetics.

4pm

4pm

Book reading, tea drinking and snoozing in the sun.

5pm

5pm

Decided it was cool enough to venture outside – Poppy loved it.

6pm

6pm

Making the most of the sunny weather and time to relax.

7pm

7pm

Best veggie pasty EVER from Ann’s Pasties

8pm

8pmMaking progress on my scarf and enjoying a glass of rose!

9pm

9pm

Time to let Poppy out – still light!

10pm

10pm

Think it’s past Poppy’s bedtime.

11pm

11pm

Time for bed.

Almost every day of our holiday has been like this. Pretty perfect! Just wish holidays could come round more often. How about you? What’s your day been like?

#BEDN ~ A Day in the Life of A Crafty Chai

My day generally starts about 6.30am, which is when Poppy stirs. She’s really struggled with the clocks changing, but seems to have finally realised that 5.30am isn’t time to get up! When I’m not feeling under the weather, like I am today, I’ll usually start my day with Pilates, but all I could manage this morning was a chilly walk with Poppy & my OH.

Morning dogwalkAfter getting home & feeding Poppy, it’s time for my own breakfast at about 8am, which is usually cereal or porridge, but this morning my OH & I decided we deserved a bit of a treat!

CroissantsThen after doing the dishes and a few other very exciting chores around the house, I usually sit down at my desk at about 9am, where I start checking all the different social media streams that I manage and set about responding to emails & catching up on blogs.

A craty chai at workToday we had a guy from a double glazing company come round to give us quote on replacing two windows that are permanently saturated at the moment. The current windows are probably Edwardian, so not original to the house, but still pretty old. We did look at refurbishing them, but to be honest, they are so cold & let so much noise in, that replacing them seems like the best option. Can. Not. Wait.

WindowAfter scheduling lots of social media for the weekend, it was time for lunch & a damp dog walk. It was pretty wet out there, so Poppy & I were only out there for a short time. We went to the park, where Poppy was bitten the other day. It’s only a small bite & she’s taking her antibiotics like a trooper, but I needed to go back to the park before it became an issue. There were a few other dogs there & I was terrified the whole time, but Poppy took it all in her stride!

Damp dogThe afternoon was spent blogging, doing blog post research and catching up on the Freelance Lifestyle ecourse I’m doing this month. Quite a nice way to end the week actually! As I’m off tea due to feeling rubbish, I’m enjoying my new favourite drink instead. Cannot get enough of this stuff!

cherry cola

After quite a productive afternoon, and while I’m waiting for the dinner to cook (a very uninspired oven chips & veggie kievs), I’m going to be catching up on my reading while watching some of Grey’s Anatomy series 9 on Lovefilm. Not a bad end to the working day!

magazine stackAfter a pretty disappointing dinner (if you’ve not tried the Quorn mini kievs, don’t bother. Yuk!), it’s time to chill out. Watching a bit of mindless TV & doing some knitting in front of the fire. Yay for Friday nights!

knitting

And so to bed. I’m not much of a night owl, so I am generally in bed by 10.30pm at the latest, maybe a bit later on a Saturday, but not much. I’ll read for a bit, until my OH falls asleep, then it’s lights out. Am currently reading Restless by William Boyd for book group. Like it so far, but I’m a slow reader so it’s taking a while.

RestlessSweet dreams! x

 

A Day in My Shoes

So I thought it would be fun to write a post about my general day in shoes! Since I changed career and started working from home, I generally wear slippers. Most of the time, all my lovely shoes sit, languishing in the bottom of my wardrobe. But this week, I knew I was going to be out & about a bit so thought it would be interesting to chart my day through my shoes! Here we go!

Pilates

First up, no shoes needed because it’s time for Pilates. I try to do 10 minutes of Pilates & some leg exercises for my knee and back every morning. Poppy helps by climbing over me & sticking her nose in my ear!

Slipslops

Unless its really, really, really hot, I always wear slippers or slipper socks on my feet in the house. Always have. Can’t bear the thought of my feet getting cold. I got these super cute slippers from my Mum for Christmas, but as I’ve worn them so much they’re already wearing out. Need some new ones!

BodenNext, it’s time for Poppy’s morning walk. I bought these from Boden in January¬†because¬†the last pair of trainers I bought from their lasted me years. Sadly, these haven’t faired so well & are already worn through in parts, letting the rain in. Pretty disappointed to be honest.

MeetingNext up, I had to go to a meeting. It was with a potential new client so wanted something bright & cheery. I love these shoes! Red shoes always pick me up a bit and give me a bit of a boost.

Dog walking

After my meeting & a quick cup of tea, it was time to take Poppy out for her second walk. As it looked like it was going to rain, which it did, I wore my walking boots. To be honest, I really like wearing these! They are comfy & solid and perfect for keeping up with Poppy.

DunlopAs my trainers are only suitable for dry weather, I need a new pair all-weather trainers. Instead of stalling for months, I thought I’d get myself organised & order some new ones. I ordered these from Schuh, well, I ordered grey ones but they sent these. Not keen on the colour but they fit like a glove so will reorder the grey ones.

Purple converseI also ordered some Converse trainers, as I remember these being particularly hardwearing. After much deliberation via Twitter (mainly about whether I’m too old to wear these) I think I’m going to send these back & get them in blue or black.

slipper socksI bought these from White Stuff in the January sales & I am so glad that I did! They cover my ankles & are toasty warm. Yes, I’ll probably wear them throughout the summer, but I might only wear one pair of socks underneath. Seriously! These are my absolute favourites!

Most days, I just switch between my slipper socks & dog walking shoes/wellies so it was pretty nice wearing other shoes for a change! How about you?