7am – Open one eye, switch on phone and check emails (I get a lot of emails from the U.S.), Instagram, Twitter and Snapchat.
8am – Mini generally comes in for a cuddle break before she gets dressed, she crawls in bed with me and we chat for a little bit.
8:30am – I go upstairs and make breakfast, which is usually a cup of English Breakfast tea with soy milk and oatmeal with chia seeds, dates and a banana. After that I shower and get ready…
9am – I tend to prepare my posts in advance and I only post 2 or 3 times a week, so I generally sit down one day and write them all. Depending on the amount of photo editing, coding and writing I need to do for each post, this takes between 2-5 hours.
12:30pm – Lunch break. I like to go out for lunch so I can get some fresh air, so I just go to Portobello to grab a salad or sandwich and sit down for a coffee in my favourite coffee shop.
1pm – Back at work… Depending on Mini’s schedule, I will either take meetings in the afternoon until about 4:30pm or go back home and do more work, reply to emails, pack up parcels from my shop or shoot images for projects or clients I have on at the time.
3:20pm – Time to pick up Mini, then I go back to work on whatever I was doing.
6pm – I write a few more emails, call my agent for a debrief on latest projects and put my mum hat on for the evening!
8pm – Mini’s bed time… And mine! I like to sit in bed to watch films or read for a couple hours.
So this is what my 9 t0 5 looks like, pretty much… Of course, right now I am on a slightly different schedule as I am away on a press trip, so my days are distorted. When this happens, I simply try to slot my usual writing / photo editing hours into the trip’s itinerary, even if that means I need to miss out on some of the activities. This blog – my business – always needs to be the priority, otherwise you won’t have anything to read with your morning coffee and then YOUR schedule will be disrupted!