A Day In The Life


I just sat down to write this new chapter in the “Are We Relevant Yet?” series and had to laugh a little bit: the topic of the week is “A Day In The Life” and today I am sitting on the terrace of my suite in a hotel in Marbella where I currently am on a press trip (with Emily actually). Quite the departure from my desk in Notting Hill – the palm trees are ever so slightly distracting and I see swans swimming right below me, so this is what my day looks like today… But my days mostly don’t look like that. As a blogger / small business owner I don’t really have a typical day, however I do have a routine of sorts that helps me stay focused and disciplined. It can be quite hard (and sometimes also lonely) to work for yourself, and I think you need to put yourself on some sort of schedule for it to work. But you also need to be able to flip that schedule on its head at a moment’s notice to accommodate unusual activities such as trips, events etc. Overall, a “typical” day for me looks like this:


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.

10:30pm –😴

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!

Wanna see what Emily FFG’s day looks like? Check her post out!