Day in the Life

I love reading ‘Day in the Life’ posts, to see how different, or similar people’s daily lives are to mine. I thought I would share a day with you, this one is from the week before the Berlin Marathon, and shows a pretty average day at work.

6am- Alarm goes, get up, and dressed in running stuff that I put out the night before. Make a cup of tea and grab a banana to eat on the tube. Pick up the bag of work clothes that is packed and ready to go.

6.20 am- Get on the tube to go to a Bloggers running and bikram yoga event hosted by HumanRace and Hot Bikram Yoga.

Hot Bikram Yoga London

7.05am- arrive at the Hot Bikram Yoga in London Bridge, and meet up with Megan the PR from Human Race who chats a little about their new Winter Run, a 10K around London in Feb. It sounds awesome, and I make a mental note to add it to my race calendar.

7.15am- A group of four bloggers, including myself, set off on a 3.5 mile run with the run club leader from Hot Bikram Yoga. He takes us on a scenic tour over Tower Bridge and the Tower of London. He thinks we’re ridiculous for stopping to take photos whilst we run.

Tower Bridge London Run


Tower of London Run

8.10am- Back to the yoga studio, and whilst the other girls get ready for the class, I have to shower and change to head off to work.

9am- Quick catch up coffee with my boss that is on maternity leave, we both enjoy our first PSL (pumpkin spiced lattes) of the season- I always opt for just 1 pump of syrup to keep the flavour light and not too sweet.

Starbucks Pumpkin Spiced Latte


Raspberry Overnight Oats

9.30am- Get to work, eat the Overnight Raspberry Oats that I prepared at home and have a cup of tea in the mug Sophie gave me the previous day whilst I check my emails.

10am-1pm- General work stuff; checking proofs, writing recipes, booking photographers for upcoming shoots.

1pm- Nip out to Carnaby Street to grab a salad and juice for lunch. I usually try to bring my lunch but I haven’t bought much food this week as we’re away for the weekend, and I have just been too busy to be organised enough to make lunches. Must do better in future.

Carnaby Street London

1.25pm- Back at my desk, continue to work whilst eating which isn’t ideal, but I know I have to leave bang on time today. My main task this afternoon is to proof read a major feature for our December issue, and to upload some copy for the February issue.

5.30pm- Leave work, get the tube to my friend Jo’s house for her to paint my nails for the Berlin Marathon. We’ve been emailing during the day discussing what images to have on the nails; a flag, a German beer, 26.2 and a moustache is all we’ve come up with.

Berlin Marathon Nails

8pm- Jo cooked us a delicious chicken and lentil curry which we eat infront of the Great British Bake Off. All I can think about afterwards is how much I want to eat a doughnut!

9.30pm- Get home, pack for Berlin and put together a few days worth of #chuckit piles to throw away. A group of us are taking part in The Minimalist Blog’s Min’s Game, where for 30 days you throw/donate/recycle items from your house and life that you don’t need and are effectively clutter. On the first day you throw away 1 thing, day 2 is two things and so on. I’m in Berlin for days 19, 20 and 21 so I get those piles ready, photograph them and put them in big bags/boxes ready to go.

10.30pm- Tom gets back from the football match he’s been watching and we go to bed. Actually later than usual, I love going to bed early and getting up early, so we usually go to bed around 10pm most nights.

What is your normal day like? Do you like to get up early and go to bed early, like me? Or you a start late or end late?


  1. October 21, 2014 / 3:28 pm

    So cool to work so close to Carnaby Street! I’d be at that new Whole Foods everyday!!

  2. charlotte
    October 21, 2014 / 3:46 pm

    It’s actually really dangerous working so close to so many amazing shops and restaurants but I love it!

  3. October 21, 2014 / 10:47 pm

    This is a really great idea for a post- definitely fancy doing one for mine!

    • charlotte
      October 24, 2014 / 6:30 pm

      Looking forward to reading it Sarah!

  4. October 24, 2014 / 5:02 pm

    So jealous that you go to bed at 10pm. I usually go to bed between 11:30 and midnight and am up at 6-6:30 – not good!!

    • charlotte
      October 24, 2014 / 6:20 pm

      Wow, I could not do that!!

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