I don’t know about you but I’m pretty nosey, though not in the curtain twitchy old lady kind of way. I just love getting snapshots into people’s lives, and I’m fairly sure that’s why I love Instagram Stories so much, and probably one of the reasons I got into blogging. With Instagram Stories it’s a step beyond the styled pictures of Instagram, it’s like you get to be part of someone’s day. See, I told you I was nosey, maybe this is the modern equivalent of the curtain twitcher! With that in mind I’m joining in with the ‘a week on my feet’ campaign with Luxury Flooring, so here we go a little look into my week with a few #floorselfies or #fromwhereistand pictures, if we’re going to continue with an Instagram theme.
This is a fairly typical week for me, there’s no jetting off to far flung countries or extravagant parties, unfortunately, but don’t click close on the tab of your browser, do stay with me. I may be an ‘ordinary mum’ but I like to think this is part of my charm. This blog has never been a beautiful aspirational lifestyle blog, as much as I’d love that, it’s just not very me. I juggle my children, my work and everything in between and this little week in my life reflects that.
The school run.
Obviously this isn’t just a job for Mondays but Monday I always feel it the most. I think lots of people reading this can relate to the busyness that comes with having children. With working from home I can often feel like my life is dictated to by the morning drop off and the afternoon pick up. I’ve got to squeeze as much work as possible into that half 9 until 3 time frame which sometimes goes really well and other times I feel like a fail miserably. The upside is that I love that I get to be there for those times and the fact that I can work flexibly around them is something that I definitely appreciate and refuse to take for granted.
With colder and darker evenings starting I love getting into my pajamas early and curling up on the sofa, though on a Tuesday this is normally after trying to find my way to the bottom of the ironing pile. This feat is something I rarely manage, I end up ploughing through the school uniform and leaving the rest for another time.
I must admit this flooring is one of the favourite things in our house! We used to have horrible, old deep pile cream carpet that after weaning and potty training two children it had definitely seen better days, so the day it went I rejoiced! We’ve had this grey laminate for 2 years now and my love for it hasn’t lessened.
My children are currently obsessed with conkers, like many children up and down the country this time of year, so many walks home from school involve a detour to the park. They scour the ground and shake the trees for these Autumnal jewels, and walk home pockets full to the brim.
You all know if you read this blog lots or follow me on social media just how much of a fan of Autumn I am. Knitwear, boots, layers and crisp walks through the park make me so happy.
A big chunk of my time during an average week is spent walking to and from our local post office dropping off Little and Fierce Kids orders.
I’m lucky in that the Post Office is walking distance from my house and I can even pass it on the school run if I make the time. On a sunny Autumn day like this, with leaves falling round me, it’s definitely not a chore.
I try to keep Friday as a bit of an inspiration day, a day not to be glued to my computer screen.
There is a beautiful old cafe in my city that I love to pop into if I need a coffee and a break from the hustle and bustle. There’s no wifi and the phone reception is awful in there so it’s the perfect place for a homemade cake, a coffee and a book. I took a book on branding that I’ve been meaning to read but haven’t found the time. It was great to get into it with no distractions. The decor of the cafe and the lack of technological connectivity makes it feel like you’ve stepped back in time, it’s full of mirrors and wood and the floor is covered in old terracotta tiles. I couldn’t resist this floor selfie though, the mix of the tiled doorstep and the pavement of the busy street.
We try to keep the weekend as family time, where possible.
This particular Saturday was spent travelling to Kent and it all got a bit too much for my youngest. It was E’s first time camping and she was so excited, and very tired! And look, it was warm and dry enough for me to be wearing sandals!
We spent Sunday roaming around Hever Castle gardens and estate.
I love the textures in this photo. I’m a sucker for autumn leaves, and these are particularly pretty shades of red, pink and orange.
I hope you enjoyed the snapshots into my week, come and see more on my social media.
What would your week on your feet look like?
Written in collaboration with Luxury Flooring