A Day In The Life

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I was inspired to do this post by Angela when she shared her day in the life a while ago and it felt like a more personal and in depth version of vlogging so I thought I would give it ago. Let me know what you think!

So, today was a bit of a different day for me so I thought it was the perfect day to do this post.

8am

I had a little bit of a lay in today because I’m working in town before going to the Hospice in the afternoon (I am currently volunteering as an Events Fundraiser at a hospice in York which I am loving!!) so I gave myself an extra 20 minutes in bed because why not.

8:50am

I left for work (I do 9-4 days so I count it as work as it is easier to explain!) with my many fundraising packs to take in to town. Today was super sunny so I went for a dress and some little day barely-there heels that I adore and I felt really summery for the first time this year really.

9:15am

Today I parked at the park and ride and got the bus in to the centre of York so I could spend a few hours working. Bit of background info: The event I am helping with is a Midnight Walk and the theme is neon, so cool, I know! We had the idea to put glow worms in business windows on the walk so that people could fill in a quiz and look out for them. So my aim was to go in to businesses with a pack about it all, explain the event and ask whether they would advertise it!

10:30am

Okay. Okay. It is quite hot now and I feel a little gross. There is a new shop down The Shambles in York called The Shop That Shall Not Be Named and as you may have guessed – it is a Harry Potter shop! I basically begged them to be a part of the glow worm trail as my first words when I walked in to the shop were “this is what dreams are made of“. I also got a super cool Quibbler card case – which I really didn’t need of course – but I fell in love with.


11:30am

All done! I got 11 individual businesses on board which was great timing! I hopped on the bus back to the park and ride before driving over to the hospice to work for the rest of the day over there.

12-4pm

I spent the rest of the day doing odds and ends jobs that needed doing before I go home for my Mum’s birthday. I had to ring a list of supermarkets, for example, and ask for donations of vegetarian sausages for the end of the run. Two days ago I would have been terrified to make that kind of phone call but I really am coming on leaps and bounds with it all and I am pretty damn proud of myself.

4:30-8pm

I have literally been chilling out most of the evening. I go home tomorrow so I have done a bit of packing while watching YouTube videos – I am obsessed with crime videos at the moment?! My friend actually messaged me to let me know she had given birth today which made me cry and was the most amazing news. I am so proud of her and I am crazy excited to meet the little darling.

9pm

I am just finishing off this post for it to go up tomorrow! I am now going to work on my Kant essay for Philosophy for about 1/2 hours and then finish my packing and tidying before going to bed.

11pm

Got a reasonable amount of work done for my essay and I have finished packing. For once I have realised how many clothes I have…. Spoiler: It’s a lot

12am

Night night!


I hope you liked this post! It was definitely very different for me and I really enjoyed writing it.

What did you get up to with your day yesterday?

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48 Comments

  1. May 24, 2017 / 7:18 pm

    That’s awesome you were so productive! Also, I would’ve been terrified to make those kind of calls for donations as well- phones freak me out aha. Love the post bb!

    • May 24, 2017 / 9:15 pm

      Thanks lovely! Ahh, it took me ages at first to ask! I had to hype myself up to call for about 30 minutes haha xx

      • May 25, 2017 / 8:06 am

        Ohmygod meeee tho ahaha

  2. May 24, 2017 / 9:16 pm

    What a super productive day!! Also, thanks for the shoutout 😀
    I would love if a Harry Potter shop opened up nearby me, that would be the best!! That Quibbler card case is so cute!! <3

    • May 24, 2017 / 9:22 pm

      I was flat out in bed at the end of the day haha!! I was over the moon when I heard about it, perfect for The Shambles too as I think Diagon Alley was actually based off part of the street as well! Isn’t it just?! I fell in love! xxx

  3. May 24, 2017 / 9:59 pm

    What a nice post, I think it’s really cute and interesting going through one of your day! x

    • May 24, 2017 / 10:51 pm

      Awww thank you so much!! This was such a lovely comment 🙂 xx

  4. May 24, 2017 / 10:24 pm

    I love reading this kind of post. You’re still a student, aren’t you?

    • May 24, 2017 / 10:50 pm

      Thank you!! Yes I just finished my 2nd year 🙂 xxx

      • May 24, 2017 / 11:45 pm

        What do you study, dear?

          • May 25, 2017 / 4:40 pm

            So we’re fellow lit students. But I’m American and English Studies and History. But I’m 8 courses away and plan to finish in July

          • May 25, 2017 / 10:24 pm

            Ahhh really, that’s amazing?! Are you enjoying it? xx

          • May 25, 2017 / 10:25 pm

            Yes. Love it

          • May 25, 2017 / 10:40 pm

            Ahh that is fantastic! Same here lovely! x

  5. May 24, 2017 / 10:35 pm

    I’ve been wanting to visit that shop on the shop that shall not be named since I saw the photos of it a couple of weeks ago, kinda waiting until I’ve been paid though because I know I’ll want to buy a lot :’) Loved the post :)) <3
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    • May 24, 2017 / 10:52 pm

      Oh my god I could have spent a fortune in there!! Let me know what you think when you go lovely xxx

      • May 25, 2017 / 9:42 am

        I will do, I’m thinking of making a trip tomorrow morning… I’m so excited xx

  6. May 25, 2017 / 1:23 am

    The shop sounds soooo cool!!! Glad you had such a productive day!

    • May 25, 2017 / 3:39 pm

      It is my all time favourite, all ready!! Haha, thank you lovely! Nice to have a productive day doing something I love 🙂 xxx

  7. May 25, 2017 / 8:09 am

    I like this style of ‘A Day in the Life’.

    It definitely sounds like an action-packed day. The hospice work must be very rewarding.

    I spent most of yesterday glued to the TV, watching the events of Manchester unfold. I still can’t believe it.

    All the best,
    Steph

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    • May 25, 2017 / 3:38 pm

      Hey! Thank you for leaving such a lovely comment. It really was such a packed day but like you said, it is so rewarding working at the hospice and being involved in something I love. I have been totally heartbroken by what has happened and it hurts so much to keep hearing about it. Manchester is such a strong city and the character of the people there mean that they will only fight back twice as hard against terror. It couldn’t have happened to a city that has a stronger spirit and it pains me so much but I am so overwhelmed by how much love has come out of something so terrible. The people of Manchester definitely restore my faith in humanity! xxx

  8. May 25, 2017 / 5:54 pm

    That was such a productive day!! I loved reading this it was different from what I usually see on my reader ☺️

    • May 25, 2017 / 10:22 pm

      Ahh thank you so much, I’m glad you liked it 🙂 xxxx

  9. May 25, 2017 / 7:11 pm

    Love these posts. I did one of these before, but I need to do it again, because they are so fun. Great post dear. xx

    • May 25, 2017 / 10:22 pm

      Yess you need to do some more, I love them!! Thank you for stopping by my lovely 🙂 Xxx

  10. May 25, 2017 / 7:44 pm

    This was such a fun post to read! Seriously, girl, you have this whole “productivity” thing on LOCK!xx

    • May 25, 2017 / 10:21 pm

      Thank you lovely! Ahhh people keep saying this but I thought I was super lazy that day hahah!! xxx

  11. May 26, 2017 / 1:24 am

    It’s interesting to read how other people’s days differ to my own! I should do one of these but show a typical work day. You’ll be yawing by the time I reach noon. XD That case you got is super cute – great find at the Harry Potter shop!

    • May 26, 2017 / 9:05 am

      That’s what I liked about them, just a little insight in to people’s lives! Hahahha no I would love to see one!! Isn’t it so sweet?! I really didn’t need it but I couldn’t help myself! xx

  12. May 27, 2017 / 4:13 am

    That sounds like a great day ella 🙂 I’ve had to do that before, it’s certainly not easy. I spent yesterday with family unpacking/packing 🙂 It was definitely a workout lol.

    • May 27, 2017 / 9:13 pm

      Thank you lovely! Yeah you definitely either ease yourself in or rip the plaster off! Haha. Oh really? Was someone moving or?? Well sounds like you had a very busy day!! xxx

      • May 28, 2017 / 5:43 am

        You are welcome hun and yes I agree lol. oh lol I should of been more clear, my parents were helping me move:). Yes, it was quite a busy/productive day.

        • May 28, 2017 / 2:18 pm

          Ohh really?! Moving is so crazy, nice to have some help! Hope you’re settling in someplace new 🙂 xxx

          • May 29, 2017 / 3:53 am

            It really is, it can be stressful if it’s just you, thankfully my parents helped me out 🙂 Yes it’s a new city and it’s full of things to do, so it’ll be a nice change :).

          • May 29, 2017 / 1:31 pm

            That’s so exciting! All the best with it all xx

          • May 30, 2017 / 12:19 am

            Thank you! same to you on your traveling adventures 🙂

  13. July 14, 2017 / 1:17 pm

    You are very busy

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