A Day In The Life Of…Nine To Three Thirty

A Day In The Life Of…Nine To Three Thirty

I’m back with another A Day In The Life Of… It’s a chance for other bloggers to share what a typical day looks like for them. I’m proper nosey and I love to see what people get up to in their day. It’s also a great chance for you to find some more blogs that you might like to follow.

Today we have Erica from Nine To Three Thirty, Erica lives in Birmingham and has a son.

Here is what a typical day looks like for her…

06.30: My day starts when I wake.  Until fairly recently it was usually my 10 year old waking me, and sometimes it still is.  More often than not though it’s a little grey cat called Bracken, who is in desperate need of some breakfast that thinks I should get up.   

07.00: I get my son, H, up if he hasn’t already got up.  I get breakfast ready for us both and we usually do our own thing for a bit while we wake up.  

07.45: Time for me to have a shower, make H’s packed lunch and get dressed and ready.

08.10: H has to stop what he is doing and get ready.  We spend the next 20-25 minutes with me nagging him and him getting distracted.

08.35: Shoes on and out the door to school.  We are very lucky and we do live near his school so it doesn’t take very long to walk there through the park.

08.45: The school doors open and in he goes.  I walk back home and get on with a few chores like loading the washing machine or the dishwasher.

10.00: Some mornings I work either on the blog or do the house work, but twice a week I have a class.  One day a week I learn German (I’ve been learning for a lot of years, but I mostly go to the classes so I don’t forget) and Iynengar Yoga another day to help me keep in some sort of shape.

12.00: Back home for lunch with maybe an errand or two ran on the way.  Now I buckle down to some hard work on my blog.  I answer emails, write posts, promote them, take pictures, etc.

15.15: Time to get ready and head out the door for the rest of the school run.  The walk home is slower because unless it’s raining H will probably spend time playing with his school friends in the park.

16.00: Home and for me this means getting organised on cooking dinner. Most days we have something quick and easy, maybe pasta or chilli con carne (which I make in a big vat and then freeze).

17.00: We eat, then it’s homework, maybe some cello practice for H or some work for his upcoming 11plus exam.

18.00: A bit of chill time.  H will usually be on a screen somewhere. I will be too, but usually entering competitions rather than blog work.  I’ve won a lot of great prizes over the years with the best being a Caribbean cruise.  

19.00: Often we are out the door at this time as H has evening activities 2 days a week and sometimes we meet up with a friend during the long summer evenings.

19.15: If H isn’t out, this is when the bedtime routine starts.  He’s supposed to tidy his room, get changed and clean his teeth.  But, he continually gets distracted and the bedroom never seems to get any tidier.

20.00: H will usually be reading in his own in bed around this time.  At the moment Percy Jackson is favourite, but it could be Wimpy Kid or Harry Potter.  I will go downstairs to watch a little TV.

20.30: Lights out for H.  I come upstairs briefly to make sure that happens.  Then I’m back down to finish my programme.

21.30: I’m starting to flag, so I head upstairs to get ready for bed.  I usually manage to read for 10-15 minutes before bed.  It’s usually something easy to read like crime fiction, but nothing too scary or graphic – I much prefer a nice 1920s or 1930s Queen of Crime style book, to the latest police procedural.

22.00: I turn the light off and typically I am asleep almost as soon as my head hits the pillow. Often our other cat Amber will join me for a snuggle.


If you would like to find out more about Erica, head over to her blog or follow her on Twitter , Facebook or Instagram.

If you would like to take part in my A Day In The Life Of… Series, drop me an email at Laura@dearbearandbeany.com I would love to have you.



  1. 30/08/2017 / 14:27

    Oh gosh, it does sound so much easier to fit it all in when children are in school! I’ll have one in school and one in pre-school from next week, looking forward to the extra time to work – and sleep!

  2. 31/08/2017 / 14:45

    Thank you for featuring me. It reminds me that we will be back in this routine again very soon now as the holidays are nearly over.

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