Hour by hour :: Monday 24th.

25.03

Bare-faced

7.30am :: I woke up easily yesterday, when Jason’s 7am alarm went off. He hit snooze a couple of times, then we both got up at around half past 7. Our weekday morning routine is that Jason heads straight for the shower (since he has the time pressure of leaving the house to get into the studio) and I go downstairs to let Teddy outside into the garden. Lately we’ve been trying to keep Teddy from charging into the living room at top speed since his claws are pulling loops in the carpet, but he’s always so excited in the mornings he just can’t physically control himself. Sigh. There should be a #spanielproblems Twitter hashtag…

Cider-with-Rosie-bed 8am

8am :: Bed straightening, + side table tidying.

Stack-of-clothes

9am :: My day to day ‘work uniform’ usually consists of boyfriend jeans of some description (these were sent to me last week by Fashion Union, and I ADORE them) a washed out tee, and a cardigan. When I first started working from home I used to slob around all day in whatever scruffy old clothes I’d worn to walk Teddy in the morning, but as I’ve gotten into the swing of things over the past few months I’ve learnt that it’s important for me to be at least a little put together, or else my mood and productivity both suffer.

Early-morning-work

10am :: Teddy had to wait for his walk because I had work to get done before leaving the house. He sulked at the bottom of the stairs whilst I answered emails and edited a few photos.

Teddy-in-the-sun

11am :: We headed up to the bluebell woods mid-morning, and I paused to take a couple of photos just next to a little stream. This ^^ is the result of me being distracted. A soaking, stinking dog, with about twenty twigs stuck in his tummy and leg fur. Despite the mess he was in, I can’t help but love the way the fur goes on his nose and forehead goes when wet.

Cider-with-Rosie-in-the-woods

12am :: This little spot in the woods is my favourite. It’s quiet (we never come across another soul there) and is the perfect place to take a moment to pause, and breathe deeply.

Workspace

1pm :: Email answering. Post drafting. Apple + Nutella eating. Coffee drinking. List writing. Photo editing. (…procrastinating…)

Cider-with-Rosie-meal-planning

2pm :: Ottolenghi’s ‘Plenty’ is my favourite source of inspiration when meal planning these days. On our menu for this week is spinach and feta pasties, sweet potato-topped cottage pie, steak fajitas (or as I like to call them, Vaguely Mexican Wraps) with feta guacamole, and roasted Mediterranean vegetables with grilled halloumi (plus sausages for Jason).

Teddy's-guilty-face

2.30pm :: Sock thief, caught in the act. I eventually had to distract him with a rawhide bone to get that (very soggy) sock back.

Windowledge-flowers

3pm:: This is maybe the hundredth photo I’ve taken of these ranunculus, but I just can’t stop. Even the little buds I cut short and put in a separate jug are beginning to bloom!

Afternoon-walk

4pm :: We usually head out for a second mini walk in the late afternoon. Teddy found an animal bone whilst we were out, and was very proud of his discovery. On the days when Jason takes Ted to work with him, I miss having a little blast of fresh air in the afternoons. I find it’s the best way to get over that post-lunch, is-it-the-end-of-the-day-yet slump that often appears around this time…

Ripples-in-tea

5pm :: I’d overdosed on milk all day (two flat whites, plus two quite milky teas) so tried drinking a cup of weak black tea instead of having another one made with milk. It was horrible, and got thrown down the sink (as soon as I’d finished taking photos of the light dancing on its surface).

Grey-suede-brogues

6pm :: I popped to my Mum’s early yesterday evening, for a quick cup of tea (more tea!) and a catch up. My sister and I made plans for Mother’s Day, and I embarrassed her in front of her friend by using the word ‘smashing’ in a non-ironic way. We traded clothes too, which is the weirdest thing. I can’t get used to the fact that my little sister, who’ll forever be about 12 in my mind, is old enough to borrow my clothes and go out to parties and not think boys are gross.

I kind of forgot to take photos in the evening, but it went like this :: Jason got home around 7 to find me shouting at the cutlery draw. It had jammed so tightly shut (rolling pin) that Jase ended up having to take the drawer completely apart to get it open again. We ate pork shoulder steaks with sweet potato wedges and peas for dinner (which was a total cobbled together dregs-of-the-fridge job) and then a little homemade raspberry frozen yoghurt for dessert. Our evening was spent editing photos (me) putting the covers back on the sofa cushions (Jason) and watching Silk (us both). It’s a glamorous life ;)

And that was Monday! I hope yours was lovely, too.

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  • http://joy-and-laughter.blogspot.com Johanna

    1. Your photos are stunning as per usual
    2. You and your little “family” are so adorable, seeing your posts always brings a smile to my face :)

    Have a great day, Rosie!

  • http://frontiere-girl.blogspot.com Danielle

    Stunning photos…I felt nice and serene reading through your day…it sounded lovely! Such a nice idea to record it by hour. Danielle x

    frontière girl

  • http://www.imogenscribbles.blogspot.com Imogen

    Ah Teddy is just the cutest dog! And your surroundings look amazing for dog walking, I’m very jealous!

  • http://www.rhymeandribbons.com Amanda @ Rhyme & Ribbons

    Sounds like a very lovely day! x

  • http://www.novelbenedictions.com Leah

    What a fun post! Thanks for sharing. Those woods look heavenly to walk in!

  • http://mycreativephotography.co.uk/ Michelle

    Did you see the little challenge I did of #1day12pics. Link up if you like as this is exactly what it is about http://mycreativephotography.co.uk/tag/1day12pics/

    Looks like a lovely day! I love these insights into everyday life of other bloggers (I blame my nosy gene on my mother, the internet makes it so much easier too).

  • http://bonnieinwonderland.wordpress.com Bonnie

    Beautiful post, some stunning photos and lovely to get a glimpse into someone else’s life!
    I would love to have my dog beside me all day whilst I work!

  • http://kirstenlearns.com Kirsten

    Your photos are BEAUTIFUL. You should totally start a #spanielproblems hashtag! I cannot believe how cute your dog is.

  • https://www.shewearsburgundy.blogspot.co.uk Jo Fisher

    Loved this post – your day sounds beautifully normal; I absolutely adore the way you’ve made every-day life and the little things around you sparkle, and seem special. Teddy is so adorable too!

    Jo xxx

    She Wears Burgundy

  • http://ibuyprettythings.blogspot.co.uk/ Hannah

    Oh i think this sounds like a lovely daily routine to have :) I hope my life looks a bit like this when my boyfriend and I eventually move in together x p.s. I think you look lovely in the first photo :)

  • http://www.intoruth.com/ Ruth Johnston

    I love Photo an Hour posts, Rosie, they’re one of my favourite things to do, so nice to look back on too!

  • http://ofsounds.blogspot.com Sara

    Love these posts! I need to get my butt in gear and actually do one someday, instead of taking one picture in the morning and about fifty in the evening of the same plate of food.
    Your photos are gorgeous, as always, and it sounds like your Monday was a pretty good one :)

  • http://www.emmihearts.blogspot.co.uk Emily

    Such a good read Rosie, I wish my day to day life made for such good photography :) Hoping for more of these posts xx

    EmmiHearts

  • http://emslittlethings.blogspot.co.uk/ Emily

    Such a lovely post, and stunning photos! Teddy’s gorgeous as well, I long for the day when I can get a dog, no time to commit at the moment but one day! :) Em xx

  • http://erstwhilefelicity.blogspot.co.uk/ Sonia

    Oh this is such a lovely post Rosie. I loved the photos! :)

  • http://doorbelle.blogspot.com Liesa

    Such an original post, Rosie! Absolutely lovely to read. Ahh, the organisation! Beautiful photos also! xx

  • http://www.girlinbrogues.com Saskia

    I love Silk! Best programme on TV right now.

    You have such great day-to-day routine. I’d love to take walks everyday in the countryside.

    Saskia / girlinbrogues.com

  • http://kimiandme.blogspot.co.uk/ christina

    you are such a beauty, your post put a big smile on my face :-)

  • http://lilylipstick.blogspot.com LilyLipstick

    Love this post! x

  • Emily

    Your house looks so lovely Rosie! Can’t believe its the same place I visited all that time ago!
    :))

  • http://www.sweetlc.blogspot.com Holly

    What a gorgeous post Rosie, I loved it. Your photos look absolutely amazing. And I am in love with your kitchen table and chairs and that plant!

    Sweet Like Cinnamon

  • http://www.littleappletree.co.uk Angela

    What a lovely post, Rosie! Your bedroom is gorgeous…so serene! I love ranunculus, too, but I never see them in the florists in the village. Must look further afield.

  • http://www.joyfelicityjane.com Tania

    SO this is the second time I’m typing this out.. because my internet is being a little shit this morning! I’m loving your content lately, serious inspiration..I’m taking notes! You look stunning in the first photo! Also I want your boyfriend jeans they look amazing and so comfy!! Oh and one last thing.. is there.. I don’t know.. like a cottage to rent near your house that I could move into?! haha (I’m not kidding) miss you TONS xxxxxx

  • http://bettybuttonpie.blogspot.com Ashlie

    Lovely post, your dog is adorable! x

  • Lyndsay

    I just loved this post! Your photos are absolutely beautiful! What kind of editing program do you use? Also I would looooove more recipe posts, or even links to the ones your using just now, I’m cooking daft at the moment! xx

  • http://twitter.com/_joanhaywood Joan

    You’re very lucky you only get up at 7:30, I’m up at 6.20 weekdays (thanks to my boyfriend) I long for the days when I get to spend an extra hour in bed!

    Teddy is such a beautiful pup, I love spaniels. Unfortunately we don’t have room for a dog, but if I feel like I’m missing out I pop over to my mum’s. She has 3 dogs including a spaniel.

    It made me laugh to think of you shouting at the cutlery draw, mostly because it is the kind of thing I do. I go by the motto “if in doubt shout” even if it doesn’t fix the problem I feel much better about the situation!

    xx

  • http://www.sallytangle.blogspot.com sally

    GAAAH Rosie i love this post so so very much! More please!!!! I love your sweet little pictures and it’s no wonder you keep snapping those gorgeous blooms, they are HEAVEN! I am beyond excited for Peonies to pop back into season. Jeez i need to stop wishing my life away as its rather great just as it is! Mmmm i ADORE Halloumi, can you believe that we only discovered it last year?!? I feel as if i owe to it to come up with some new recipes for that melty goodness. We made THE most heavenly little sort of kebabs last summer with halloumi, courgette, peppers, red onion and drizzled them with some home-made lemon thyme pesto and then grilled them. They were AMAZING. Also that little young man of yours just gets more and more handsome as he gets older! Bless his little ‘i have got your sock face.’ My mum and dads collie/cocker spaniel cross (crazy lunatic rescue dog) used to steal our socks and hide them in her basket. Bless!!

    Anyway enough of my ranty, pouring all my life out to you comments! Have a fab rest of week beautiful lady!!!!! Ps, you are an EXPERT pinner. I want to live in your boards. That is all xxxxxxxxx

  • http://bluesheepdaily.WordPress.com elina

    I always find it so interesting to see how other people have spent their day, it gives you perspective and new ideas. Hope you make more posts like this in the future. :)

  • http://www.prettygreentea.com Daisy

    Your photos are lovely!

  • http://www.prettygreentea.com Daisy

    Your photos are lovely!

  • http://www.palindromepoppet.com Hannah PalindromePoppet

    These posts are so lovely to read, I always find it funny how hearing of the little moments of someone else’s life can bring over a sense of calm! Also, thanks so much for introducing me to ranunculus! Never heard of them before but they are so beautiful, I MUST get some! xxx

  • http://www.sevenlivesandmore.com/ Melodie

    Beautiful post Rosie, love your photos as usual and everytime I see Teddy’s cute face i literally harass my guy to get a dog! I’ll drive him crazy one day thank to this cute little face!
    Have a good week lovely!
    xoxo
    Melodie

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  • http://www.dreams-etc.com Crystal @ Dreams, etc.

    I always love posts where people take a photo an hour. Your photos are stunning your dog is adorable. I loved the picture of him with the sock. And the light on the surface of the tea… so beautiful1

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