pictures of an ordinary day

crazy kitten

There’s no such thing as a typical day, we’re not tied to school hours, and we take each day as it comes. Yesterday was just an ‘ordinary day’. We pottered about the house, Lola was volunteering at the Museum and had Junior Rangers. It was rainy most of the day so we spent lots of time indoors! Here’s a few photos from our day :)

porridge, maple syrup, strawberries

My days always start with feeding the animals. Baya wakes up around 7ish and usually wants to get straight up to see the kitten! Once the cats, chickens and guinea pigs are fed, I get breakfast too! Yesterday was cold and wet and called for porridge with maple syrup and strawberries!


Rainy days mean no hanging the laundry outside, instead it all has to go in the conservatory!

fresh eggs

There’s always fresh eggs to be collected in the mornings {as long as you can find them!} The downside to having free-range chickens is they like to hide their eggs!! It’s like having an easter egg hunt every day ;)

walking to the musuem

Time to take Lola to the musuem, the joy of living in town is that most things are only a short walk away. 10 minutes there and back…


Home for a snack… crackers and cheese were requested.

cake baking

After which Baya decided it was time to make a cake {this kiddo LOVES to bake – she’d make cake every day!}

pottery wheel

Amd Kiki got her pottery wheel out for some crafty time.


Back across town to pick Lola back up and home for some lunch


with Baya’s cake for desert {complete with whipped cream!}

wall walking
long grass fun

Then it was time to take Lola out again! She gets picked up by friends to go to Junior Rangers at a local country park. It had stopped raining so we walked home through the churchyard and the little girlies had a run through the long grass!


I made the mistake of sitting {laying} on the sofa and must have dozed off for 20 minutes… woke up to find Kiki and Baya eating a bowl of strawberries watching Netflix on the kindle. As I woke up I could hear Kiki saying “She’s asleep, quick put another one on!


These gorgeous fabrics came in the post, I have a project lined up for them already.

baby cucumbers

My baby cucumber plants are growing! We keep them in the conservatory as it gets lovely and warm in there, last year we had lots of cucumbers, hoping for more of the same this year.

pass the parcel
party time

Papa came home, Lola came home, we ate dinner {cauliflower cheese} and then Kiki had arranged a ‘Kiki-land’ party. We played a pass-the-parcel she had made, as well as musical statues and musical cushions! She loves arranging little parties for us!


Kiki requested me to show her how to play ‘the clock game’ again… so we did {after we managed to find a pack of cards that had all 52 cards still} Then finally bedtime… I went pretty much as soon as the kiddos did – need lots of sleeps right now ;)



  1. lisa prince
    May 29, 2014 / 09:47

    looks like a busy fun filled week , also a mad house like my own lol x

  2. May 29, 2014 / 12:10

    Looks a great week, must be nice not to have an ordinary. Are chickens hard work? Egg hunts sound fun :)

  3. K Turner
    May 29, 2014 / 12:14

    Kiki-Land party sounds like lots of fun :-) we have the same guinness glass lol

  4. May 29, 2014 / 13:21

    slightly distracted by that awesome striped mint jumper. it’s awesome! also, fresh eggs would be amazing right now.

    • June 2, 2014 / 09:38

      fab isn’t it?! Charity shop find last week!!! {kinda wished it was in my size :p}

  5. May 29, 2014 / 14:04

    What a great busy week! Especially with the weather being so miserable! Very creative

  6. Mina Joshi
    May 29, 2014 / 14:08

    Sounds like a busy day to me. Glad to see that it wasn’t a day of watching TV and computer games like in some household I know.

  7. Emily
    May 29, 2014 / 15:25

    Such a busy day! Those strawberries look so yummy. I’ve not taught my daughter ‘the clock’ game yet but I must!

  8. May 29, 2014 / 15:58

    I love seeing photos of a normal day. So often all we see is the COOL and FUN stuff (this day did look cool and fun… but in a normal way if you know what I mean!) That cake looks seriously good too.

  9. May 29, 2014 / 16:20

    for me morning always starts with porridge, but i dont experiment much with flavours

  10. May 29, 2014 / 16:39

    Really love reading about your home schooling! Sounds like a great ‘normal’ day. How creative are your girls? x

  11. May 29, 2014 / 20:46

    What’s the clock game? It looks really familiar for some reason.

  12. May 29, 2014 / 22:33

    Looks like a lovely day!

    I am clueless about what the clock game is too!

  13. May 30, 2014 / 00:00

    What a fun packed day. I always wanted to have a pottery wheel as a child. I must look in to lessons

  14. May 30, 2014 / 00:25

    What a fantastic yet busy day it looks like you had :) x

  15. May 30, 2014 / 01:43

    Great pictures, I always find it really interesting seeing little snippets into others daily lives! Maybe I’m just nosy lol

  16. May 30, 2014 / 01:55

    Love the idea of the Kiki land party! I think Daphne would enjoy doing that too :)

  17. ninjacat
    May 30, 2014 / 10:00

    Kiki land party is S O fun , love your pictures

  18. May 30, 2014 / 11:19

    What a lovely post! It’s so nice to get a proper nose into someone else’s day and yours looks brilliant :-)

  19. May 30, 2014 / 11:22

    Well if that’s an ordinary day, i’d love to see what an extraordinary day looks like! Looks like you all had lots of fun! xxx

  20. May 30, 2014 / 14:03

    What a lovely sounding day! And I remember the round the clock game – I used to love that!! I must try to remember it to show my little ones!

  21. May 30, 2014 / 19:49

    What a lovely sounding day – and I adore her jumper!!!

  22. May 30, 2014 / 20:01

    I miss having fresh eggs in the morning… the one from the superstore taste nothing like it :-(

  23. May 30, 2014 / 21:30

    Sounds like a lovely day. I love the way you have to hunt for your eggs. We had chickens as a child and I remember having to do that too.

  24. May 30, 2014 / 23:58

    Wow – kitty and porridge and baking – oh my! Looks like a fun filled day with the little ones! I love the dancing lead by Dad – they look like a newer cooler version of that old Genesis album.

  25. May 31, 2014 / 01:56

    Love this post – so nice to see a glimpse of your daily life and fresh eggs! We are getting chickens soon and cannot wait for the daily feed and egg collection :) Also love the kiki dance party :)

    Laura x

  26. May 31, 2014 / 14:55

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  27. May 31, 2014 / 15:55

    Looks like a great way to spend the day, love the idea of an evening bedroom party, looks fun!

  28. May 31, 2014 / 20:50

    Lovely to see a post of your daily life. It looks like you get up to lots of fun things.

  29. June 1, 2014 / 07:07

    What a fabulous week you have had – kitty is a cutie

  30. June 2, 2014 / 13:40

    Looks like a lovely day – i love posts like this! I’d forgot about the clock game until I saw this, must teach Dex & Flo :)

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