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A Day in the Life: April 2016

It’s time for another A Day in the Life post! If you don’t know, A Day in the Life is a link-up which Georgie runs, where you write about your day. I’ve been at work all day again, so I was very surprised that I was able to come up with substantial answers to these questions. It’s amazing how much actually happens in one day!

What was one thing you did this morning?
Bought an almond croissant and ate it at the bus stop. I can only buy croissants from self-serve bakery counters, because I’m not fully sure how you’re supposed to say “croissant”. This is probably something they should teach in school, to save me from embarrassing myself in public.

What was one thing you achieved today?
Writing 2000 words towards my Camp NaNoWriMo novel. I didn’t explain Camp NaNoWriMo properly in my previous blog entry. It stands for National Novel Writing Month, so you spend the month writing a novel. The usual goal is to write 50,000 words (that’s what I’m aiming for), but I think you can set your own challenge. I’ve actually been managing to meet my word count for each day, so I’m really pleased with that.

What was something you were not impressed with?
This morning I got to my bus stop early, realised I’d forgotten my lunch and coffee mug so risked missing the bus to run back home in the rain to get it. Then the bus didn’t show up for five minutes, so I started walking to get a different bus and an almond croissant. Then the bus I was waiting for went past me.

What were you doing at 4:25pm?
Standing at the bus stop with water in my shoes. Not fun at all.

How was the weather?
Wet. It rained for the majority of the day, which meant I had to put my overly large hood up and guess which way the bus stop was. I can hardly see anything when my hood’s up, which is probably why I almost walked in front of a bus this morning. So good at life.

What will you do before you go to bed?
Think about all the chocolate I could be having if I hadn’t given up chocolate for April. I want chocolate. I want it now.

Theme: Happy

What four things made you happy today?

  • Doing a full rendition of ‘Under the Sea’ for Andy while he played Fallout 4. I am the best backing track to gunfire and apocalypses.
  • My ham and cheese panini at lunch today.
  • Andy bought me soya milk, so I can have my Special K in the morning. It’s the little things.
  • This.
    I’ve been posting my word counts a lot on Twitter, so if you follow me on there you’ve probably seen enough of this, but I am really, truly enjoying the experience. Writing makes me so happy.


How was your day?

12 thoughts on “A Day in the Life: April 2016

  1. Yay for the word count! I love that feeling when you’ve written the amount you aimed for 😀 It’s a great feeling.

    That almond croissant . . . YUM! I want one! Speaking of food, hang in there with your chocolate craving!!! Boo about the rain, though. This is why I invested in a waterproof trainers XD

  2. Yay for the word count! Well done, you’re awfully good at this, I know I’m awful – I’m always over or under by lots! So well done!

    It’s England – rain is normal 😉 Luckily I have my powerful Dr Martens that never get wet regardless of regular pouring down of rain xD

  3. Congratulations on contributing 2000 words to Camp NaNoWriMo :D. I am sure you will be well prepared when that time actually comes around. I hate the bus schedule because it’s always off X__X. If there is a way you can see a live map of where the bus is, that would be great!

    It sounds like you had a great day, aside from having to wait for the bus :).

  4. Sounds like a rough start to the morning! Though your breakfast sounds yummy. XD Don’t worry I have words I can’t say to this day! XD

    And congrats on your word count! I was gonna try it, but..I decided I needed to get other habits in order first. XD

  5. I feel your pain re: the bus! Sometimes public transport can be so frustrating, especially when it’s raining and your feet are already soaking.

    I hope eating the chocolate made thinking about it better 😀 and I hope it was delicious!

  6. I laughed so hard at the croissant thing. That is exactly something I would do. I had that on the phone with a customer the other day. I didn’t know how to pronounce this car, so I just had to go for it and embarrassed myself so much. When I said it, he was like “U wot, m8?”.

    NaNoWriMo. Every time someone mentions that, I shrivel. I’ve never been able to conquer it. One of these days I will complete the challenge! Congratulations on your word count, though! 😀

    Under the Sea~~~~~~

    I need to get rid of my writer’s block. Or, you know, stop saying it’s writer’s block and see it for what it really is. Procrasti-fucking-nation.

  7. Your croissant problem is very much like my guacamole issue. I mean, I’ve heard it been said and I do say it but I always feel like I’m ruining the way it is suppose to sound. Like Check out this half White half Hispanic girl sounding 100% white ordering Mexican food. orz

  8. I have a kind of southern accent so I pronounce “croissant” like “cruh-sawnt”, very harsh and American. My French friend tried to teach me but it was all round in the beginning and the t was silent like “krwa-sawn” and I just couldn’t get it right. So I pronounce it in my horrible American way and just hope for the best.

  9. That sucks about the bus passing you as you went for a different bus! Yum to the almon croissant though. Those are so good.

    I’m glad you’re having a good time with NaNoWriMo! That’s great that you’ve been meeting your word count each day!

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