Day in the Life of … Sarah Gifford

It’s raining outside!  I can’t pack the children off to the park or into the garden. How do I get my work done without sitting them in front of the TV?

I didn’t get to bed until midnight last night as I had 300 e-mails to trawl through once I had cleared the holiday washing – we were camping last week!  Despite setting the alarm for 8.15am I didn’t surface until  9.30am. What a luxury not to have the school run to contend with!  After supervising the family breakfast and a quick shower and hair wash, I tackled the Tuesday morning chores: changed the towels and stripped the children’s beds.

At  11am I took my 14 year old son Peter to the Drs to have a very sore toe checked over. On top of this we discovered that my 9 year old daughter had some unwanted visitors! –  her first head lice infestation in two years! I thought we were past all that!  After the Dr’s appointment, we popped to the chemist to buy the necessary lotions (£15 a bottle!) and then to the vets to stock up on pet food.

Home for a quick bagel lunch. Now, how to entertain my 9 year old daughter for the afternoon? Luckily , a couple of days ago, she’d talked me into buying her some felt and patterned fabric off-cuts so that she could make a cartoon character that she’d designed. Today was as good a day as any to get her started on it. I then disappeared into the office whilst my husband tackled some ironing. Despite stopping every 30 minutes to help my daughter with her creation, I got quite a lot done. I pulled together some information ready for a 7.30pm meeting with a potential new trader. I answered several queries from team members and called a couple of customers. I also managed to clear a pile of outstanding orders.

Later in the afternoon, my husband prepared dinner with a bit of help from my son whilst I made the children’s beds and freshened up for my meeting.

Off to Salisbury after dinner to meet with my potential new recruit then home for a delousing session for everyone – just in case! Makes me itch just thinking about it!


Sarah Gifford lives in Rural Dorset with her husband and 2 children.

You can find Sarah over at Sarah Loves Cards where she is an Independent Partner at Flamingo Paperie. Providing great quality cards, giftwrap, postcards,stationery and more at fabulous prices direct to your door.

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