This time, I wanted to make the blog post a bit more personal. On Instagram, in the small caption that is available, I never feel like there is enough space to do so and then, I always had the impression that the platform is a bit more visual than “text-y”. Still, what I do to share personal experiences, is Instagram stories and that is how you kind of get a glimpse of what we do in our spare time.
I still work full time, but like many of us, on the side I am working on something that I want to become my full time. Lately, every day when I am free from work, I try to do very detailed Insta stories. I enjoy doing these the most because even though it’s still just a glimpse into our spare time, put together, they make up a story. I wish I did them more often, but when I’m doing the usual trip by the tube and then work I feel like it would be all the same every day.
Last Sunday, I woke up at 5.30 am, even earlier than when I am going to work because the previous night I was too lazy to do wash my hair. So annoying early alarm it was! After this I would get a start on my makeup and Paul would make breakfast – ideally. Did I mention that he is a much better cook than I am? In the mornings, I also sort out any details when it comes to outfits. Everything that we are about to shoot is on a clothing rack in the living room, but sometimes I wait until the morning to find the accessories for each one…lazy again.
Depending on what location we have in mind, we might leave really early if it’s a touristic one that’s packed with people by 9 am, or we leave more relaxed, around 8 am if it’s any other location but touristic. This time we decided to introduce some family time into our spare time and we invited two of Paul’s sisters out for photos and a cup of coffee in a cute place.
The cute place that I am talking about is Saint Aymes in Central London and most likely, you have already seen at least a picture from there before. But of course, we wanted our own cute pictures. The Cafe only opens at 10 but we were there 45 minutes before to do some scouting in the area also. When we got there at 9.15, the place was empty, but by the time we got back at 9.45…packed! You’ll see one of my pictures that I’ve put on my Instagram stories and that Saint Aymes shared – hihi! It’s needless to say that it’s a very successful cafe, with very strong coffee- beware for those who are used to lattes.
Because we had the girls with us, I felt much more relaxed and not at all intimidated to have someone watching us shoot. They were so helpful also! There is always a wardrobe malfunction – this time, I was wearing a very fitted lacy short dress and I was meant to put heels on. It’s just…the moment I bent down to put my heels on, I could feel my dress holding me straight. When I am writing this I am blushing a little, but they actually put my heels on for me. Of course, on top of that they are beautiful and photogenic so we had to take a few pictures together…which you will see if you scroll down.
This was the most exciting part of the day really – shooting, which is something that we do almost every single day when I am not working. And if we are not shooting, we are scouting for locations which luckily, London has plenty of them. The rest of our spare time consisted of a few emails, writing Sunday’s blog post on Sunday at 2pm…lazy! But, in our defense, we did go to the gym.
Can you believe that last week was my first ever time going to the gym? I have been to pilates and yoga classes, but never to an actual boring gym and it turns out, it’s not so boring after all. I most enjoy the end of our session (yes we are one of those annoying couples who go to the gym together) when we do stretching. It’s so funny seeing Paul doing the dancer kind of stretching 😀
This would be a not so detailed description of our spare time. Some variables might change, but we always start with shooting early in the morning. I can’t count how many times I was wearing a full face of makeup by 8 in the morning 😀
Hope you like the more personal posts about our spare time and if you do, let me know so that I know to do more of them.