Tigerlilly Quinn: When you have no groceries and you want to keep wearing your slippers - Day in the life

Wednesday, 22 November 2017

When you have no groceries and you want to keep wearing your slippers - Day in the life

What I love about my job is that no two days are every the same. What is tricky about my job is that no two days are ever the same! Add to that two cats, two kids and a household to run, like most mums I find juggling it all a bit of a struggle at times.

I'm going to just be straight here and admit, I'm 100% the mum that is remembers the same morning that it's 'dress as a (insert some random theme) day' at school. I'm not always so organised with the day to day 'life admin' and add to that Tom and I both don't drive and sometimes the food shop becomes one of those tasks that we struggle with.

I'm working with Tesco in this post to give their 'Same Day Delivery' service a go. I'm no stranger to online shopping, in fact that is how we generally shop but I actually didn't realise you could get a same day service so this was music to my ears! I think this would solve so many last minute problems  like when we're at the end of a loaf of bread or the milk is running low for the rest of the day.

I love that Tesco have realised how much of a help having a same day service can be for busy families running low on essentials. Sometimes with school runs and kids clubs and working from home the last thing you need to think about it heading to the shops to do your grocery shopping.

All you need to do is order by 1pm to be able to have your shopping delivered the same day from 7pm onwards. Just in time for dinner time. I thought it would be fun to show you a bit of a 'day in our lives' of a regular Tuesday and how we used the service to help out in our day-to-day.

So our day usually starts at around a 6am when I crawl out of bed to the background noise of 'down? Bing?' from Mabli. It's literally her favourite show and the first thing she says upon opening her eyes the morning. I really hope she gets a new favourite soon as I'm a little tired of hearing how many things Bing is claiming are 'a Bing thing' am I right?


Anyway, somehow the next two and a half hours fly by and its the general panic of rushing to get out the house, putting on coats and jumpers and hats and gloves and bribing Mabli into the pushchair. We're home by 9am and its another cup of coffee for me.


Next up I have a few Instagram campaigns to shoot. This is always somewhat of a challenge when I have an almost two year old assistant but it does make things a whole lot more fun too ;)


Whilst Mabli goes down for a nap I finally have a chance to work on a few bits and bobs and also to book my online shop! I love the fact that I don't have to wait until the next day for this and also that I don't have to drag the kids round the supermarket after school, perfect! I've popped a few essentials in like milk, bread and toilet roll but also children's snacks (we are always running low on healthy snacks for kiddos). I've also had a quick look in the fridge and realised we need a few more veggies for tonights meal so popped those on the list as well and picked up a few two - for - one deals I noticed where happening that day. I always find it easier to pick up bargains like that on-line rather than in store as everything is categorised so easily.


Off for pick up a quick play in the park before it starts to rain..


School run done and hope for a bit of chill out time, the kids have a snack and watch their shows whilst I run the hoover around and do some laundry. I can catch up on emails and shoot a few back that are urgent.

I can start to get the kids dinner done now and know that the shopping for ours is arriving at 7pm just before the kids bedtime. We used to try and all eat together but if I'm honest the things Tom and I like to eat or sometimes a bit different from the tastes of a 5 and 1 year old. As much as we'd like them to eat more exciting things sometimes and do try and make them try new things but we do find it easier now to eat our evening meal separately during the week. We also don't want to eat our dinner that early so it works to get the kids to bed before we have ours.


The shopping has arrived! The whole process was so easy and it's brilliant that its only been five hours since I ordered it. This is definitely a service I think I will be using again for sure, I think its so useful for families but also for anyone with a busy life (which I'm sure is all of us). You could even order it on your lunch break on your phone and have it ready for when you get home that evening. 

Mabli goes up to bed with Tom whilst Wilf gets to play lego for half an hour and I can start on our dinner. He then gets half an hour of story time (we've started the second Harry Potter book) and then its off to bed for Wilf and dinner time for us!

We went for a warm autumnal salad with goats cheese, beetroot and root veg (something we could never get the kids to eat ha!)


It was so nice to order this in the morning and have it for dinner that evening, perfect for those days when you just don't have time for a big shop in store or even for when you need the essentials like tea, milk, bread for the next day.

What do you think? Would you try out the Tesco Same Day Delivery service? I'd love to know what you think of the idea and if you'd use it.

In Association with Tesco





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