11am - Meet up with my friend Katie, her gorgeous boy Walt and her sister who's visiting for the day. We tackle the giant hill and chat family dramas on the walk to Rhyme Time.
11.20am - We're a little late so squeeze into the corner ready to sing Alice the Camel (my favourite) and do the Hokey Cokey.
12pm - We wander around Sainsbury's and consider our options for Halloween costumes and Christmas jumpers for the bubbas. There's really no sense of urgency when you're on maternity leave so we probably spend a bit too long there... Ben falls asleep on the way home.
1pm - I get home just before the postman arrives with a present from my friend Amy, who's coming to visit on Monday. I open it whilst making a bottle for Ben as, of course, he's hungry again.
1.15pm - Once Ben is fed and happy, I leave him on his play mat again and make myself some soup. I eat it sat on the floor with Ben so I can make faces and shake rattles at him.
2pm - We try a little bit of tummy time, and it takes about a minute before Ben gets annoyed. Time for another nap...
2.15pm - I run around and do all my boring chores - mostly laundry and tidying the kitchen. Try to call the hairdressers to change my appointment but they don't pick up and then totally forget to do it later on. That's one for tomorrow.
3pm - Ben wakes up for a bit more food, followed by a bit more play time. It's at this point that I text Paul about how the day is dragging... I'll be impressed if anyone is still reading at this point! I half play with Ben and half make a food shopping list for the weekend. Text some pals about preferred pizza toppings for our pizza-making party next week.
4pm - Time for another nap... It's harder to put Ben down this time so after trying a couple of times I give in and let him sleep on me. Pop Gossip Girl on to entertain me, and text a few more people about meeting up in the coming week or so. Staying in the house for even half a day is driving me a little insane already. At one point, the door goes with a parcel (I ordered Robert Webb's book last night) so I have to get up carefully or risk disturbing my sleeping baby.
5pm - Another round of food for Ben whilst we watch Gossip Girl together. I explain the whole Blair/Chuck situation to him, but don't think that he really cares...
5.30pm - We're now on the countdown for Paul to get home so we go upstairs and stick on the Cheesy Hits playlist on Spotify so we can have a singalong whilst I fold the clean laundry. Ben is in the best mood he's been in all day and laughs a lot when we sing Mambo No. 5.