The Hour that Sets the Tone: My Morning Routine

Daily writing prompt
What are your morning rituals? What does the first hour of your day look like?

I used to hate early mornings, but now I much prefer them. Thus I usually get up about 7.20am.


Once I’m up and awake, I wash and get dressed. Letting the dog out for a pee at some point during the getting up and ready process.

Then it’s the all essential first cuppa of the day, which is tea (never coffee, I can’t stand the stuff) and sometimes I’ll have something light to eat as well, such as a piece of fruit, a yoghurt or a scone.

bowl of yoghurt with berries on top.
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Whilst I’m having this the dog will be eating his breakfast, and generally wanting a fuss and attention.

Once breakfast is over I’ll do any really quick tasks that need to be done, and then it’s off out for the first walk of the day.

Are you an early bird, or a night owl? I used to be a night owl, but now enjoy early mornings and getting on with the day.


Breakfast Time, what will it be?

I notice it is #WorldCerealDay today, so thought I’d write a list of my top 5 cereal choices.

A drawing of a box of cereal, alongside it there’s a huge milk jug, a bowl full of cereal and a spoon beside it.
  1. Rice Crispies
  2. Weetabix.
  3. All Bran.
  4. Readybrek.
  5. Cheerios.