Words About the Weekend #5

In my introductory post to this new guest series I mentioned that ‘Words About The Weekend’ is a chance to be a bit nosey about other bloggers and what they get up to on a Saturday and Sunday.

The questions deliberately focus on principles of mindfulness – self-care, being present, appreciation and gratitude.

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The fifth blogger to write a post for this series is a blogging buddy of mine – Sherry from Life At Cook’s Cabin .

How do you usually kick the weekend off on a Friday night?

I finish early on a Friday, so I start it off by skipping to J’s school to pick her up, and then we quickly get her home and changed ready for swimming lessons. Following this we either stop for coffee and cake together and chat about the week, or we make homemade pizzas together while we wait for the hubster to finish work.


What do you usually do as a family at the weekend?  Any regular activities?

J has tennis lessons on a Saturday morning, so while she’s doing that we take it in turns in the gym, and then spend the afternoon doing outdoor activities such as a walk in the New Forest or in the South Downs. For my own mental wellbeing I need to get out, and I love the fact that J is an outdoorsy child. On Sunday’s the hubster and J go swimming or to play tennis, and we follow that with a walk and a family roast at home.



What does your partner or another member of the family regularly do for you on the weekend that you are appreciative of? 

The Hubster often takes J out on a Sunday morning to let me rest or recover, and often offers to take her to tennis on a Saturday, which I am of course very grateful for.


How do you fit moments of self-care into the weekend?

I’m working on this at the moment, particularly with moving from part time to full time hours. For me, self care is about recognising my need to get out and away from screens and to stop stressing about and worrying things at work which are out of my control. Fresh air is the best medicine for me, and I love nothing more than plugging my music in, and going for a walk to clear my head and help me refocus for the week ahead


How do you make sure you slow down a little at the weekend?  Or re-connect with the family if it’s been a busy week with lots of people doing lots of different things?

Last year we made a conscious decision to spend more time as a family unit, particularly on Sunday afternoons to help J prepare for school. We don’t rush around as much as we used to, and we ensure that we spend time together as a family unit, but also having an early night and much needed rest on a Friday to allow us be the best versions we can be of ourselves.

 I’m sure you’ll agree this sounds like a lovely weekend with a great balance of organised activity and downtime.  And Sherry is so right about fresh air being excellent for wellbeing!  
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If you’d like to take part in the guest series please email me at admin@missionmindfulness.co.uk.  Thank you!

handwritten Hayley



  1. February 15, 2018 / 12:23 pm

    Ah thanks so much for featuring me, I hope you’re having a lovely day x

    • onamindfulmummymission
      February 16, 2018 / 4:37 pm

      Pleasure love! xx

  2. February 17, 2018 / 8:33 am

    I also need to get out in the fresh air. I like the sound of a paired back Sunday too. #thesatsesh

  3. February 17, 2018 / 3:06 pm

    Sounds like a lovely weekend! I must stop using ‘spare’ time to just get chores and work done. I would love some unwind time too. Great idea for a series #thesatsesh x

  4. February 17, 2018 / 8:13 pm

    wow so busy. You can’t beat a walk and roast X #thesatsesh

  5. February 17, 2018 / 8:21 pm

    This week has been a crazy busy week! Sickness took over the house. So this weekend is going to be spent getting life back in order! #thesatsesh

    • onamindfulmummymission
      February 17, 2018 / 8:24 pm

      Oh poor you guys – good luck getting back on track xx

  6. emptynestmummy
    February 18, 2018 / 2:32 pm

    I’m a great believer in keeping Sundays calm too. We try to avoid playdates and just chill out, playing games or having ‘adventures’.

  7. February 20, 2018 / 8:01 pm

    #thesatsesh ohh i wanna play tennis! Sundays were made for calm and family…and yorkshire puddings

  8. February 21, 2018 / 4:57 pm

    I plan on grabbing some fresh air during my lunch break today! It is unseasonable warm, and fianlly sunny. 2 things I love! What a great series, btw. #thesatsesh xoxo

  9. February 22, 2018 / 8:31 pm

    We love homemade pizzas on a Friday too and getting out in the fresh air is definitely a weekend essential.

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