Words About the Weekend #9

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.

guest series

The eighth blogger to write a post for this series is Ross from Isablog.  I’ve only just discovered his blog and was blown away by it.  There is a rawness and emotion to Ross’ writing that I hadn’t expected.  Please do take a look.

So over to Sara from Jodhpurs for Maisie to tell us more about his weekend rituals.

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

I am usually the last one home so I often nip and get fish and chips so that we don’t have to cook. Once tea is over me, my husband and my 7 year old daughter all get into our PJs, get into our bed an take it in turns to read chapters of Harry Potter. When Maisie has gone to bed at about 8 pm Paul and I will have a glass of wine and chat about weekend plans, he then sometimes goes to the pub and I either do a bit of work on my blog or catch up on TV.

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

Maisie has swimming on Saturday morning and jujitsu on Sunday morning, she used to have tennis on Saturday afternoon but it was just too much. After swimming we always go to the same place for coffee and a sausage sandwich and then go and do the food shopping, not that exciting but once it is out of the way we don’t have to think about it.

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

Paul takes Maisie to jujitsu on Sunday morning and then they go for a swim. This gives me three hours to myself. The first week it happened I rushed around like a crazy thing doing the housework, but  I realised that I should use the time for me. I have a leisurely breakfast, walk the dog, do a bit of work on the book that I am writing, generally please myself. I make a nice lunch for us all to eat together when they get home and we decide what to do in the afternoon.


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

Sunday morning is just for me, one week I just lay on the sofa with my eyes closed thinking of nice things – it had been a particularly stressful week at work and I was exhausted. I also tend to have baths at all times of the day, 2pm is a great time to get in a hot bath with a cup of tea and a good book.  

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?
I never check work emails. I “forget” to take my phone with me or I leave it in the car. I don’t like to have too many arrangements at the weekend so that we can just mooch about as a family. Sunday from 4pm is sacred family time, big Sunday lunch, nice red wine, just us.
I love the sound of Sara’s Sunday afternoons.
Thank you so much to Sara for taking part in this guest series.
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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. April 14, 2018 / 8:52 am

    These posts are so great for a nosy one like me !!This sounds a fab weekend!! #thesatsesh

  2. April 14, 2018 / 2:38 pm

    Love reading about how other families are making weekends a place of calm and re-grouping! Thanks for sharing #thesatsesh

  3. April 14, 2018 / 6:15 pm

    I love this series. In this post I really love the idea of 4pm Sunday onwards being family time only. Great idea. If you need any future bloggers to participate in this series I would love to have a go #thesatsesh

    • onamindfulmummymission
      April 15, 2018 / 4:53 pm

      Ooooh yes please! I’ll email you Xx

  4. April 15, 2018 / 8:04 am

    How great to have a caring partner who enables you to have time for yourself. really enjoying this series. #thesatsesh

  5. April 15, 2018 / 7:57 pm

    awww sounds like a lovely family that work well together X #thesatsesh

  6. April 17, 2018 / 9:35 pm

    #thesatsesh dude totes jel, i wrote that my mr brings me a cuppa – ummm 3 hours of lush time!!! I’ll be having a word, lol..what a lovely relaxed weekend of time as both a unit, couple and ‘me’ time, sounds like she has her weekends sorted. love this series 🙂

  7. April 22, 2018 / 5:34 pm

    I love these posts as I am naturally curious, aka nosy! I always wonder what other people get up to at the weekend. Sara’s little Sunday morning break sounds blissful!

    • onamindfulmummymission
      April 23, 2018 / 8:55 pm

      I know – they really do don’t they!? xx

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