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.
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.
If you’d like to take part in the guest series please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org. Thank you!