Words About the Weekend #11

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 eleventh blogger to write a post for this series and to tell us more about her weekend rituals is  Victoria from Lylia Rose.  So without further ado we’ll move on to the questions.

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

Very rock and roll with some chippy chips!  I’m super healthy and follow a plant based diet, but Friday’s are all about treating ourselves!  As I don’t eat meat, dairy or sugar I can only have chippy chips, but I love them and I look forward to indulging every Friday night.  Go back ten years and I’d have been getting ready for a big night out, but since having children and getting older my priorities and interests have changed.  I still always get that Friday feeling, but just because we have no work and the weekend has landed ready for some quality family time together.

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

On a Saturday morning we usually go to the gym for one hour or two.  They have a kids club so the kids are entertained and play with other children.  We can gym, swim and use the jacuzzi so it’s a great start to the weekend.  We’ll either work on our home or garden which we’ve been doing for a few years, my husband may build some stuff (he’s into woodwork) or we’ll have a family day out occasionally.  Sunday mornings are my daughter’s swimming lesson, then we usually visit family or friends.  If we have no plans we’ll try to get out into the countryside or local hills for at least one hour.

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

Sometimes my husband will get the kids up and ready on a Sunday morning and do their breakfast.  I usually do it every school day as he leaves for work early, so it makes a nice change and means I can have a long shower without rushing or clock watching!


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

My extra long kid-free shower on a Sunday morning and going to the gym.  It’s so important to find time to ourselves whenever we can as it’s always so hectic with two kids here all the time!

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?
We take time to be together and enjoy activities, days out or countryside walks altogether without splitting up so much.  It’s family time and it’s important for us to spend the quality time together after busy working weeks where everything feels rushed and to a strict schedule.
I love the sound of the Jacuzzi on a Saturday morning!
Thank you so much to Victoria 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. Kizmetcava
    May 12, 2018 / 7:18 am

    I love that you do things all together. We have football clubs and training both days in the weekend and we are the only parents that trump up together each week. Weekends are sacred. They should be spent reconnecting after busy busy weeks. Thank you fr sharing. #thesaturdaysesh

  2. May 12, 2018 / 8:05 am

    I’d love if my gym had a kids club. It’d make it so much easier to attend. Great to get nosey on other peoples weekends #thesatsesh

  3. May 12, 2018 / 10:25 pm

    It seems like the weekends we run in all directions but make it a point to come back together for a family dinner on Saturday and Sunday. #thatsatsesh

  4. May 16, 2018 / 8:46 pm

    #thesatsesh seriously contemplating a jacuzzi in the garden…think the upkeep may be similar to another child so havent yet….hmmmm

    • onamindfulmummymission
      May 17, 2018 / 9:56 pm

      Do it, Do it!!!!! xx

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