There are other optional extras that are by no means necessary but still good. I like a lazy start to the day. No school, no rush. Those weekend mornings are so precious. A nice breakfast, something we wouldn't have time for on a weekday. Some crafting or sewing is always welcome. Some relaxed playing or DVD watching, when everyone is doing something different but all we're moving around in the same space, chattering away to each other all the while. Cooking, lots of cooking. And eating too. Our weekends do seem to revolve around food an awful lot. In fact one of my favourite things to do on a Friday is plan what we'll cook over the weekend. Then a slow Sunday night; some tv, a bit of blog reading, general tidying and sorting and readying ourselves for the week ahead.
Well today I didn't get to listen to the Archers, but I did get the rest. A slow start, a morning walk in the woods. The first mince pie of the season. A little sewing and then roast chicken and a glass of wine. There was also homework, reading books, spellings, endless amounts of washing up, vaccuming and refereeing sibling squabbles but that's ok, that's life. Tell me, what would be your perfect Sunday?
Also - I have another question for you: when do you put up your Christmas decorations? I've noticed this weekend on Instagram that a lot of folks in Canada and the US are putting Christmas trees up already! That seems very early to me. Is it to do with Thanksgiving? We get out the advent calendar and a few bits and bobs on the first of December, but it's all very low key. The tree and the main part of the festive decorating doesn't happen in our house until at least mid-December. I'm curious, how do you do it in your home?