My favourite Sunday’s are those where the day begins slowly, when the sky is blue and the sun shines brightly through my window as day breaks. There’s an autumn glow around at the minute which always makes me smile – and the thought of those winter morning frosts with crunchy leaves under foot fills me with so much joy. There’s nothing quite like wrapping up and heading out with a coffee for a little walk. Blowing away the cobwebs and enjoying all the little conversations that don’t always happen on a week day because life moves at such a fast pace. As a busy working mummy, where week days run by military precision what I enjoy most about a weekend at this time of year is enjoying life at a slower pace.
A weekend just like the last one is high on my list for my most favourite way to spend a Sunday. You know when you just need to re group, take some time for yourself, catch up on the little things and escape routine. A Sunday where the day starts with a little lie-in, snuggles and a cosy cup of something hot in bed and a full fat breakfast of pancakes, crispy bacon and syrup. Yes, high on the list of things I need to repeat right the way through this colder snap. Does anyone else feel like they want to hibernate? At least for the first few hours of a Sunday.
Quickly followed by us heading out for a walk around the lake at Trentham Gardens, which second to the beach is our little family happy place. Wrapped up in our winter woollies with a stop off for hot chocolate at the half way point and if we’re lucky a fish finger sandwich with lashings of butter and tomato ketchup from the cafe as we come out of the trees at the other end. It’s the perfect stop off point, to look out over the lake – a stunning view on a bright day where life really does come to a stand still. Stomping around Trentham is our new Sunday morning ritual and if truth be told I cannot wait to do it all over again this coming weekend. We’re actually off to do their Elf Adventure this weekend so I am certain that we will be feeling all festive afterwards.
Weekends are so precious, a little concentrated family time together whether we’re off on an adventure or pottering around the house. I can hand on heart say that we all look forward to our weekends, more so the ones where we have fewer plans at this time of year. I love these days so much, cocooned in our little family bubble is the best place to be. This is why it is so necessary to have a haven, a place where time goes by at nature’s pace, a place where you can unwind, a place where you can let your imagination roam free and most important to me, a place I can make memories with my family. As a family we are most definitely creatures of habit with the occasional bit of spontaneity thrown in to mix it up a little. I’m all for routine and adding a walk around the lake on a Sunday morning feels like the right amount of repeativeness.