Sundays are supposed to be the day of rest, right? For me they tend to include a Netflix marathon, an inability to remove my pyjamas and some kind of culinary feast that usually in one way or another involves pancakes. However for the past few Sundays I’ve found myself going here, there and everywhere, travelling, stuck in traffic and singing my head off to Arctic Monkeys. If you ever see a girl in a banger, struggling with hill starts and
singing shouting ‘Mardy Bum’ at the top of her lungs then yeah, that’s me. Though driving alone in my car is fast becoming one of my favourite pastimes – gosh I’m cool – it just doesn’t feel very ‘Sunday‘ you know? So whenever these types of occasions roll around, the minute I step back in the flat I try to get in the mood and make time for the following activities:
1. Bathtime. I really do believe that making sure that your bath to shower ratio is tipped more towards the tub is the secret to a happy life. I LOVE BATHS. If you can’t already tell by my oodles of Weekend Posts that have served as odes to things. This selection of posts talks you through my favourites.
2. A Mani. Groan. Even though I’ve managed to refine my mani routine down to just the essential steps it still is a bit of a beauty bore for me. To combat this, much to Mark’s protests as he despises the smell of nail polish, I multi-task and lacquer up while watching whatever box set we’re currently binging on. To see my regime in action check out this video – it’s an oldie, but nothing has really changed – and currently setting up shop on my nails is this bargain shade from Barry M.
3. Sweet Treats. In my head along with a traditional Sunday roast comes a humongous helping of something sweet after it. I blame conditioning after many the puddings post-dinner at my Grandma’s for that one. If you’re in the mood to whip up something yourself then check out the Vivianna Does Baking playlist. Also quick question, what would you like to see me whip up next?
4. R&R. A mix of all the above. I often forget just to chill….without my hand attached to my palm. My new favourite ‘give your mind a rest’ activity is to lie on my acupuncture mat (post here, I seriously can’t get enough of it) and read a book. The book usually ends up serving as a blackout blind while I snooze and snore 10 minutes later.
5. Planning. As a straight-up Virgo this is my favourite step. And it’s one of the quick to fit in. On a Sunday evening I like to sit and have a little weekly prep meeting for one; seeing what my diary is looking like for the week, planning out to-do lists for each day (this is the only way I ever get anything done), doing any meal-prep, checking how empty the fridge is and writing up a shopping list. When written like that it sounds like a bloomin’ board meeting, but I’ve got it down to 15 minutes or so and come Monday morning you’ll feel way more ready. Bring. It. On.