Our weekend: the importance of being idle


Some weekends are utterly hectic and manic. Like last weekend. Sunday night arrives and you fall into a heap onto the couch and could weep that it is Monday tomorrow. You’ve done so much. However, other weekends can be far calmer and quieter and much more relaxed. And idle.


Hubby had been away for a few nights last week so he was keen to take Lottie to ballet & tap on Saturday morning. Which was lovely, because Harry & I could have extra cuddles in bed and there was no rush to get ready. We watched Thunderbirds and then I helped him make his train track and we played trains on the living rom floor.

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When they returned, I took the twins to a local soft play centre and they had a bounce on some bouncy castles and played with the toys.

Hubby made flapjacks with the twins in the afternoon and then Saturday night we sat and watched Hubby prove his manliness and Fatherly skills – lighting fireworks in the garden whilst we said “Ooooooh” and “Ahhhh”.


On Sunday morning none of us felt like rushing about (again) and so after another lazy morning in front of the TV Lottie and I walked to the local shop for milk and bread.

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And then we all just pottered about and played, read and watched TV for the rest of the day. The weather was totally miserable too which never motivates me to get out and about. We watched our first Christmas movie together (first of many I hope), Nico the Reindeer! Which prompted Harry to ask whether it was Christmas or not yet! Errr, not quite!

We decided to ditch the roast dinner on Sunday and opted for making home-made pizza’s instead! Harry & Lottie loved putting all the different toppings on and then we all ate it together with coleslaw and sweetcorn. And then I worked on a couple of proposals in the evening after their bedtime for some potential freelance work.

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It was nice to spend time together, laze about and catch up. Perfect.



  1. November 9, 2015 / 11:08 am

    Sounds like a perfect weekend Jess. Sometimes we need a quiet one to regroup and build our energy levels back up – especially at this time of year with Christmas just around the corner. Xxx

    • Jess
      November 9, 2015 / 1:16 pm

      You’re so right. Both hubby and I were feeling quite tired this weekend. Hope yours was lovely xx

  2. November 9, 2015 / 2:14 pm

    Sounds delicious, you have no idea how much I love pottering. I sometimes schedule lazy weekends into my diary to make sure no chores creep in!

    • Jess
      November 9, 2015 / 2:22 pm

      Oh wow what a GREAT idea – might start doing the same 🙂 xx

  3. November 15, 2015 / 8:23 pm

    It sounds very much like our last weekend Jess. I always used to feel really guilty not having anything planned, but the realisation was that the kids were happy to just be at home. So last Sunday we didn’t even get dressed. And even though I felt guilty at first, I was embracing it by the end of the day. We all need our idle days, especially coming up to Christmas xx

    • Jess
      November 15, 2015 / 9:15 pm

      Sounds wonderful and much needed. I feel guilty too but actually it is so nice to relax and unwind xx

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