I hope you are all enjoying the extra long weekend! To celebrate having two extra days in a weekend, I thought I’d share some photos of how we spend our Saturdays.
I’m not much of a morning person. Fortunately, my husband is. He always gets up with the kids so I can have a sleep-in on Saturday morning. What a wonderful man he is!
Then, it’s time for coffee. I just can’t start my day without two strong cups of it.
And digital radio. I never miss Saturday Extra or By Design, although my kids usually make so much noise they drown out the sound (click the links to podcast). It took me so long to cough up the dough to buy a digital radio. Why did I wait so long?! You can pause it!
Then it’s off to our local park, a wonderful place with a kiosk that serves great coffee. It’s our Second Space closer to home.
No matter how good our intentions, we never seem to be able to get out the house before 10AM. Luckily, the kiosk serves breakfast all day. Here is a bircher museli with a view:
In the afternoon it’s time for a little home maintenance. We feel blessed our children will grow up with grass under their feet. Here is my husband wearing our national costume of board shorts and thongs (you might know them as flip-flops?).
On the weekends I have a little more time to read. I found a way I can read the entire paper including all the liftouts and cartoons for
free (UPDATE: Unfortunately they’ve installed a paywall on this app now, so I’ll have to look for another news source 😦 ).
And then it’s time for dinner. Usually my husband cooks dinner on Saturdays so I can have the evening off. He’s been making the same ricotta and spinach cannelloni for years. The kids love his cooking more than mine, even though I cook for them almost every night—it’s so unfair! But last night, I decided to make this pasta with cream, smoked salmon, dill and capers. Who would have thought that I would actually get a round of applause from my family when I announced I was making this dish, but they all love it so much!
Once everyone is finally in bed, I have a little me-time. You know that moment, when you can slow down for a moment because finally, nobody needs you? I try to remember to pause, take a few deep breaths, and savour that feeling. Usually, I have a rule that I never stay up late blogging. But on the weekends I sometimes make an exception.
But that’s enough from me. I’d love to know how you start your weekends.
What’s your Saturday morning routine?
P.S. Organised Habits starts Wednesday!