The little things that make a weekend great.



Waking up early(ish), and seizing the day.

…but also sometimes sleeping in late, and savouring not having to wake to an alarm.

Long walks (preferably with a handsome dog running along ahead and handsome-er partner walking alongside you, if you’ve any to hand).

Reading a book in a bath that’s just the right temperature.

Listening to rain outside, whilst standing at the kitchen window eating ripe peaches and nectarines.

Trips out to the shops for sweet treats in the evenings.

Snacks of hummus on rye bread.

The feeling of sun on your shoulders and cheeks.

Lighting new, never-before-burnt candles.

Wearing all your favourite items of clothing at once, and not really caring if they go together all that well.

Spending time with family (cuddling gorgeous new babies especially).

Netflix marathons (OITNB finale, ohmygoshsoamazing).

Bringing the duvet downstairs and making a nest on the sofa with about a hundred cushions, and at least one hot water bottle.

…and not going on the internet all that much at all.

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  • Sophie

    perfectionnnnnn :) xx

  • Divya

    Hey Rosie! So true! Weekends obviously are the most looked forward to and it feels a waste if its rushed and not spent just relaxing! :-)

  • Samantha

    Have you ever tried Piri Piri Hummous or Moroccan Hummous? New loves!
    I definitely agree on this list! Like everything! Sounds like a great weekend :)
    ~ Samantha

  • Suzie

    Ahhhh – these all sound lovely :)

  • Lucy

    Love this, it reminds me of the ‘best things in life’ contributors feature at the beginning of each issue of Red mag. Thinking about the little things in life is my favourite! xxx
    Lucy @ La Lingua : Life in Italy

  • Joanne | The Mindful Morning

    I love this list – it’s beautiful and made me smile! It’s so important to reflect on being grateful for the little things, those small moments that are so easy to miss. And also, it’s a lovely reminder that we should always make time for ourselves to really enjoy them, without guilt, without thinking about the next thing on our to do list, without feeling like we don’t deserve it!

    Thanks for sharing!

  • Anne

    So true. Especially the last one, and the sun, and the long walks. Can’t wait for the next weekend to start ;)

  • Mimmi

    This is such a lovely, smile-inducing and inspiring post :)

  • Melissa

    Orange is the new black was the most essential part of my weekend too! I love a weekend with no internet – it can be so refreshing

  • Sorcha

    Waking up early on a weekend is one of the best feelings ever! There’s something to be said about making the most of the time off I do have and feeling like the days stretch on endlessly!

    Sorcha x Bright Field Notes

  • Ms. Megan

    YE!!! I love all these little things too!!!

  • Madison

    this just makes me sooooo happy. i love reading your posts in the morning, they put me in the best mood EVER :)

  • Cat

    I couldn’t agree with you more, Rosie! This definitely sounds like my perfect weekend, too :)


  • Francesca

    This is so lovely, yes to all of these! Lighting never been burnt before candles is weirdly (but undeniably) satisfying! xx

  • Emma

    I agree with your list. A perfect weekend has to have the mix of laziness (the nest on the sofa is a must), we also have bed picnics where we sit in our pjs, watch a film and eat a nibble tea, with millions of cheeses and crackers-yum! Then you need a long walk on the beach and time with the family. Amazing weekends equals lazy plus walking plus family equals happy :-)

  • Hanna

    I have to totally agree on taking a break from the internet esp during the wkends! U really do notice more things around u :)

  • Rachael

    Aah this sounds fab, couldn’t agree more! It’s been sooooo long since I had a day of snuggling in my duvet in front of the TV x

    What Rachael Wrote

  • Hayley

    But how good was the OITNB finale though? LOVED IT.
    Water Painted Dreams xo

  • Beccy

    Sounds like a pretty perfect weekend – listening to the rain this weekend has been so lovely – apart from when I got drenched in it earlier in the day :)

    Beccy ~ Bluebell & Bumpkin

  • Lauren S

    definitely agree and love all of these – the rain and thunder we had recently made me feel all cosy and safe at home
    Lauren x
    Britton Loves | Fashion Lifestyle + Photography –

  • Katy

    It really is the small things that count! Great list especially getting the bath at that just-perfect-temperature I’m sure there is an art to that one!

  • Jade @ Bits & Bobs

    That sounds like a pretty perfect weekend indeed. Find the right temperature when it comes to running a bath is so crucial, especially for a good old relax. It’s the little things in life eh.

  • laura redburn

    love this photo! totally with you on the duvet and million cushions thing – we live in a flat but it’s still the same thing, haha. love feeling toasty and super comfy!

  • Kim

    I pretty much agree with everything you just mentioned. Especially OITNB. I am obsessed. So how long do we have to wait for season 3?!?!?

    BTW, I am a new reader, nice to meet you! :)

  • Amber

    Still on the hummus ;) might try make some of my own this week!
    Also love reading a book in the bath, I don’t get the point of baths without a good book aha! xo

  • Angela @Little Apple Tree

    I had a mild freak-out at the idea of snuggling on the sofa with a duvet, but then I realised that this was at the beginning of the month before the UK plunged into this horrid heatwave!

    I will raise your long walk with a handsome partner and handsome dog with a handsome husband and gorgeous child ;) He still brings back sticks and other oddities, but is less slobbery.,,

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