The Weekend Ritual.



For the perfect weekend ::

Wake up with the sun, then spend an hour or so savouring not having to get up straight away.

Dress casual (in your softest denim, oversized knits, a chambray shirt), then head out into the village to buy a new bunch of spring flowers to replace the old ones that you’ve yet to throw out.

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Spend at least fifteen minutes deliberating over exactly which bunch of flowers to buy, and in the end take home the bunch you picked out first of all. Mixed hyacinths, this time, because you’ll be hard pressed to find a more fragrant and beautiful spring flower.

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Stop to pick up a flat white from the your favourite local cafe, and then take home a slice of their finest carrot cake and a box of macarons too, because it’s the weekend so why on earth not?


Return home, grab a blanket or two, then settle down to read at least three or four chapters of your book. Only move from your blanket nest to make tea, or maybe grab a little lunch. Cheese probably should be on the agenda, because weekend lunches should always involve cheese, right?


Start burning a new candle, and stop for a moment to enjoy the simple joy that comes from lighting a brand new candle. It’s not just me who finds it disproportionately happy-making, right?


Tidy the nest. Folding laundry is the finest of weekend tasks, since it’s as satisfying and therapeutic as it is low effort. Bonus points if you iron it all afterwards…but I never quite get round to that.


Take a little rest from all that rest with tea and something sweet. Try and keep the dog from pinching half a pistachio macaron, but sneak him a sliver of cheddar or a lick of peanut butter for his troubles.

What does your perfect weekend ritual involve?

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  • emily couture

    this sounds like the perfect weekend ritual! :)

    emily xx

  • Rowan Collins

    Loved this post, Rosie – one of your best! Made me feel really cosy and inspired me to make next weekend as lovely as this! x

    • Rosie

      Thanks so much Rowan! Your comment was such a lovely pick me up yesterday! x

  • Anna

    Oh this looks like the perfect Sunday!!! I love to buy flowers I just wish they weren’t that expensive <3 loved the post

    • Rosie

      Ohh me too! £1 bunches of daffodils from the supermarket are my best friend during spring! ;) x

  • Anna

    Love the idea of getting new flowers each week. I’m trying to incorporate more greenery into our house so this is would be a lovely touch! x

  • Beckie

    Mine is definitely very similar. A quick clean of the house in the sun on a Saturday morning. Wander to the shops for the papers and flowers (perhaps even a pastry) and a country walk if the weather is nice! The spring weather is making everything look hopeful too! Beckie x The Sussex Girl

  • Lauren S

    Sounds perfect Rosie, and your striped tops are a real eye-catch for me, where did you get them?

    Lauren x

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  • Camille

    A perfect weekend involves sleeping in and lunch with someone I love!

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  • Ala

    I seriously need to make more time for reading but we always say that we have perfected the art of relaxation! Love these kinds of weekends x

  • Cerys {mascara & mud}

    that last photo is just perfect!

    • Rosie

      It’s my favourite! <3 x

  • Amanda @ Rhyme & Ribbons

    It sounds like perfection! x


    Wow!!! Your weekend is so peaceful and adorable. I really like the feeling of reading books in the warmness from the candles.

  • Abby Smith

    Awh this is such a cute post – I totally agree that Cheese should be on every weekend menu or just every menu ever?! I love the mug in the last picture! xx

    Abby | Eärendil

    • Rosie

      It definitely should be! I ate so much over Christmas, I eventually had to put myself on a ban. The best! x

  • thelikelylady

    This is one of the loveliest blog posts I’ve read in ages.. wonderful!

    Laura / The Likely Lady xx

  • Laura

    I feel more chilled just reading this! My weekend ritual involves lots of pottering in the kitchen – it’s always great to experiment and not feel rushed.. xx

  • Nadya Elvina

    Lovely pictures! Seems like you had a really chill weekend :)

  • Shulikesclothes

    *insert double heart eyes emoji here* this sounds like the most idyllic weekend – especially when there’s carrot cake and books in bed involved! Beautiful post and photographs as usual! : ) x

  • Little Miss Katy

    Sounds like an absolute DREAM! <3

  • Sed Bona

    A recipe for happiness and well-being!

    Sed Bona

  • http://www.mà Nicky Nelson

    Oh that does sound idyllic! I’m afraid I word in the wedding industry so I cannot remember those types of weekends!! Beautiful flowers in that shot, especially the Peonies (my favourite!).

  • Anca

    Teddy look so cute in the last picture, I love it!

  • Monica – Mocha and Moccasins

    Comfortable clothes and fresh flowers are a must! I wish macarons were easier to find here, but I love making my own. That’s a great Sunday activity itself – baking! :)

    Monica – Mocha and Moccasins

  • Samantha @ Samantha Rose Says

    Errrmehgerrrd I love this post! And your entire blog. I just might have to have to replicate a weekend like this. For me, the perfect weekend would include visiting the farmer’s market, taking my pup to the beach with my boyfriend, followed by margaritas at night with my best girlfriends! XO Samantha at Samantha Rose Says

    • Rosie

      Oh YES to margaritas with girlfriends! Though I’d definitely have to throw in a few mojitos too ;) x

  • Hey Rita

    What a lovely post! You made me want to press fast forward and go straight to the weekend.

    My perfect weekend would be sort of like yours, but would have to involve a great breakfast or brunch somewhere local.

    Also, your dog is too adorable!


  • Sarah

    Ah why is it Monday! I need the weekend again. This actually makes me feel pretty relaxed just reading this post. The perfect weekend :)


  • Molly

    I love the weekend! Relaxing and catching up on reading is my favourite thing to do :) The last picture with your dog is adorable!

  • Natalie

    Lovely and chilled out. its cuppa time for me too :)

  • Miranda | Miranda’s Notebook

    Gorgeous post! This sounds like my ideal weekend :) Certainly the best ones always involve fresh flowers, a cafe stop and a good book! xxx

  • Charlotte Roberts

    This sounds like the perfect weekend! I can’t wait till it rolls around again!

  • Elizabeth Rebecca

    My perfect weekend is a lot of sleep. :D

    Lizzie Dripping

  • Ginger n’ Roses

    Aw Rosie, this post has made me smile so much! This sounds like the absolute perfect weekend. Note to self- must get new flowers!

  • Abigail

    Beautiful pictures Rosie!

  • Pili G

    Lovely pictures! Looks like a fun weekend!



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  • Caroline L.

    Such a photogenic weekend too :) Sounds sooooo blissful!!! Four more days! ;)

  • Polly Rowan

    This is beautiful Rosie! And it’s making me crave the weekend :)

  • Emma Gordon

    Loooove this post! I love weekend mornings so much. I should saviour them a little more. x

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  • Denton & Lou

    I even start getting “new candle excitement” when my old one is starting to run low…. !

  • Immy May

    Aaaaah we share the love for Hyacinths, my absolute favourite smell. I just brought a Hyacinth and blueberry candle from Oliver Bonas, it’s beautiful! Looks like a laavely weekend. Ix


    This Sunday sounds like a dream come true!!! <3

  • Maiden in Cornwall

    I did a post like this not long ago of what my perfect Saturday living in Cornwall is like!

  • Sarah @ DaydreamsofSummertime

    Such a lovely post Rosie. I do so wish it was the weekend again! We get teh keys to our new house on Friday so I predict our next few weekends are going to be spent shopping for house related things! First thing on the list is a candle!

  • Creative Countryside

    That final picture is fantastic and is exactly the sort of thing my labrador puppy would try and do as well! Add in a walk across the fields and you’ve pretty much summed up my perfect weekend!

  • Nia

    There are no words for how happy this post makes me, it’s pretty much my ideal :) I’ve been reading your blog for a while and it’s definitely helped me to do more nice things for myself – it’s amazing how much joy a gorgeous bunch of flowers can bring!

  • Теди К.

    You have such magical eyes, they just bring life to the scene…

  • Jae (@gorjaeous)

    I’m sort of repeating myself, but that photo of yours is a certified Shailene Woodley look-alike! Sorry, I just finished reading Insurgent, and I’m clearly reminded by her character there. :D

  • Ko Maitland

    Lovely photo’s ! How neatly folded are those tops?!

    Petite Pomme

  • laura chambray and curls

    This is total bliss! I’d skip the tidying because i always do a full flat clean friday night after work so I can spend the whole weekend doing nice things rather than feel like chores are hanging over my head. Plus clean sheets on a Friday night is bliss!


    Chambray & Curls

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  • Rosie

    Thanks so much Katariina! :) x

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