Saturday, 26 March 2011

Five Ingredients For My Perfect Weekend

I like:

1. A quick trip into town, stopping off at the bookshop first, then a rifle through the magazines in Smiths (I always buy something), then over to Paperchase. This week I need to hunt out a special Mother's Day card for my Mother-in-Law who only accepts the wording "Mothering Sunday" (anything else just isn't official). Then it's a paperbag full of toffee bonbons from the tobacconists and home again in time for lunch.

2. A chance to read my new magazine and then make something in peace. That means finding a little DIY job for The Accountant and his willing, small assistant. This week they are on plumbing - in The Adventure of the Minty Mould. Don't ask.

3. A delicious dinner I haven't had to cook myself. I need to go to my Brother-in-Law, Kenny-Who-Cooks, for that. Or I could throw something in the Slow Cooker very quickly and then run away and pretend it wasn't me.

4. A new DVD to watch, courtesy of the Love Film subscription friends bought us for Christmas. This week it's a girls' pick - "The Illusionist" an animation we hope will be lovely to look at.

5. A walk by the sea. I wish they'd wait for me, though, I can never keep up..


40 comments:

Bernice said...

My mother only liked cards that said Mothering Sunday.

Ruth said...

Want to swap weekends? I'm taking DS to a birthday party this afternoon ~ all 30 of his nursery class. Can you imagine ...

cate said...

sounds like a great Saturday! enjoy!

Amy said...

;-) I have Ruth's situation planned for tomorrow at 11.30am ... think of me!

I also have a brother-in-law just like yours, very handy actually!

Donna said...

Sounds like a perfect weekend to me too! Especially the trip to Paperchase and the walk by the sea. Enjoy!

Heather said...

That sounds like a fab weekend :) My Mum also would prefer if we still called it Mothering Sunday but unfortunately the card companies think its too old fashioned & too long!
We are off to see my MIL this afternoon & then tomorrow we go to my parents for Sunday lunch mmmmm. Enjoy your 'me time' xx

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Angelfish said...

Ooh toffee bonbons in a little white paper bag, that brings back memories!

Fiona xx

tidbitsandtreasures2011 said...

Your comment about Mother's Day cards reminded me of a Hallmark advertising campaign from several years ago...where the mother turned the card over to check whether it was a Hallmark or not. If it was, all was well; if not, not so good. I wonder how many people still buy Hallmark cards because of the not-so-subliminal message of those commercials.

Clare said...

That sounds like a perfect weekend to me, enjoy....

scrappyjacky said...

It sounds like a perfect weekend...I'm a sucker for magazines as well....this week it's 'Simply Homemade'....I also have a BIL who cooks.....though BBQs are his real speciality...and am also lucky enough to live near the sea and take walks there.
Enjoy your weekend.

JO SOWERBY said...

sounds lovely, i can imagine the small one coming in handy with the mould!!! for me this weekend is not forgetting to change my clocks tonight, heehee, church tomorrow and a trip to town later for a charity tea and cake thing my dads involved in,
Jo xx
ps enjoy ur mags.

Louise said...

five ingredients for a perfect weekend i'd say xx enjoy xx

Sue, a.k.a. midwestgirl said...

Does sound like a perfect weekend! I love that you have water nearby to walk along. I would so love that.

Alana said...

Sounds like a good weekend to me. I love a mag to read with a cuppa. Have a good one.

alexa said...

Hope you get that perfect weekend! At least if you get left behind on your seaside walk, then you can enjoy the company of your own thoughts. :) Is Kenny in the market for making and baking? I'd like to outsource all our culinary needs!

luv2scrap said...

Sounds like a wonderful weekend. Can't wait till we're back home & I can enjoy a do nothing one. :)

Mary B said...

Sounds like a perfect Saturday.

laurie said...

that does sound perfect! have a great weekend.

darkpoetess said...

such a BEAUTIFUL film. enjoy!

Jennifer said...

Sounds like a wonderful weekend! Enjoy!!

debs14 said...

That walk along the seafront sounds good (even if it is a little breezy and bracing today!)
A certain football match means that the husband is glued to the tv this afternoon, our son is taking part in the protest in London and daughter is working. Lots of blog hopping time for me ;-)

Jimjams said...

Sounds perrrrrfect (sneaking on from my desk in the middle of a 9.5 hour shift!)
I love that photo - blustery but cosy too!

Ade said...

Your weekend sounds wonderful Sian!

Lynn said...

Count me in on the trip to paperchase - one of my fave shops. Hope you enjoyed your saturday.

Maria Ontiveros said...

Love, love, love today's photograph. I'm surprised you don't make cards. . . you'd be sooo good at it.
Rinda

Kirsty.a said...

Lovely photo - sounds ike a perfect w/end to me too. Why don't you make Mothering Sunday cards?

Sandra said...

Sounds perfectly blissful.

Melissa said...

What a lovely list. And, of course, stopping at the bookstore first is the most important! :>)

furrypig said...

my MIL insists on Mothering Sunday too! Hope yor weekend continues to be relaxing and fun xxx

Lisa said...

Great list! LOVE the picture you used as well. AWESOME!

Ginger said...

Mmmm Sounds perfect Sian, I did laugh at the suggestion to run from the slow cooker though! I tend to use the crock pot during the week when life is crazy :)

Annie xx TheFeltFairy said...

Yummy toffee bonbons! What a perfect ingredient!

Rhona said...

I like the sound of your weekend! I was lucky enough not to have to cook on Friday or Saturday as we went out for dinner :). I did manage to get some scrapbooking done (first time in months!!) and I've read a couple of magazines but haven't dared start another book or I won't do anything else. I guess all that was missing really was the DVD and the walk along the sea front! xx

humel said...

That does sound a good weekend :-) My Nan only accepts cards with 'Mothering Sunday' so Mum often spends hours trying to find one. Occasionally she remembers that she could ask me to make one....

The Mann Fam said...

I love the picture of walking by the sea.

Rachel B said...

That does sound like a wonderful weekend :)

Miriam said...

I love the photo Sian and your perfect weekend sounds perfect for me but could I swap the toffee bonbons for cake?

Karen said...

Even though I've been reading blogs from England for over a year, I don't think I've ever heard the phrase "Mothering Sunday." I love the photo on this post!!!

Lorraine said...

What a fab weekend. Lorraine BFS

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