Sunday Rituals

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Sundays are very much family days for us. Since I’ve started having Sunday’s off work this day has been transformed, dare I say it, I’m even slipping into a day of rituals. Now ‘ritual’ is one of these words, a bit like ‘authenticity‘ that’s insta-trendy. Words like these I usually try to avoid using, because using a word that sometimes makes me roll my eyes just feels a bit silly. Maybe the problem lies with me, in that I’ve never really been one to have habits, a regular this-is-what-I-do groove, rituals.

Sundays are becoming almost predictable. Not in a ‘Sunday again, same old same old, how boring’ way, but in a ‘Sunday again, same old same old, how comforting’ manner.

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Our Sunday Rituals

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Breakfast & getting up

Lazy mid morning breakfast together at the kitchen table, 9/10 eggs & soldiers.

No getting dressed until at least 11am, later if possible. Bubble bath to accompany is preferable.

Kitty Spratt

Go for the Sunday walk.

The crucial element of any good Sunday. It’s a time to talk about the week past and the week ahead, to decompress, depending on the weather to soak up the suns heat or to blow away the cobwebs, to explore, to be together doing something different without distractions. And for Kitty to practice her photo taking skills…

Annie Spratt Oscar Spratt

Post-walk film.

Watched in the snug part of our kitchen-dining-room-snug-office open plan extension space. This means I can flip between cuddling up to the children and making the all important Sunday meal. There’s something about returning from a long walk, vegging out to the aromas of food cooking that just feels so good.

Food.

We usually have our Sunday main meal late afternoon. It’s not always a Sunday roast, but we try to make it something a little special.

And that’s it, the new family groove, the rituals. Things that work for all of us, things that make us happy – and look forward to Sundays.

Do you have Sunday rituals? Do share!

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  • Sounds pretty perfect to me. It doesn’t always have to be something new and exciting to make it the perfect day. I think there’s a lot of comfort in the known.

    PS: Love your pics and Kitty’s hair – gorgeous <3

  • i love the sound of your Sunday rituals. i always feel i need to do something on a Sunday with Jon and the boys, but actually taking a step back and unwinding is actually not a bad thing to do. I think i need to take a leaf out of your book and chill out some and enjoy it as family day, but a relaxing one before the new week begins.
    gorgeous photos (except work Kitty) and lovely to have an insight in to your family day x x

  • Your Sunday’s sound fabulous. It is definitely my favourite day of the week, we start with church and then a roast cooked for us and normally we go out for a walk/ stroll along the beach etc and back for fresh soup and rolls in the evening before we have the Sunday celebration with our community. Very chilled and family orientated. Mich x

  • I love lazy Sundays. I really try not to plan anything on a Sunday so that we can stay in our PJ’s as long as possible. I love the idea of going for a walk ….. that is my plan for this sunday (oh bugger, I broke my own rule)

  • Sundays see footie training for my daughter and match day for my son, always a film and a veggie roast and sometimes a nap for me!

  • Sounds like a bomb sunday to me! I could get used to that!

    These days Sunday means leaving my mum’s house (where I live at weekends) after breakfast, and going home to make dinner for everyone before getting ready for the week again.