In need of some weekend inspiration? Here’s my list of things to do, see, wear and drink…
Gather supplies for the perfect weekend
I love pottering to the shops on a Saturday morning. Before you leave, flick through your recipe books for delicious meal ideas. Cauliflowers and forced rhubarb are in season, so how about a delicious vegetable curry, followed by some syllabub? Enjoy the slower pace of life and don’t forget to pick yourself up a few treats like freshly baked bread, a new magazine and some pretty indoor bulbs.
Add a splash of fun to your weekend wardrobe with a printed Breton
As a crazy cat lady in training, I feel perfectly at home in the Emmi jersey top by White Stuff. It’s really soft and ticks all the weekend boxes, from coffee with friends to lazing about at home.
Curl up with a good book
Take a break from your screens, and lose yourself in the pages of your latest read. As it’s the weekend, you’ve got the chance to forget about other stuff for a while and really get into it. You might even read the whole thing in day – luxury! I’m about to start Winter, by Ali Smith. For more inspiration, head to my book guides.
Go snowdrop hunting
These brave and beautiful bulbs are popping up everywhere right now. Anglesey Abbey, a National Trust property near Cambridge, is famous for its beautiful snow drop walks. I love going every year, especially as the boys love the treehouse and wild areas. To find snowdrops where you live, check out this useful guide from the National Trust.
Drink a mocktail
As the sun passes the yardarm I’m always itching for a refreshing beer or a G&T. Moderation is key, though, and I think we can all admit that drinking every day isn’t a great idea. This weekend, try swapping your G&T for a refreshing mocktail. To make a non-alcoholic drink feel more grown-up and satisfying you need lots of ice, fruit and some mint. I added frozen blueberries, ice and mint to the apple and strawberry Aqua Libra. The result is a dry and refreshing drink that hits the spot. Try the same thing with R White’s Cloudy lemonade, fresh strawberries and raspberries!*
Watch Wanderlust on the BBC iplayer
I missed this series when it first aired back in the autumn and watched all six episodes this week. It’s about Joy and Alan, a couple who’ve been together happily for many years. They hit a sexual rut and decide to test the limits of monogamy. It’s not exactly laugh-a-minute, but it was clever and engaging. Toni Collette, Steven Mackintosh and Zawe Ashton are all brilliant it it. All six episodes are available for another two months on the iplayer.
What’s on your weekend list?
*I was gifted a hamper of non-achoholic drinks to try by Britvic