Our Sunday Papers

Before we had children Sunday’s were all about relaxing, eating, maybe a cinema trip and reading the Sunday papers.

Post kids we still try to do some of these things, all be it in a different way. Taking turns to give each other lie in’s, perhaps having a big roast dinner or even popping out for tea as a family. Our priorities have changed as do most people’s when children arrive.

One thing we still try to do every weekend is buy the Sunday papers. The Sunday Times has always been our ‘go to’ paper, less trashy than the red tops, much more diverse content, and has something in for the both of us. I grab the magazines from the middle on the Mr starts with the serious news/business stuff.sunday reading papers times app

Reading the Sunday papers now is much more stop start, as obviously there’s not just the two of us anymore, there’s always something going on. Often we will be reading them into the early evening if there’s bits we’ve missed during the day.

We do eventually swap and I read the broadsheets while he sinks into the The Sunday Times Magazine and Culture… I’ve only ever seen him flick through the Style magazine when there’s been someone he’s interested in on the front though!

The Sunday Times Magazine has had a bit of a makeover this weekend (14th Feb) it now includes the Driving/Jeremy Clarkson section, formerly a pull-out in the paper itself and India Knight has also moved from the paper to the Magazine.

There’s a new columnist, Simon Barnes, who has written about a subject that has fascinated me for a long time; Swans and their faithfulness to each other. Rather fitting for Valentines Day obviously but swans mate for life, something I think we all aspire to.sunday times magazine makeover flatlay sheds fishing

Another article that caught my eye this Sunday was the Canadian fishing sheds. With Instagramesque shots of the sheds by photographer Richard Johnson, he’s managed to capture each sheds personalised quirks, each one is transportable, depending on where the hole in the ice is and what style of fishing is taking place inside.

They are each as unique as their builders/owners, each person has similar design criteria but each shed is completely different to the next. I find this really interesting, I’ve actually been pinning sheds a lot recently so seeing how these have been made is rather inspiring!

I’m off to finish reading the parts I’ve missed now. Have a good one!sunday times magazine review

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  1. carolepoirot
    February 15, 2016 / 12:43 pm

    Ah, nothing beats a lazy Sunday morning (with lots of coffee!) reading the papers 🙂

    • Susie
      February 15, 2016 / 7:47 pm

      OOh yes to lots of coffee and maybe a cooked breakfast too if we are really pushing the boat out!

  2. February 15, 2016 / 3:20 pm

    I like the look of the Canadian fishing sheds piece! I used to love reading the Saturday and Sunday papers, but generally tend to read them online these days.

    • Susie
      February 15, 2016 / 7:46 pm

      As part of this post I have an online subscription to the Times, its not the same for me. I love the ritual of going to get the paper, the smell, laying it all out, deciding which bits to read first- maybe I’m odd! x

  3. February 15, 2016 / 6:53 pm

    I’m such a lazy reader. Especially with newspapers. Like you, i’m straight to the magazine and lifestyle sections. More pics, easier to hold and generally nicer to read. I always feel like buying the paper on a Sunday is a real treat. I really should do it more often!

    • Susie
      February 15, 2016 / 7:44 pm

      Agreed Karen- it does feel like a treat, an indulgence even. Carving out the time to read and relax is well worth it. You should defo do it more xx

  4. February 15, 2016 / 10:30 pm

    I Often get the Sunday times and skip straight to the magazine section! I love Dolly Alderton’s column in the style and the homes section x

  5. February 16, 2016 / 7:54 am

    I used to buy a Sunday paper every week but I’ve really got out of the habit. Thanks for reminding me. Love bec xx

  6. February 16, 2016 / 8:24 am

    It’s great that you still make the time to read the paper, I’m pretty terrible and will only read one if I see one my Mum has bought around the house. Although, there is nothing like a Sunday morning paper in bed xx

  7. February 16, 2016 / 10:06 am

    Haven’t read the papers in ages! Wonder how long it would be before my eldest commandeered it all for some craft project…