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.
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.
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!