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The perfect Sunday morning; The Sunday Times and a long, leisurely breakfast


Historically a day of rest, although since having the twins resting doesn’t come to high up on the list  of ‘achievable’ activities.

But since we’ve been together, my boy and I have tried to eat a long, leisurely breakfast and read the Sunday papers.

Him: the sports pages. Me: the magazine.

And throughout the day — then over the course of the week — each section is glanced over, pored over or discussed; until it’s used to wrap up the week’s food and recycled.

We’ve always take The Sunday Times and a tabloid.

I love the combination of the two. One fulfils my nosy desire for celebrity gossip, whilst the other gives both of us reading material the for the entire week.

Plus I like the diversity.

In this week’s new look Sunday Times mag, for example. Cozying up alongside Taylor Swift, was an article on swans and how they stay faithful. Closely followed by another on Dita Von Teese.

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Breakfast with Taylor…

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…and Dita Von Teese

And — possibly — my favourite article from this week’s magazine. A recipe on how to make chestnut pancakes, with bacon and syrup.

Perfect fodder for a leisurely morning, spent reading and eating.

And eating and reading.

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The Sunday Times and pancakes — a lovely combo :)

Although, for me, nothing — nothing — beats my nan’s secret recipe marmalade on hot buttered toast.

Washed down with a glass of OJ.

The perfect accompaniment for a lazy morning, reading the papers.

Do you have a Sunday morning ritual? Are you a lazy weekender or an ‘up-and-at-em’ kind of person?

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Nothing beats my nana’s secret recipe marmalade

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This is a collaborative post but all thoughts, words and images, as ever, are entirely my own.

Caro Davies
Caro Davies

Caro Davies art directed fashion and interiors before leaving the world of design to pursue a career in social media. She can now be found chasing the light — and two small twin boys.

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  1. 16th February 2016 / 9:23 pm

    I love the Sunday Times. Pre-children, Paul and I used to buy a copy and then take it to the pub to read over Sunday lunch. Always sport for Paul, and style, travel and business for me. I miss those times. Now I rarely read it before the next week’s is out.

    • 17th February 2016 / 11:09 am

      Aah me too!! The magazine and The Style are always my go-to sections — and I like the gardening and home pages too. As you say, getting time to read it these days is a luxury!! I’m often reading last week’s the following Saturday!! :)

  2. 17th February 2016 / 9:38 am

    Do you know, I had toast and marmelade the other day for the first time in ten years or more. I had forgotten how tasty it is.
    The Sunday Times is one of the things I look forward to when I am home on holidays. In the days when I still lived at home, my parents used to get it after mass on a Sunday morning and then we’d make a big pot of coffee and divide it up. With two adults and four teenagers in the house, it got well read.

    • 17th February 2016 / 12:21 pm

      TEN YEARS??? I couldn’t go more than a couple of weeks without toast and marmalade!! I absolutely love it :) And not just for breakfast either!! ;)

  3. 17th February 2016 / 12:18 pm

    Gorgeous photos! I have to admit I don’t really buy any papers anymore. We get the Western Mail and the local papers in work, so I read those in the week (along with the Metro, of course!), but the weekend is left to BBC news these days. My mum always does Sunday lunch, so Sunday morning generally involves me getting the baby ready to go and silently cursing my other half for getting to stay in bed! ;) x #HomeEtc

    • 17th February 2016 / 1:10 pm

      Thanks so much Jess :) And that doesn’t sound like a fair deal to me!!! I think your other half should let YOU stay in bed whilst he deals with the baby!! ;)

  4. 17th February 2016 / 1:40 pm

    I want t to be the weekend again now! This looks so lovely and relaxing :)

    • 17th February 2016 / 1:50 pm

      Aaah me too!!!! Plus it’s so grey today! A lazy, blue sky day is definitely what’s needed!

  5. 17th February 2016 / 7:47 pm

    Yay for lazy Sundays, it’s great to try and maintain a couple of weekend traditions I think. Never liked marmalade though, my whole life!! I have a very weird thing about sweet and savoury not mixing ;) Xx

    • 18th February 2016 / 10:34 am

      WHAT?? Ohmyword — I LOVE my nana’s secret recipe marmalade — I can’t imagine life without it! I don’t always have marmalade though — I’m a Marmite fiend too ;)

  6. 17th February 2016 / 10:23 pm

    Do you know what I have never read The Sunday Times but reading this post I really want your leisurely Sunday. We don’t have a Sunday ritual but we do like lazy Sunday mornings. Love your photos xx

    • 18th February 2016 / 10:23 am

      Aah I LOVE a lazy Sunday. I suspect, when the boys are a bit older and have Rugby or football to go to, that it may al change. But for now, I’m running with it ;)

      PS — thank you :) xx

  7. Robyn
    18th February 2016 / 3:00 am

    Ever since I met my husband, Sundays have been for a fry up (he’s Irish) and reruns of the office. I’ve seen every episode half a dozen times, and not always willingly! I used to love getting the weekend papers but I got tired of reading the bad news. I do like the inserts though :)

    • 18th February 2016 / 10:20 am

      Yes — I’m the same about the bad news — hence my love of the magazines!!! ;)

  8. 18th February 2016 / 5:53 am

    I do read the Sunday Times every week. I worry that sometimes the magazine has gone a bit tabloid and concentrated a bit much on recipes, but it swings back the other way after a few months to hard-news which Is what I read it for ( I was a journalist once upon a time). The News Review section is pretty consistent. As for rituals; Sunday School with the kids, a breakfast often featuring croissants and roast lunch. Although this has all gone out the window since our new kitchen started being installed! Thanks for hosting #HomeEtc

    • 18th February 2016 / 10:18 am

      I secretly quite like the mag — and the Style — being a little bit tabloid!! Is that bad?! ;) We also take ‘The Week’ which is the best newsworthy snippets from the week’s papers and I like that for actual news. Too much hard news gives me a headache!! PS — you’ll be back to lazy Sundays soon, I’m sure. Your kitchen is coming along at a great pace!

  9. 18th February 2016 / 10:11 am

    I never read the Sunday papers, I never have time. Sunday mornings are a manic rush of football matches & muddy fields. Maybe I should insist on having a hour to myself in the afternoon to have a good read!

    • 18th February 2016 / 10:13 am

      I bet I’ve got all that to come Toni!! The boys are not at an age yet where they do weekend sports!! I’m dreading it/looking forward to it in equal measures!!

  10. 18th February 2016 / 12:44 pm

    Ahhh those days. We used to also love the Sunday Times. We’d read it IN BED! Lovely post and full of stunning images :) Great read xx

    • 23rd February 2016 / 9:15 am

      Haha!! Yes! We used to too — with tea and toast!!! Those days are most definitely long gone!!!! ;)

  11. 18th February 2016 / 1:03 pm

    Next to Friday’s, Sunday is my favourite day of the week. We keep it lazy in our house too and our days seem very similar to you. Hubby and I also take it in turns to either get a sleep in or an afternoon nap. Bliss x

    • 22nd February 2016 / 9:59 am

      I’m with you — I love Fridays the best too. Probably because of the anticipation of the weekend!!!

  12. 18th February 2016 / 6:17 pm

    Gorgeous photos, the Hubby and I like to do this too. He instantly pulls the magazine out and passes to me whilst he enjoys the paper. Magazines are always my thing.
    I love the paper mags as they have such a diverse content, something I would not normally buy but enjoy massively xx

    • 22nd February 2016 / 9:57 am

      Me too!!!! Apart from the gardening — and home — pages, I always make a bee-line for the mags!

  13. 18th February 2016 / 9:47 pm

    Lovely pictures on this post! I think we have the same tablecloth :-)
    One day I dream of reading the papers and breakfast in bed on a Sunday!! We normally take it in turns to let each other have a little lay in.

    • 23rd February 2016 / 9:14 am

      Aaah it will come lovely!! My boys are almost 3 and we’re managing to have lie-ins again now they’re a little older! :)

  14. 18th February 2016 / 10:34 pm

    Sounds lovely, I just dream of lazy Sunday mornings, with a husband who works nights all weekend, a Sunday morning feels much like every other day of the week, and with his days off being school days there isn’t really chance for any lazy days. x

    • 23rd February 2016 / 9:09 am

      Aah bless you. Anyone who works nights get’s my total respect. I couldn’t do that — staying up breastfeeding was hard enough!! xx

  15. 18th February 2016 / 10:44 pm

    I love the ST too – and liked the new look magazine this week. Reading a paper is nice – and it used to take us all day, but we’ve gone digital. Not quite the same but still good. Loving those tulips – thanks for hosting #homeetc x

  16. 19th February 2016 / 10:34 am

    See, this has made me want to get the papers delivered on a Sunday, especially now the children are that little bit older and give us more time to read- so relaxing! x

    • 22nd February 2016 / 9:54 am

      Aah that’s the ultimate in relaxation isn’t it?! Having them delivered means you don’t even have to go out and BUY them!! ;)

  17. Lisa@Intotheglade
    19th February 2016 / 11:38 am

    I used to love the Sunday Times, I’m not sure when we stopped buying it but I need to rectify it immediately. We usually have somewhere to take the girls over the weekend and usually end up acting as a taxi service ha! Love your pictures Caro and thank you for hosting xx

    • 22nd February 2016 / 9:51 am

      We had a spell when we didn’t buy it… I think it’s when it al became very money orientated and all the fashion cost THOUSANDS! That seems to have settled down a bit though now, thankfully! ;)

  18. 29th February 2016 / 9:36 pm

    Lovely photos and a lovely routine. I used to be a big Sunday papers person, and always did the crossword, but now Sunday is my only day all to myself (boyfriend goes cycling) so I use it to catch up on blogging and housework (sad!).

    • 2nd March 2016 / 6:40 pm

      Yep — it’s amazing how our routines change over the years isn’t it? Friday night before we went clubbing used to be housework night for me!! Since we had the twins, I’ve got a cleaner. And there’s NO clubbing on a Friday!! ;)

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