Sunday, 14 February 2016

Sunday Mornings- My favorite time of the week.


Most of us have jobs where we spend the whole week commuting to work early in the morning, working all day and then coming home when it's dark. This does not leave any time for relaxation or to unwind. I also work on Saturdays which means that my weekends are cut by 50 percent. This makes my Sunday mornings really precious and I really cherish them.


I love waking up early, hearing the birds twittering outside and sitting in the conservatory or lounge just savoring the silence while I enjoy my early morning cuppa, a light breakfast and getting my hands on the crisp clean pages of the Sunday Times before anyone else gets there. I hate it when the newspaper pages are out of order or someone has crumpled them and folded the paper badly.



Strange as it may seem but I have routine, I make a pot of tea, yes a pot of tea none of that tea in a huge mug business! Tea needs to be enjoyed from a fine china cup with a saucer. Next I slice some fruit, fill a bowl with granola top it with my favorite greek yoghurt and toss some fruit on the top. Of course one also needs warm croissants and pastries too. Once my breakfast tray is prepared. I take it into the lounge.



Over a leisurely breakfast I flip through the paper glancing at the main news. Once I have had a quick overview I go back and read the stories that most interest me. Glancing through the paper today,  I was particularly interested to  read an update about the Sugar Smart App that was launched last month.The App allows parents to check the sugar content on products by scanning the barcode with a smart phone. The launch of the app horrified parents as it highlighted the levels of sugars found in baby foods.The article today about the government app says that all baby foods have been removed from the app by Public Health England (PHE) as it was found that the app could not differentiate between good natural sugars and bad refined sugars. There is a major confusion amongst parents as to what really is healthy and what is not since even large amounts of natural sugars are bad for children.

On the health front it was particularly interesting to read that scientists are developing a 10 minute DIY test for cancer. David Wong, a professor of oncology at the University of California said it is possible to detect tumour DNA Circulating in bodily fluids with 100% accuracy.The test is entering clinical trials and it is hoped that it is approved in two years. The test is thought to be able to detect all types of cancers. I think this would be an amazing breakthrough.

I always leave the any inserts and magazines that come with the paper till last. This week the Sunday times have launched The Sunday Times magazine. Glancing through the magazine, I was most interested to read an article about " The Life Project, which began in 1946. The study is a portrait of tens of thousands of peoples lives in Britain. The study is very interesting highlighting topics about peoples lives and the effects it has on them. The "how to live well article " follows cohorts of children from 1946 to 1990. It shows things that were learnt from people's lives and how they are helping in shaping our future. You can read about The Lie Project:The Extraordinary story of Our Ordinary Lives by Helen Pearson.





Being a foodie I love reading the recipes, I am loving all the amazing food features and the droolworthy photos and recipes.This week's magazine had a refreshing blood orange and rosemary juice recipe and a Chestnut pancake recipe. I immediately fell in love with both and I have added them to my short list of recipes to recreate.

The Sunday Times paper with all the extra magazines is not just a paper for me its plays an important part in my Sunday relaxation routine. You can also get a digital pack of the Sunday Times, currently there is a special subscription offer of £20.00 for 13 weeks.

This post is in collaboration with the Sunday Times.

40 comments:

  1. This is the Sunday morning of my dreams! I would love for this to be my reality! Maybe one day, when the kids are grown up! lol

    Laura x x x

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  2. I love relaxing on Sunday mornings too. I normally would read the paper and catch up with youtube videos. Just love it!

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  3. Sounds like the perfect Sunday. My Dad always gets the Times too and I used to enjoy reading all the recipes + the "Funday Times" when I was little. I love your tea set too! xx

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  4. This looks like the perfect Sunday morning to me! Nice and relaxing :)

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  5. I love spending relaxing Sunday mornings like this, sounds like the perfect Sunday!

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  6. Your Sunday morning looks heavenly, mine is usually spent freezing on a football touchline.

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  7. That is such a relaxing sounding Sunday morning! I'm lucky if I have a morning to relax. x

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  8. Sunday mornings are wonderful, so relaxing and peaceful. Your Sunday morning sounds perfect :)

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  9. 10 minute DIY test for cancer? Seems too good to be true but that could be a real game-changer!

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  10. Looks like the perfect Sunday Morning - I now want a pastry!

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  11. Your Sunday morning sounds amazing, so relaxing and peaceful. Fab! x

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  12. oh wow I am very jealous I don't get anything like that

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  13. Your sunday morning looks complete opposite to mine! haha

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  14. I work every Sunday. Sometimes at 11am sometimes at 1:30pm but I never have time to sit down and relax on a Sunday morning. I wish I did. I've never read The Sunday Times either

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  15. What a gorgeous Sunday morning especially with a good read and a great breakfast! What more could you want?

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  16. Ohh your Sunday morning sounds blissful and I am hankering after croissants now. Mich x

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  17. Getting a copy of The Sunday Times is definitely one of my favourite parts of Sunday mornings. I love the travel insert ;) x

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  18. Wow, this looks lovely. Can I come to yours for breakfast please? :)

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  19. I love Sunday mornings, ours are slightly more chaotic than yours these days but we do get the odd one like this now and then!

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  20. I wish my weekends were as relaxing as yours.

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  21. I just love lazy Sundays. I love having a cup of tea in the back garden in the mornings and listening to the birds.

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  22. I like the way you describe your sunday morning schedule with us, you described it in such a great way that everyone feel jealous of you that you have such a peaceful and calm morning in your life where you can enjoy your news paper and your breakfast as well.

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  23. That looks like my dream Sunday morning - sadly the smallest would wreck the paper and steal my food - but I can dream huh!

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  24. I remember sunday mornings like this when the boys were tiny and we had the time. One day it will be back to leisurely Sunday mornings when the football playing is over!

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  25. I want to come to your house for Subday morning breakfast! :) x

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  26. oh what a gorgeous Sunday morning that sounds like x

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  27. I love Sunday's it like everyone's been giving the permission to just relax that bit more xx

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  28. I like saturday mornings, knowing I have the whole weekend leaves a spring in my step

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  29. it sounds like a perfect routine. i need a sunday routine myself and definitely involving tea

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  30. Your sunday morning looks absolutely dreamy. I've been rushing around in London so much and I cant wait to be back home this weekend so that I can chill! xxx

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  31. I'd love a Sunday morning like this, mine usually feature rushing out to football

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  32. That sounds like the perfect sunday morning - mine is normally trying to stop the kids fighting lol

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  33. My sunday is totally opposite as yours. Haha. Though breakfast is my favorite and well appreciated meal. :)

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  34. Oh I think I like the looks of Sunday mornings in your house, we are usually at Parkrun by 8.30pm so it's usually grab and go x

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  35. Wow! What a fantastic Sunday morning you have, but I guess after working six days you really deserve it. I usually sleep until noon on a Sunday and I am in Switzerland at the moment, living quite rural so it's not so easy to get hold on the Sunday Times. Maybe a digital version is an idea, but for me it's not the same.

    Nadine

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  36. This sounds perfect! I could do with a Sunday routine like this too. Mine usually involves catching up on sleep.

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  37. What a perfect Sunday morning and I love all the food! We always used to spend Sundays with The Sunday Times but haven't for a while - far too much rushing about. We should rectify that. I worked for them donkeys years ago so it's always the favourite :)

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  38. Commenting from the wrong blog sorry, should have been POD Travels :)

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  39. I love a lazy Sunday morning, though mine are not as fabulous looking as yours x

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  40. Such a relaxing start to the day

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