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southennorthener Sun 29-Oct-17 17:36:29

The ever filtered Facebook and Instagram summaries of this weekend have make me wonder if we’re a bunch of lazy nuggets. Apart from some shopping and numerous dog walks, we’ve done pretty much nothing of note. I’d love to read some real reflections of family weekend life....

Girlsworld92 Sun 29-Oct-17 17:39:13

Eldest at dance yesterday morning so I mooched round the shops whilst youngest was at home with hubby. Then we had a visit from some family & the kids played together. Today we did some chores and then went to a play centre in the afternoon. Some weekends we are busy. Some weekends we do nothing. I think it’s important to have down time as a family and just mooch and be at home.

Familyof3or4 Sun 29-Oct-17 17:39:27

Friends over yesterday, went to the park, Kids played together all sat afternoon while adults lazed around.
Friends went home today, went swimming then played/sat/coloured/read all afternoon.
(Kids 5, 3 and 5 weeks)

PigletWasPoohsFriend Sun 29-Oct-17 17:42:20

All family travelled to an away premiership rugby match yesterday. Which took up most of the day.

DSS at his rugby match today and DH went with him. All out for Sunday lunch as its my DSis birthday and DSD at a Halloween party this evening

NoStraightEdges Sun 29-Oct-17 17:43:21

We've done a fair bit this weekend but it varies from week to week.

DH works every other Saturday -this Saturday he was off though.

We had a totally lazy Saturday and went out to a Halloween thing in the evening. Followed by a box set marathon and gin with my favourite Sicilian lemon tonic <posh>

Today we've had hockey training, food shopping, Halloween decorating, baking, gardening, washing, and now I'm cooking a roast dinner.

afrikat Sun 29-Oct-17 17:45:12

Yesterday I had a lie in and DH took the kids out for a walk. We all went into town for a wander round the shops and had lunch out. Afternoon was spent at home playing / making a mess / watching a movie.
Today the morning was spent playing / scooping out pumpkins / watching a bit of tv. This afternoon we went to the safari park (we have annual passes).
We tend to get out every day as we all go a bit nuts otherwise. Most weekends we usually spend one day doing something like a farm or the woods. The other day might be the park and swimming or a wander round the shops

IAmBreakmasterCylinder Sun 29-Oct-17 17:46:40

A lot of chores yesterday as the house has been a bit neglected for a couple of weeks.

Aldi shop. Taxi service for DS.

Took MIL shopping this morning and not much since. Mooching, Reading and drinking too much coffee.

DH has been working at home for a few hours and DD is doing a Uni assignment.

milkywayss Sun 29-Oct-17 17:47:07

I've worked all weekend!

Slowtrain2dawn Sun 29-Oct-17 17:47:35

Seems like everyone else is having ANAZING half term experiences doesn’t it? I have done some housework, been on a nice dog walk followed by a pint and DS carved a brilliant pumpkin. The house is reasonably tidy ( if you don’t look too close). Me, the dog and two kittens are now deciding what to watch on tv. DH is studying. Not cooking tea as they’re all big enough to fend for themselves. Life is good, no drama. My work diary is crazy and pretty stressful this week so I’m going to appreciate this little bit of calm! I have not posted any of this on fb.

Slowtrain2dawn Sun 29-Oct-17 17:48:14


Theimpossiblegirl Sun 29-Oct-17 17:48:48

Yesterday was FB worthy- went for lunch, saw a show, went for a few too many drinks with friends. 1 DD had a party, the other had an early night because she had a party the night before.
Today I have walked the dog and mooched about with a hangover, just about managing to cook a roast to help me get over it.
Sometimes we do very little and I love it, other times we are super busy doing things.

cantthinkofanythingwitty Sun 29-Oct-17 17:49:21

Apart from when I went shopping for food, I have been sat in my pjs all weekend.
I have also cried quite a lot because I'm a trainee teacher and will be teaching next week and I'm scared confused

cantthinkofanythingwitty Sun 29-Oct-17 17:50:08

*teaching nextt week for the first time ever

Pebbles16 Sun 29-Oct-17 17:51:02

Shatterday and Shunday most weekends. Just try to breathe on Saturday and then catch up with "tasks" on Sunday. It is in no way instagrammable!

SeaSawRocker Sun 29-Oct-17 17:51:22

Went to get our flu vaccines yesterday morning while DH worked, mooched round the shops and the library afterwards, bought DD a lolly because she was so good having her vaccine. Then when DH finished sat on the sofa with DD and the cat while DH made dinner watched Paw Patrol and Peppa Pig.

Today other than ordering the food shop to be delivered tomorrow we've done nothing but watch TV, eat our own body weight in chocolate, fussed the cat and played with DDs toys.

ferrier Sun 29-Oct-17 17:51:30

Most weekends are spent ferrying the kids to their various sports. Gets better in the summer. Then we chill a lot and very very occasionally go out and do something more than have a bbq or go to the cinema.

MrsTom Sun 29-Oct-17 17:51:35

Yesterday morning we had some house related chores that had to be done so we dragged the kids round looking at flooring, sofas and curtains. In the afternoon one child went to a birthday party, DH and other child went to watch rugby whilst I hit the books (doing an OU degree).

Today DH and both children went out to rugby training leaving me to crack on with housework and ironing. Went out this afternoon to see FIL who made us lunch. I came home to hit the books again and DH stayed there for the afternoon with the kids. They should be home soon then it's probably bath and early bed before school tomorrow.

Always rock and roll in the Tom household!

notquiteruralbliss Sun 29-Oct-17 17:52:44

On Saturday, I had a riding lesson in the morning, DD rode her horse in the afternoon, we went to Waitrose and DD did some homework. Today, DD rode and did homework and I cleaned tack and went to PC world with DH. Also did washing and other household stuff. Typical weekend for us.

Bluebell1981 Sun 29-Oct-17 17:53:31

Yesterday I got up and did a charity street collection in a nearby town whilst husband stayed at home with 4 year old. In the afternoon I took son out to park whilst husband stayed at home to do a few jobs.
Today - I got up and went for a run, home, showered etc then we all headed to a national trust Halloween event for a few hours. Home, husband’s turn for a run and I’ve just chilled, done some laundry, made dinner.
We tend to spend a lot of time outdoors, more so than most I’d say, but I go stir crazy if inside for too long, I need nature!

PashPash Sun 29-Oct-17 17:54:21

Swimming, shopping trip and blitzing the house yesterday. Quite busy.

Today. Pj day. Have had 17 cups of tea I think and a packet of custard creams.

Im supposed to be doing some reading for a project. But haven’t. I’ve read everything BUT the things I need to.

Oh and written a meal plan and emailed it to DH. That the only actual conductive thing I’ve done. I think.

LindyHemming Sun 29-Oct-17 17:55:15

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

iammargesimpson Sun 29-Oct-17 17:56:35

Saturdays tend to be housework and grocery shopping days, got the beds changes yesterday and the garden tidied up a bit, made steak sandwiches for dinner in front of the tele and then today I got out for a decent walk (dh off for a change) and we all went swimming after lunch. I find Sundays can be a bit of a drag but since I took out pool only membership at a local hotel they're much better, we try to get a walk in too at the beach and then hot chocolate at a cafe.

Ruhrpott Sun 29-Oct-17 17:56:40

Yesterday I went to the tip with one daughter to help, then some Sainsbury’s shopping and then cooked a roast lamb dinner with a home made apple crumble. Today we had a lie in then I cooked a fry up, we sat in the garden for half an hour with a cup of tea and then I took DH to airport (he works abroad). Now I’m trying to decide what to watch on telly for the rest of the evening slobbing on the sofa. DD is still in her pjs (she’s over 20 so can decide herself what to do with her day!).

Tomorrow is back to work so I need a rest at the weekend!

LostInTheTunnelOfGoats Sun 29-Oct-17 17:57:07

Saturday I worked and DH cleaned
Today I made a roast, emergency babysat my nephew and had parents round for dinner

I have no plans for half term beyond meeting two friends for coffee and decluttering the house a bit. DD is getting to the age where she can entertain herself and is always getting invited out with friends. This is the first easygoing half term I've had in six years

Biddie191 Sun 29-Oct-17 17:57:33

Yesterday took DD2 and DS running training, DD1 had a hockey match in the morning too, quick grocery shop for bread milk and cheese, then rode the ponies in the afternoon before watching Strictly. Today DD1, DD2 and DS had hockey matches (2 different locations), then home to ride again - stric on shortly! Helps me to avoid doing too much housework, when we're hardly in!!! Most weekends revolve around some form of sport as they are all active, and it's my hope that they don't have as much time to get into trouble, but we have some lazy ones. However, with animals, there's never really a lie in.

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