Easy like Sunday mornin’

It’s that hallowed time of the weekend, all is reverently hushed, save for the faint sound of birds chirping outside and the rhythmic click, click, clicking as I type this blog post with one finger. 

Sunday morning is here, and I am taking it e-e-e-easy. 

Now that I’m in full time work again (forgot to read the small print in my contract) I will become utterly militant about downtime on the weekends. If you want to find me, listen out for the muffled sounds of podcasts and a cup and plate clattering as I eat breakfast in bed. I’ll be looking at this view and smiling contentedly. 

Today’s podcast listening will include an episode on poop by the lads from Stuff You Should Know, and the latest episode of awesomeness from The West Wing Weekly. I have yet to pop my Woog & Berry podcast cherry, but I have nine episodes locked and loaded on my beloved bed companion, the iPad. 

Yesterday I had an osteo appointment (good ouch) and so had to shower, dress and leave the house, so I threw in some grocery shopping as well. Mmmm that roast chicken for dinner last night was GOOD. 

Today I’ll go no further than the couch, kitchen and clothesline, and  I will stay in rumpled pjs all day long, and that suits me just fine! 

I may bake later a la #sundaybakingsunday if inspiration strikes, I may not. I don’t HAVE to do anything today and that’s my idea of a pretty great Sunday. 

My podcasts await, time to re-arrange my pillows and get comfy. 

Have a fabulous Sunday wherever you are. 

Signing off John & Yoko style, from my bed, 

Annette xx 


PS I was watching an episode of Oprah’s Masterclass the other weekend and Ellen De Generes spoke about how much we seek after other people’s approval, when we really should be seeking our own. I love that.

Just something to ponder. 


Drawbridge Days

Sunday is quite possibly my favourite of all the days, because Sundays are my drawbridge days.

Here are some of the reasons why…

The first cup
The first cup
Insta update
Insta update
Perfectly Pink
Perfectly Pink
Get your tickets here
Get your tickets here

There’s usually baking going on, and I love to see what other people are making and tagging #sundaybakingsunday. Thanks for joining in and sharing your pics with me. Some of you are VERY clever in the kitchen!


The paints come out.

Hey Girl... I like your shape
Hey Girl… I like your shape

The TV might stay silent for a few hours, or I might dive right in and catch up on shows I’ve missed during the week.

The heater is probably on, I’ll rearrange the blanket I’m snuggled under and read some favourite blogs. This morning I got a chuckle from this post on Baby Mac, and I really enjoyed this post on Bird And Fox. How cute are those earrings?!

Sunday is a great day for blog reading, don’t you think?

Later in the day, I might watch a movie. (I just noticed the double 53s, spooky!)

Dan In Real Life
Dan In Real Life

There’s usually a pile of dishes in the sink, or laundry to fold; a door to throw open for some fresh air, or sheets to change. Even these mundane tasks are enjoyable, because I do them (or not) whenever I please.

Perhaps that’s the key to my love of Sundays – no deadlines, no obligations, it is a day for me, where I can just be.

My introverted soul adores, and craves, this time by myself.  Sometimes I’ll venture out, but more often than not, by Saturday afternoon, you can hear the clanking of the chain and cogs as I call ‘drawbridge up’ on the outside world. It’s not that I don’t like the world, it’s just that I want to be in a world of my own for a bit. It’s a cosy, quiet, creative world, and I like it here.

Are your Sundays social days or drawbridge days? Do you read any blogs on Sundays? Do tell, I’d love to know.

Yours in pjs,


How to make brownies

I’m enjoying the rhythm of baking on Sundays. I’m tagging my masterpieces with #sundaybakingsunday on Instagram, and hoping people might find a little inspiration to get into their kitchens and make something a bit more fun that school lunches or a weeknight dinner. 

One of my fellow Blog With Pip students, Carolyn of www.carolynwritesitdown.com, suggested I bake something chocolate-y this week, and Donna Hay’s standby brownies came immediately to mind. They’re quick, simple and delicious – every single time!

The thing I really enjoy about baking is how simple ingredients, just six in this case, combine to make something so different from what they are when they’re just flour, sugar, eggs, cocoa, butter and vanilla extract.

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Here’s Donna talking about this recipe – watching her show really opened my eyes to what a great cook she is. Just goes to show that food that looks fantastic, can actually be quite simple to prepare. I like Donna’s food philosophy – fast, fresh and simple (she even encourages store-bought ‘cheats’ which is great when you’ve got other places, aside from slaving away over a hot stove, to be).


So, another Sunday is almost done, which means there’s a sink full of dishes to do – but before that, I think I’ll enjoy another brownie and a cup of coffee.

How’s your kitchen looking? Let me know if you’ve got any great recipes you’d like to share.