Let Them Eat Cake : Weekend Rituals

Weekend rituals are the best to unwind from the week of busy schedules and work. We look forward to the time of solace, refuge and comfort with ourselves, family and friends. Kate with Kates Creative Space has a wonderful weekend ritual she has with her son Harry. Kate shares her story along with her beautiful photography work.

“Saturday morning signifies the start of our weekend slowdown; the usual weekday hustle to leave the house before sunrise is abandoned and we amble around in pyjamas for as long as possible, revelling in being unwashed (Harry), unshaven (Mr B), and unflustered (me).  We have dance-offs in the kitchen, gradually drain the coffee pot and take our time over breakfast; it’s possibly my favourite time of the week. Recently, a new ritual has emerged; on Friday night Harry and I will choose a cake to bake, and then we’ll mix it up whilst we prepare breakfast on Saturday.  Something simple is the only rule; a toss-the-ingredients-in-the-mixer and-pour-into-a-loaf-tin kind of cake.  Harry goes off to his football lesson, and when he returns, bursting through the door in a spray of mud and exuberance, the cake is cooled, decorated, and ready to replace all the energy burnt off on the pitch.”

 

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Photography: Kate

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