As the weather warms up, we’re looking for ways to celebrate life’s simple pleasures, starting with the art of the perfect Wednesday – that sweet spot marking the countdown to the weekend.
Once the start of the week is out of the way, our minds, naturally, start to wander towards relaxing and enjoying a little more down-time. By Wednesday evening – otherwise known as ‘hump day’ – the weekend is on the horizon and it’s time for a few little rewards to mark the middle of the week. Try these three simple treats to help make yourself, and those around you, feel special before the real fun of the weekend beckons.
Idea 1: ‘To me, from me’ flowers
Stop off at your local florist on the way home from work and spoil yourself with a beautiful bouquet (all-white flowers, of course). There doesn’t have to be a special reason to enjoy a fresh vase of blooms, and you don’t have to wait around for someone else to buy them for you; a posey ‘to me, from me’ is the ultimate mid-week indulgence.
Present them in one of our large vases, such as the Large Amberley Vase for a dramatic centrepiece, or split the bouquet among a range of smaller vases, such as our Mini Bud Vase for a pretty, rustic look.
Idea 2: Make a friend date
Whether it’s breaking a sweat together at an exercise class, or meeting for post-work drinks after a long day, make time for a friend in the middle of the week. We so often save social plans for weekends, then see our free time filling up with engagements we can’t keep up with. Meeting up with friends mid-week also means you have something lovely to look forward to all day at work.
Invite a friend over for a minimum-effort meal and exchange news with a glass of something delicious – that’s something that needs no excuse.
Idea 3: Enjoy a tech detox
Are you or your partner guilty of checking work emails on your phones late into the night? Or maybe the kids can’t be budged from their place in front of the TV until bedtime? Make the middle of the week the new quality, family time by switching off – mentally and physically. Leave all gadgets in the house and head into the garden, enjoy the extra hours of light with an evening stroll, or get the board games out for some screen-free fun.