When I say ‘free’ weekend I mean those super rare ones where you have absolutely zero plans! I had one last weekend for the first time in about 6 weeks. We’ve been up and down the country, zipping to various appointments, seeing friends and family and having city breaks. Check out my favourite place for coffee in Leeds and where we stayed if you’re interested. I love being busy but it almost becomes a novelty when you have a weekend that you can do anything that you want with. Here are 7 things that I like to do when I have all the time in the world.
1. Have coffee & cake
Whether you’re on your own or with your favourite person, heading out for a coffee and a slice of cake is such a treat that you miss out on if you’re always zipping between food shopping to opticians appointments!
2. Sort out your wardrobe
Having a good clear out or even just a tidy up of mangled t-shirts and random jumpers can be really therapeutic! I love just refolding everything that’s become disjointed and messy in drawers and on shelves until they’re all perfect again. It might only last a couple of days but having a good tidy up can make everything better in my opinion. I guarantee you’ll find things that you’ve forgotten about and you’ll want to wear the very next day!
3. List things on eBay
This goes hand in hand with number 2. If you do have a tidy up and a clear out and find things that you’ve not worn a couple of months, why not list them on eBay. Especially if it’s a Sunday as Sunday evenings are the perfect time for auctions to end. Set things on a 7 day auction and you can sort everything out that sells the weekend after. Hey, extra pocket money!
4. Try somewhere new for lunch
Totally free as a bird? Why not try out that little place you’ve been wanting to for ages? We checked out a tapas bar that we walk past every day on the way to work last week. Bar Iberico in the Lace Market (Nottingham) is so tasty and we’d massively recommend their crispy chicken tapas dish and the jamon croquettes. Delicious.
5. Explore your city
Do you ever realise that you’ve lived somewhere for years and never actually visited all the great things in your city? I lived 20 minutes from Bath for around 5 years and I’ve still never seen the Roman baths. It’s silly when you think about it. We’ve actually done a lot of the ‘attractions’ in Nottingham so we decided to try something new last weekend and hit up Escapologic with some of our friends. Escape rooms are seriously addictive! We did one in Prague, check out my top 9 things to do in Prague if you’re heading there soon.
We chose the Heistakes room, the second hardest game at Escapologic where you have to help a bank robbery team finish their job. It’s insanely hard! Apparently only 20% of people complete it and we got really close to getting out of the room but unfortunately didn’t make it. We got stuck on a particular lock for about 20 minutes and that drained our time completely. I’d massively recommend an escape room if you’ve got a team building exercise to organise at work or if you just fancy doing something new with your friends. They’re so much fun and put you right outside your comfort zone.
6. Have a lie in
This is a no-brainer. If we don’t have anything to get up for, we won’t get up. It’s such a luxury to be able to not set an alarm. That’s it!
7. Try new products
When I have loads of free time I like to check out my products drawers, find new face masks, new body scrubs and conditioners etc and fit them into my routine! This weekend I tried the Philip Kingsley Elasticizer and the new Leighton Denny Bio-Build nail varnish after I took my gel polish off. Switching around your beauty and makeup with products that you have hiding away in drawers can feel like shopping your own stuff. I love having a switch up and trying things that I’ve wanted to for ages.