Sundays usually start off with me at the computer, double-checking that my blog which goes out each week has posted and is looking ok, then quickly doing my Instagram, Twitter and Facebook posts about it….
Actually that’s a lie, it starts off with coffee and a doggy cuddle – as does any other day!
My constant writing, photo editing and every/Sunday companion is Alfie – he’s my little Spanish gentleman!
I was living on a Spanish island for 6 months when a lady who rescues lots of animals posted on Facebook that she had a little one who needed fostering.
He had been starved, beaten and dumped in a kill shelter and she’d got him out just in time, but had a ton of other rescue animals, so she put a post up to see if anybody could have him until a permanent new home could be found.
I saw the pictures and as it was 2 days before my birthday, I said the only present I wanted was to help him:
A month of fostering turned into love and of course he ended up coming back to England…. and he’s never adjusted to the weather, he cant stand being cold and gets quite moody about it!
(What’s that they say about dogs being like their owners?!)
Animals are a big part of my life, they always have been and I actually haven’t been without a pet at any point in my life.
As well as my writing work and blogging here, I also do dog sitting too, so quite often I will have an extra furry companion sitting under my desk next to him.
So that’s Alfie’s story …..
The rest of a typical Sunday depends on what the weather’s doing!
If it’s cold and horrible I might have a lazy day, which usually involves playing some music whilst I put on a face pack and hair mask then having a Netflix binge…. enter super attractive photo:
…. or sometimes I’ll go to meet a friend for coffee and have a wander round HomeSense which is always dangerous! £££!
If its nice I’ll maybe head into Cheltenham for some window shopping…
…or go out with Alfie to get some fresh air.
Last weekend there was a break in the rain for once and I went to Tewkesbury, which is a really ancient town about 20 minutes from where I live. There’s a lovely big river you can walk alongside and I find being by water very revitalising somehow – is it because I’m a fishy Piscean?! My dad is too and he’s always felt very connected to the sea.
Then it’s back home for a late Sunday lunch, more coffee for me and a treat for Alfie.
saw a picture of Alfie and I a few weeks ago and offered to send him some food…. and as he can be quite a fussy eater, I was really keen to try him on something different.
They sent me a bag of ‘Catch’ Seafood dog food
which is apparently very good quality because it has a high fish content and is grain free – i.e it’s not bulked out with things like wheat which dogs wouldn’t naturally eat. Its 50% fish with lots of vegetables and potato so the food has pure protein and good nutrients for him.
They also sent some ‘Catch Redfish Cruncher Dog Cookies‘ which are all natural ingredients – fish skins – which are good for your dog’s teeth as they are chewy.
Guys I have to say as a vegetarian, oh my god the treats stink!!
And don’t even get me started on when he tries to lick my face after having one – vomit!!
But he loves them and they good for him so I have to put up with it.
Apparently the online pet supplies company have a ‘bottomless bowl service
’ where they automatically send you the food anything from every fortnight to three months – which must be especially brilliant if you’ve got big dogs because those sacks of food are so heavy.
I’m definitely going to sign up for it because I’ve never found a dry food Alfie loves like this and it’s such a relief to find a good quality food he actually enjoys!
So after our lunch, in the winter months its usually starting to get dark by now so we’ll quite often cuddle up for a movie – I like to light my candles then put my salt lamp and fairy lights on to get cosy.
Then it’s time for an early night and I’ll chill in bed reading or watching TV and going through Instagram – I’m obsessed with the SAS Who Dares Wins programme which is on a Sunday night at the moment, have you seen it?
So that’s my typical day, what’s your favourite thing to do on a Sunday?