Duvet Day

August 20, 2015

The past week I seem to have succumbed to a bout of pregnancy insomnia. From waking at silly o’clock and not being able to get back to sleep to going to bed and just laying there for what feels like an age so I decide to get up, grab a drink and watch rubbish TV.

With the children away I’ve been quite lucky in that if I then don’t feel great the following day due to a mixture of lack of sleep and general pregnancy yuckiness I can treat myself to a duvet day.

Having the luxury of being able to enjoy a duvet day has had me thinking about the what makes the perfect duvet day.

The perfect duvet day

For me it has to be a nice pair of pyjamas (preferably new ones, you’ve got to love a new pair of pj’s). Plenty of cushions to get myself comfortable on the sofa along with a snuggly blanket or duvet

Access to all the TV remotes so that I can flick between daytime TV, Netflix and the Blu-Ray player (although this would involve me getting off the sofa so I’d have to consider how desperate I was to watch this). I’d probably opt to have a day of period drama kick starting with the classic Pride and Prejudice, Sense and Sensibility, North and South then any other series I can fit in.

A selection of snacks and drinks is a must have, the naughty side of me would want some Cherry Pepsi Max instead of juice or water along with a chicken caesar salad, maybe a ham and cheese baguette to get me through the afternoon along with some sweet treats too.

I think I’d opt to keep the curtains closed and have a lamp dimmed in the corner so that it’s not too bright if I opt for a power nap.

What would make your perfect duvet day?

Mummy From The Heart
Darling husband drops the kids at school and then goes off to work so I’m all alone. It is winter so the fire is lit and I watch Suits from start to current lying on the sofa snugly with my duvet. In the morning I have apple & cinnamon cake with a cup of tea, lunch is a hunk of cheese, fresh seedy bread, salted butter and red onion chutney. The kids have play dates after school and then darling husband brings them home about 6pm along with a Chinese take-away for us all. – Mummy from the Heart

Me and My Shadow
In bed all day with a good book, the TV remote, my laptop and a teasmaid! – Me and My Shadow

Cheetahs In My Shoes
In bed – just me. PJ’s and a cosy fleece – tv remote, crochet, laptop (for emergencies only), earl grey tea to drink (maybe a Pepsi Max with lunch). Breakfast – warm pastries, lunch – nice white bread and butter – possibly a bit of pate and cucumber and probably some Udon style Japanese noodles for dinner (wagamamas would be fine!) – I might get out of bed for those because you don’t want soy sauce on your duvet. What I’d watch – Hustle, New Tricks, 24hr in A&E, Come Dine with Me – just easy watching – nothing that requires too much brain work – and if I couldn’t find anything, I’d listen to the radio. – Cheetahs in my Shoes


  • Michelle Twin Mum August 21, 2015 at 8:19 am

    I love the fact that mindless TV features for us all. I might get a book read for part of it too! lol Mich x

  • Lulastic August 21, 2015 at 9:09 am

    Ohhhhh! I would LOVE a duvet day! Mine would be just like yours but with Heinz tomato soup for lunch!

  • Liz Burton August 21, 2015 at 4:04 pm

    Michelle’s makes me think she’s been fantasising about that for quite a while!

  • steph August 21, 2015 at 9:27 pm

    Ahhh duvet days! I dream of duvet days. One day I will get shot of everyone in my house and spend the day curled up watching Netflix and eating a chinese.

  • North East Family Fun August 31, 2015 at 9:29 am

    Duvet days are few and far between for me now. We don’t even have a tv in our room anymore so it would have to feature a book, some trashy magazines and probably a take out pizza and chocolates 😀

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