I’m never one to dutifully swallow PR-speak, but I think this time they might have a point.

I had an email today telling me all about this new phenomenon that’s (supposedly) sweeping the nation. It’s called “Weekendvy” and, apparently, lots of us have it.

Yeah, right.

“Weekendvy” is pretty simple: we have very dull lives so decide to lie about. It works like this, come Monday morning you boast to your work-mates / mum-mates / anyone who is willing to listen, that you spent your weekend taking the kids to the zoo, having a romantic meal out with your other half and shopping for clothes in that amazing new boutique down the road. When, actually, you spent Saturday trailing round the supermarket and Sunday sitting around in your pants watching Countryfile. Get it?


Now, call me competitive (I know, I know, at it again, can’t help myself) but when I hear on a Monday morning about the amazing weekends other mums at baby and toddler group had, I just can’t help myself. They went to the farm, or to soft-play, or had a romantic weekend break with the man, or had a night out with the girls. They most certainly didn’t sit around in their pants watching Countryfile. I panic  – why am I so rubbish at doing weekends – and cook up something about a family trip swimming and a meal out with the (self proclaimed) Northern Love Machine.  Phew – got away with it this time…

But all this has got to stop. I really must stop bending the truth about my weekends. So hands up, I admit it: I do enjoy a spot of Countryfile in my pants on a Sunday. And in the last eight months I have only been out for one meal with the (self proclaimed) NLM. He is so romantic he took me to an All-You-Can-Eat Chinese.

Ah, that feels better, what a load off my mind. Right, I’m off to clean the boat. We’re going yachting this weekend don’t you know…




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14 responses to “Weekendvy

  1. Great post! I used to do this when I worked but don’t nowadays. At our school gates we’re almost vying for the Crappiest Weekend title, seeing who had the weekend from hell 😉

  2. Exactly. Let’s have a truthful weekend linky blog hop thing! My entry would be catching up on housework, responding to demands of kids, drank too much red wine, and fighting irresistable urge to blog as husband feels neglected when I stare at computer too much… No romance, no zoo trips, but I do wear more than my pants 😉


    apparently older folk dont need to make things up,or elaborate. They have the confidence that people will not judge them for watching countryfile.

  4. Lol, great blog. My confess though I sit in my jammies watching teen mom!!! 🙂

  5. There was me thinking everyone else was having a great weekend whilst I caught up on the housework, shouted at the kids & shared a bottle of wine with myself! You have made me feel better about my crap weekends now


  6. I think weekends are made for sitting around and relaxing.
    Have not heard of this weekenvy before!

    Visiting from BMB, have followed. Mich x

    • Hi Mich, thanks for stopping by! I agree, weekends relaxing are my favourite. Although I’d never say no to a romantic meal out or a shopping trip (not that they ever happen anymore!). x

  7. granny from the north

    and next weekend I’m going to visit the royal familyXXX

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