Now that we’re all more or less confined to our homes, the days tend to blend together. In this Covid19 version of Groundhog Day, the week just whizzes by. Seriously, I can spend days without even leaving the building (OK, I blame the bad weather…), and there are days when I consider getting dressed a major achievement…
And when it comes to work-life balance, well, it seems that we’re really working hard to even remember what that is (pardon the pun…). In my experience, working from home does not mean more time or a better work-life balance. It just means we have more time to work as we don’t have to spend time commuting…
This makes it even more important to take some time off at the weekend to rest and recuperate. And, now more than ever, it is important to have some unstructured time. No plans, no goals; just go with the flow, and do something just for fun.
For example, to make weekends a bit more special, Professor M and I often have Sunday brunch at home.
Of course, this isn’t a completely new idea; BC (as in ‘before Covid‘) we would often go out to brunch. These days, even though most restaurants are still open here, it is a bit more problematic. I prefer not to take unnecessary risks, which is why we haven’t been to restaurants for ages (I really miss eating out) but usually just order takeaway.
Now, however, we’ve started making more of an effort to prepare brunch: I’m talking about scrambled eggs, avocado mousse, tomato and basil salad, the works.
What’s so special about that, you might ask.
Well, for starters, neither one of us is much of a cook. My cooking mainly consists of chopping up some vegetables and either frying or steaming them, in one pot and in 20 minutes max. Professor M occasionally engages in culinary experiments that require using every pot and pan in the house. But apart from that, in this household, ‘cooking‘ is code for getting online and ordering something.
And the weekday breakfast, then? Well, that’s usually just muesli and fruit, or oatmeal. With lots of coffee, of course.
In other words, a brunch that takes longer to prepare than to eat is a bit of a novelty for us, but a welcome one.
Outfit & Decor:
vintage silk kimono (old) / nightie: Noom
table & chairs: Calligaris / lamp: Gubi Multi-Lite / floor lamp: Gubi PD2 /
curtains: Vallila / coffee mug: Marimekko
How do you relax after a week working from home?
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