What time are you up on a Sunday? I like to have a lie-in, especially after a long week at work. But my dog, Bruce, often gets me up at 7am for his first toilet break. Then I’ll need to jump into the shower to properly wake up.
What’s for breakfast? I’m not really a breakfast person, but I’ll usually walk around the corner to Violet’s, near where I live in Dalston, east London, for coffee.
Sundays growing up? I grew up in a small village in Scotland and there wasn’t much to do. I’d walk my dogs, watch TV. Watching TV is still my favourite downtime thing to do. I watch everything from documentaries to horror. I don’t turn my nose up at anything – you never know what ideas might pop up. Sometimes I’d go to chapel at 6pm and then watch Antiques Roadshow and The Clothes Show, which I’d never miss.
Is it a day of work? Sometimes I’ll sometimes go to my studio and paint and blare loud music. The freedom of having no one in the studio, having the place to myself to create with no interruptions, is liberating. I consider painting a leisurely treat to help me decompress.
Perfect Sunday? Waking up after a great night’s sleep, having no commitments, so I can be carefree and go at my own pace.
Exercise? I walk Bruce up to five times a day, mostly to nearby London Fields, or around the streets of my local neighbourhood.
Last thing you do before bed? Bruce will be let into the garden before bed. I then spritz my bed with lavender oil to help me sleep better. Usually I’ll sit up and read the news and hopefully doze off.
Love or loathe Monday mornings? I like to start the week with a positive mindset and try not to think of any negative thoughts. I’ve learned that I can’t control everything, so I’ve started to process things differently as I get older. Mondays are OK in general, but Fridays are way better!