The perfect Sunday consists of waking up at 8:30am to the smell of breakfast cooking, a cuddle and three hours of television, new research has revealed.
A quarter of Brits dream about an ideal weekend morning which starts with a Full English breakfast in bed. And a third always like to start their Sunday morning with a cup of tea or coffee, before pottering around the house for a leisurely hour.
A further 23 per cent then like a morning stroll before stopping for a few drinks in the beer garden or relaxing on the sofa before a Sunday Roast served at 3:15pm in the afternoon.
Following that, 43 per cent of people love to settle down to a good movie – such as Indiana Jones or Dirty Dancing – while 40 per cent want to relax with the family.
Henry Swift, a spokesman for Harveys, which commissioned the study of 2,000 adults to find the secrets to the perfect Sunday, said: “We know the value of a relaxing Sunday spent at home with the family. At Harveys, we can easily facilitate lunchtime around the dining table and afternoon films on the sofa, the only thing we can’t do is cook the Sunday roast for you – so we’ve done the next best thing by offering guidance from a professional chef.”
Even the Sunday Roast can be served to perfection if people know how – with three slices of beef, four roast potatoes and gravy all over the plate, but not drowning the food, a must.
The perfect roast would also include a healthy helping of carrots, stuffing balls, broccoli and peas, and would be enjoyed with a partner, as well as mum and dad.
An Itinerary for the Perfect Sunday
Wake at 8:30am to the smell of breakfast and coffee brewing
Have a cuddle with loved ones
Eat a Full English in bed
Potter around the house for an hour
Take a stroll / brisk walk
A few pints in the pub
Relax on the sofa
Sunday Roast served at 3:15pm
Eat with four guests
Settle down to a good movie
Relax with the family