Over a third of Brits say they would want to wake up to birdsong on their perfect Sunday – and four in 10 want to enjoy a full English breakfast
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The perfect Sunday morning includes waking up at 8:48am to the sound of birdsong, the scent of fresh coffee – and a full English breakfast.
More than one in three (37 per cent) picked birdsong as their wake-up-soundtrack of choice, nearly twice as many as the next most popular choice – the sound of rainfall.
Coffee was deemed the best smell to wake up to, chosen by 37 per cent – followed by a breakfast cooking (32 per cent) and hot buttered toast (22 per cent).
And love is still alive after lockdown, with half choosing to spend quality weekend time with their partner, opting to wake up with them before enjoying a good walk.
The research, of 2,000 adults, aimed to create a timeline of Brits’ perfect way to finish the week.
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But only 13 per cent of adults would lace up their trainers and partake in some exercise on an ideal Sunday.
A quarter would like nothing more than to lie in bed – with a third opting to decadently switch on the telly.
Around one in six (14 per cent) admitted heading straight out to the shops was their ideal way to spend a Sunday morning, while 11 per cent would enjoy some fun family games.
The classic full English is the favourite choice to eat, chosen by 42 per cent – and was slightly more popular with men than women.
One in four would opt for a simple slice of toast, while nearly a tenth (eight per cent) would like to chow down on some leftover pizza.
For 39 per cent, fresh-cut flowers on the kitchen table was key – with sunflowers being the nation’s most beloved bloom.
When it comes to the perfect floral accompaniment, yellow flowers in general are the top colour of choice (36 per cent), closely followed by pink in second place (35 per cent).
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Red – traditionally the colour of roses, tulips and other iconic stems – only placed fourth in the list of favourite flower colours.
The study was commissioned by independent online florist Serenata Flowers, which worked with colour and design psychology expert Karen Haller.
Karen Haller said: “It’s no surprise that many Brits voted yellow sunflowers as the perfect addition to a Sunday morning.
“Their cheery yellow colour is linked to the positive feelings of optimism and happiness.
“It’s like you’re being greeted with a cheery “hello” every time they see you.”
The top Sunday:
- Sound to wake up to: Birdsong
- Smell to wake up to: Fresh coffee
- Breakfast: Full English
- Drink: Coffee
- Activity: A walk outside in nature
- Person to spend it with: Partner
- Flower on the kitchen table: Sunflower