I'm a low mileage driver and I keep a mental check of how long since I took a long journey. And I am very quick at yanking a lead acid battery for charging. Are my experiences representative and am I missing any tricks?
My rule of thumb is that a fairly new battery (> seven years old) will hold enough charge to start the engine 14 days after last run. Long enough to park whilst you take your annual holiday. Older batteries discharge more quickly. If you have access to a de-sulphation recharger, you can extend battery life and charge duration.
Modern cars may not generate much of a recharge when stationary and ticking over. I have found that ten minutes on tick over is about enough for a reliable start a few days later, but not enough for a week. A ten mile drive on open roads once a week keeps the battery alive but a supermarket shopping trip is insufficient.