"Your life is made of two dates and a dash. Make the most of the dash." Such was the wisdom I found on Twitter this morning*. It struck a chord - when I read it I was feeling tired and uninspired - the day was due to be full of the mind-numbing chores that are a necessary part of running a home and family. Hardly making the most of the dash!
So instead of the scheduled tasks, I hopped in the car for a very-much-unscheduled 'Me Morning' at Nymans House and Gardens. Forgetting the laundry, ironing, and cleaning up after everyone, I enjoyed a few hours filled with colour, the most amazing fragrance and just the gentle sound of bees to keep me company.
When I had pre-schoolers we spent a lot of time outdoors, at places like this. In fair weather it's where we'd meet up with our friends - the children could run about in fresh air while us 'mums' had a coffee and a natter. With the children at school, and just a few hours between drop-off and pick-up to get everything else done, we only seem to visit during the holidays and I never go alone. I hadn't realised quite how much I missed it. Of course, I still had to come back to the mundane but it didn't seem so bad - and our house, while not very grand and with considerably less impressive wisteria, does at least have a roof and windows!
There are lots more pictures from Nymans on my camera roll, if you want to see some of them be sure to follow me on Instagram where you'll also find the official feed for the property: @NymansNT.
So tell me, did you do anything memorable today? Did you make the most of your Dash?
*seen on a post by Bella and the Moo