... and I have promises to keep
and miles to go before I sleep
The poem I pinched those beautiful lines from may have been about winter but even though today could not be more summery, they were the words that entered my head as I wandered into the woods this afternoon
Forrest had a day with his grandma and I have had the loveliest day. I spent the morning catching up on my housewifely chores - I descaled the coffee machine, cleaned the washing machine, vacuumed, mopped, dusted, did three loads of washing, cleaned the bathroom .... and for once I actually enjoyed it. Sometimes I find the mood takes me to clean and I have to take advantage of it, those episodes are few and far between so I make the most of them. It means I can feel less guilty on the days when I really cannot be bothered to clean
I met the estate agent who will be marketing the cottage for us and he took some photos and talked to me about his children (I love hearing men talking about their children - such a different perspective from us women!) then I took the dogs out for a walk
Our local estate opens their woodland from April to September, the woods are closed over the winter for hunting and shooting but during the warmer months the Earl of Yarborough allows the public to wander freely. How wonderfully generous is that? Today I went to Mausoleum Woods, one of my favourite spots
I did a bit of googling and found this absolutely beautiful picture of the interior. There are tours occasionally, I'm hoping to get chance to go on one this year
When I was pregnant I did hypnotherapy to help me to relax and stay positive and calm about the birth. One of the exercises involved mentally taking oneself away to a 'happy place' and this is the place I used to visualise during my afternoon relaxation sessions
The photos don't do it justice, it really is a beautiful, peaceful place. Did you spot Wilson running up the hill??
He found what can only be described as a lump of tree too, and was immensely happy about it
Jessie wasn't in the mood for sticks today, she just laid down and sunbathed
That may or may not be a bit of my leg there. And I may or may not be wearing Matt's cargo shorts. This is not an outfit post.
I could have stayed all afternoon but sadly real life called me home to take delivery of groceries and cook some tasty meals for Forrest
Do you have any special local spots that you like to visit?