Saturday, January 28, 2012

A stolen hour....

My husband, children and dog have all left the house for a morning walk. The temperature seems perfect for it and the rain has briefly stopped. They were all smiling, loaded up with hats and cameras with sweaters tied around their waists. The dog was running around them smiling, she really does smile. They had mapped out their walk to go around the water and to Newport and I couldn't join them because I have a lot to do around the house.

Am I disappointed? Yes, but that is the life of a mum. I wave them good bye, and warn them to not lose the dog.

I close the door, and look around at where to start. I only have about an hour.

A long scented bath....
My feet up and grown up television.....
The book I am having trouble getting into for book club....
There is so much to do and so little time.  

I have decided on the bath with a face mask, multi tasking.  But first I'll put on a load of washing and the dish washer, that way it sounds very busy and houseworky, then quickly wipe over a few benches with a cloth soaked in disinfectant, then it smells like I have been very busy too.


  1. Oh how blissful!!! What a lovely luxury! Enjoy!

  2. Hi Natalie, it was (and is) they aren't back yet and the bath is bubbling up nicely. Rachel xx

  3. Haha... well done! Hope that bath was relaxing. You deserve it :)

  4. Oh you lucky devil!! I hope you enjoyed it xx

  5. Hi Imperfect Housewife, it was so lovely and quiet and no-one suspected a thing.

    Hello Ozzie Thriftmumma, it's always more enjoyable when it's stolen.

    Thanks for commenting.

    Rachel xx

  6. Oh... it sounds lovely and relaxing and so slightly cheeky - I love it!

    Thank you for your comment. I'm glad to have found your fun blog as a result. Am following and look forward to reading more

    ps. I really like the 'on the street' page - gorgeous shots!

  7. Hi Hope in high heels, thanks for following. I really need to get on and add to the On the Street page. I got slack over the school holiday. Rachel xx