Work / life balance just lately has been strained. I have been so busy with Littlegreenshed (exciting plans are on the horizon, I’ll tell you all about it soon), plus the organisation of SISTERHOOD, has left me feeling overwhelmed and utterly exhausted.
So when Crocs asked me to share what my perfect day off would be, I suddenly had to think, what would that be? And perhaps I could actually do with one! Instantly it had to be stepping out of the City, feeling the earth under foot and forage for some blooms.
May is the best time of year for this, hedgerows and fields are bursting with Spring goodness. Pink frothy blossom laden Cherry trees, Bluebells and Ransoms cover the woodland floor – and roadsides are transformed it mass of nodding white of the cow parsley. It is truly heavenly out there.
Packing up my basket with a woollen picnic rug, a good read and of course some pretty Crocs sandals I set forth on a forage. Soon falling in to the rhythm of the countryside, listening to bird song and breathing in the fresh air. I began to relax, shoulders loosened and worries drifted slowly away.
Lost in the art of mindful wandering, allowing all thoughts of work to quieten whilst I selected a few pretty stems to arrange once back at home.
Of course with it being a typical British day, the heavens opened, but that didn’t stop me #findmyfun. The beauty of Crocs is that they are of course waterproof!
Crocs would love to know how you would enjoy your #MomsDayOffContest! Crocs are offering you the chance to win a £30 voucher to spend at Crocs PLUS a £70 cash reward for ten winners. There is also a £30 voucher for fifty runners up.
* Tweet your perfect idea of your day off, it could be flower foraging like me, having a spa day or indulging yourself with pedicure and a hair cut. Don’t forget to add the hashtag #MomsDayOffContest.
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Lou Archell, a writer, photographer, stylist and founder of Littlegreenshed. A UK lifestyle & travel blog
Lou is also a busy mum of two amazing boys and the founder of Sisterhood Camp – an annual creative retreat for recharging and empowering brilliant ladies, Lou is passionate about supporting and inspiring others whether through her workshops, writing, photography or lifestyle hacks.