What would you do with an extra hour? If you could get back the hour you’d lost when the clocks changed the other week, what would you do with it?
Maybe you would go for a relaxing walk, or catch up with an old friend, do that job you haven’t found the time to do, or maybe catch up on some sleep!
Dreams Beds challenged me in their ‘Win an Hour Back’ campaign to do something lovely with that hour. It was a tricky decision I have to say. Did I have a massage, do some shopping, have my nails done or go out for afternoon tea. I opted for the latter and decided to take my lovely blogging buddy Becky from Baby Budgeting.
Colwick Hall Hotel is the ancestral home of Lord Byron and is a premier wedding venue in Nottingham. Dating back to the 11th Century, and mentioned in the Domesday book it passed from Richard DeColwick into the Byron family in the 1600s. If you’re a Nottingham local you’ll be familiar with the Hotel, and the fact that it has been left derelict for over 50 years, being restored in recent years by a local builder. Such a beautiful building it was an awful shame to see it in such disrepair.
Afternoon tea is served there in Georgetown, a restaurant serving Malaysian cuisine, inspired by Malay, Tamil and Mandarin recipes. In the grand surroundings of the impressive Colwick Hotel, it’s an interesting mix! Afternoon tea was served in the grand restaurant, on a Thursday afternoon and we even managed to fit it in before the school run.
An array of sandwiches and cakes, a glass of champagne too and the hour sped by. But what a lovely afternoon during the working week. A great way to catch up on all the news with a friend, enjoy their company, relax and unwind before dashing off to pick up the children. It was over too quickly but was most enjoyable.
I love the idea of the Dreams Beds campaign. We live our lives at such a fast pace, hardly ever having the time to reflect or stop and catch our breath. Some weeks the merry go round just doesn’t slow down enough for us to get off and spend time relaxing. You can follow more of the Dreams campaign on Twitter.
What if we encouraged ourselves to take time out and get that hour back every week? What would you do with it?
Disclosure: Dreams Beds arranged and paid for the afternoon tea experience. The comments are genuine and honest.