Three hours a day. That is how long we spend in the car each day driving Elsa to and from school. About 200km. So today, when a friend offered to do the school run both ways it felt like a gift. A most precious gift of three hours and half a tank of petrol.
It's only lunch time and already Hugo and I seem to have done so much. But a walk in the paddock with Mabel* in the early autumn sunshine was a highlight. Hugo found an enormous pine cone and hauled it home to decorate.
Now, tomatoes are simmering for pasta sauce, the bread dough is rising, child and puppy are sleeping. And I still have all afternoon to do things. I think we'll bake some biscuits. To give to my friend when she drops off Elsa. To say thanks for the gift.
What would you do with an extra three hours in your day?
* despite graduating from puppy school last night, shall now be known as Cujo