Today has been just heart stoppingly beautiful. Bright blue skies, a warm breeze and hours and hours of bright sunshine. Not working on Fridays anymore is working out brilliantly I think.
The boys finished for the holidays yesterday so we decided on a very relaxing day today, filled with not very much more than enjoying this blissful weather. Breakfast in the garden, a bit of drawing and plenty of Lego keeps our two happy for ages.
Me too. I could have stayed here for ages.
But I thought a little wander might go down well so we packed up our lunch and headed a short way down the road to explore the island in the river.
Its the tiniest of islands with stepping stones to it that are often flooded and a few perfect little picnic benches to stop for a munch and a think. We watched herons and buzzards soaring around and barges slipped past down the canal alongside while we ate and played and imagined being marooned.
Back across the river is the steam railway and we can neverwalk past without a look around. No trains today but I love to just drink in the atmosphere.
Looking forward to this very much in a couple of weekends time.
A last paddle and then we headed back to the garden for a bit more refreshment and relaxing on a sunny afternoon. Happy days at home.