One of those perfect days yesterday. A very hot one and nothing for it but to head to the river with good friends. Although quite a mission to get through the paddocks and down to the rocky banks in the hot sun, I never get tired of seeing my kids running through paddocks, and took too many pictures of them ambling through the long grass. We spent the morning swimming in the cool dark waters, building towns on the river bank with rocks and making boats with bark and twigs. Hugo crushed rocks and made face paint and we saw a trout swimming in the waters but lucky for him we had no rods. In the evening we returned for a riverside picnic dinner and as we watched the anglers come out to try and catch that trout, who proved too elusive, we ate strawberries and drank champagne. Then the wind whipped up, the temperature dropped and we headed home. Cool, tired and happy.