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"Believe me, my young friend, there is nothing — absolute nothing — half so much worth doing as simply messing about in boats. Simply messing... about in boats — or with boats. In or out of 'em, it doesn't matter. Nothing seems really to matter, that's the charm of it. Whether you get away, or whether you don't; whether you arrive at your destination or whether you reach somewhere else, or whether you never get anywhere at all, you're always busy, and you never do anything in particular; and when you've done it there's always something else to do, and you can do it if you like, but you'd much better not. "


Sunday evening, midsummer, launching a rowboat on a friend's pond.  I think Ratty says it all really.

17 comments:

  1. Between Ratty's words and your blissful images, I feel like I've been on a little holiday. x

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  2. I had a taste of just being in a little boat recently in Tassie. We sailed out with some packed breakfast and made coffee and just took in the derwent. I could see the charm in doing that every weekend or every chance you get. I say do it more often, it looks like you guys had a wonderfully laid back time, nice to see.

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  3. oh to be on a row boat in a pond in tassie!!! couldn't think of a better way to spend a summer evening. beautiful photos!

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  4. Beautiful pictures - especially that last one.

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  5. This looks like pure bliss Michelle!

    rachel xo

    ps Love elsa's hat.

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  6. Aw, bless. I had to stop and read this out loud to my husband. He read me Wind in the Willows back in our early days. Beautiful pairing of photos and images, a reminder that we must spend some time simply messing (that is, if the rain ever stops!).

    Melania

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  7. My all time favourite quote from my all time favourite book! What a lovely way to spend a Summer's eve. Happy Days!!!

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  8. Brilliant. One of my favourite books. Even as an adult.

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  9. my absolute favourite quote too from wind in the willows...Elsa, you look cute as a bugs ear in that hat

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  10. these images are gorgeous! paired perfectly with an amazing quote!
    p.s i love love love elsa's hat xx

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  11. Just fabulous! Ratty so has it right! xx

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  12. This afternoon looks like a DREAM:) Perfect.

    xo

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  13. Oh sweet lady so nice to see your beautiful blog still shinning like the sun. It was my regular place to play. So beautiful the boat the pictures and always your blog. Love Amber

    xxx

    http://mindfullygreen.blogspot.com.au

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  14. Beautiful! Looks so cool and serene. xK

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  15. Hi Michelle
    We sure have been on a wild ride recentlty, made easier though with support of friends,family, community and social networks.
    Thank you so much for the link to Gluten free girl, It helps so much when someone points you in a direction or introduces a blog you'd never heard of.
    Again thank you I will be getting her book.
    Hope you are busy and well. xx Ines

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  16. Oh my goodness what a gorgeous blog you have here. The lovely Pip Lincolne has put me onto you and I'm so happy she did:) I love this post on messing about in boats. Such a gorgeous thing to do and I loved Wind in the Willows as a kidlet:)

    I'll be back to this lovely hang out, for sure:)

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