Monday, 27 June 2016
Perfect moments #345 and #346: Skimming across Coniston with the sun glinting off the wavelets, the kids sitting on the bottom boards singing the theme from the Swallows and Amazons film while Ian and I are fully hiked out, spray hitting us in the face at the same time as the sun beats down on us. And being on the same tack in this blissful situation for several minutes at a time. Thea looks round and says with sparkling eyes "This is brilliant!". Two hours later, euphoria has not abated, and we are all in the car, tired but jolly, driving through the most spectacular landscape of high craggs and waving trees. The sun is streaming through the open windows and we are all singing The Proclaimers at the tops of our voices.