Well, actually, we were messing about but not so much on a river as in a stream.
The long school summer holidays started yesterday and I know lots of parents are going to be praying for good weather to help them along the way. Sadly if the Meteorology Office is to be believed then the outlook is not too good!
Anyway, today was fine and Victoria and I were able to take the boys out for some fresh air and fun this afternoon. We didn't go far, just a very few minutes away in the car, parked up and then followed a public footpath which runs alongside this stream. The boys had a great time, paddling, throwing stones into the water, getting wet through and just generally having fun.
This isn't an area of our little town that we have frequented much over the years but I think this summer it might just turn into a favourite picnic and play spot. So that is my simple pleasure this week -watching the boys messing about on the river.
Of course an added bonus for me to these little outings is that I enjoy taking the photos and then coming home and playing around in Photoshop with them. This template is a freebie from The Coffee Shop Blog and the background paper is a Katie Pertiet design and can be found at Designerdigitals.com.
As usual I'm joining Dayle for her weekly Simple Pleasures party.