Our Swallows and Amazons Summer

Sunday, April 7, 2013
So today the clocks have turned back, and we kiss our hands to bid farewell to summer.
It has been a lovely, long, hot summer. The type of summer that makes you feel heart-glad to live in such a beautiful place as New Zealand, to be born on these charmed islands, to claim ownership to this heritage.

My children have never had such a wonderful summer. We have spent so much time by the water, swimming and boating and shrimping. We are not big on fishing, in our family, but we do love boats and this summer marked the first time we have owned our own boat. It's only a humble little sailing dinghy, but it's still a boat, and it has a sail. Sail beats anything else everytime.

Here are a few photos from our splendid summer.


Heather L. said...

Swallows and Amazons forever!!!!! What memories for your kids. Isn't this such a precious time of life with the older ones just still a bit young and the younger ones old enough?!! Too soon they will all be older!

WE have spent almost a whole year listening to all the Swallows and Amazons. Such bliss! Planning our Lake District visit to include Arthur Ransome sites.

camelama said...

No duffers, eh? :) Grab a chance and you won't be sorry for what might have been!!!

bettyl said...

It has been quite a wonderful summer, hasn't it?! We have enjoyed outdoorsy stuff so much, too! Love you photos, the kids looks so happy and the boat looks like fun.

Velda said...

This is cool!

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