Sitting here cozied up in a jumper and listening to the rain fall as I write this seems a little odd. It was only a few days ago, when we had no plans that we decided to pack up a last minute picnic and find ourselves a large shade providing tree to enjoy a very warm afternoon. That is the British weather for you. Looking at the weather today confirms that picnics will soon be something of last season. How nice that we had the chance to enjoy one of our last over the weekend.
Are picnics about the food or the act of laying out a blanket in nature and relaxing with good company whilst enjoying a little food. It probably is a combination of both but I would say for the girls it seems to not matter what I pack in terms of food, they love the act of having a picnic. We didn't enjoy gourmet food on this occasion, just simple sandwiches and snacks. On the days where I plan in advance I do like to pack a 'proper' picnic with cold meats, salads, delicious pickles and a selection of breads with sweet patisseries and fruit for desert. But this, was not one of those days. It really didn't matter as the girls loved it anyway.