We went tramping/hiking up into the mountains this week with friends. It was good to escape the summer heat for a bit and there was even a dramatic night-time storm experienced from inside our tent. The best bits of our trip included a bottle of champagne coooled in the mountain-top lake, a birthday cake for Tom made from a block of chocolate and lit with a candle from the hut, Arlo whittling walking stick handles with his pocket knife and the summer alpine plants which I had to keep stopping to look at. Next time I must remember my sketchbook and pencil.
Happy New Year, dear readers.