There is nothing – absolutely nothing – half so much worth doing as simply messing about in boats

The Wind in the Willows

Ratty’s quote from Kenneth Grahame’s classic The Wind in the Willows sums up Henley Royal Regatta quite well really!  The annual boating event is quite local to us and in more recent years since having the children we always try and make it down for a picnic to soak up the atmosphere. As one of the most quintessential English events of the Summer calendar there’s always so much inpsiration, I love it 💕
My son’s off to the River and Rowing Museum
on his school trip today too so think Wind in The Willows might just have to be on the list for one of his next bedtime stories!