7 hours and 40 minutes – was how long it took before Sarah C.got em out for the boys. It wasn’t just random, she wanted to show off her newly acquired suntan ( which we have seen before ), plus she was winning at ‘Contract’ ( which we hadn’t ), plus we were celebrating Richard’s 52nd Birthday, so he needed a treat. All in all it was a dam good day . We drove out to Hurley , home of many a cheesy riverside .Ealing families, end of summer ,picnic,football, skipping, swimming,John’s birthday celebration gathering . The hi light being a huge game of rounders – where Rosie and Helen could usually be found chatting at 3rd base -oblivious of the ball hurtling towards them ,and Matthew Kyle ( or a similar ,super hitter/sprinter ) from the opposing team running past. them .Back to yesterday …….. we then went for a long country plus riverside pre dinner walk . all was going to plan , until we made base camp on a liitle beachy bit of the river , got the flask and the almond slices out , put our faces ( and in some cases – chest ) in the sun , and snoozed for 45minutes.Then we hot footed it to ‘the Olde bell’ , which claims to be the ‘oldest coaching Inn in Britain ‘ -( haven’t you heard that said about most olde coaching inns you go to ?) for a lovely dins and back here for the entertainment.