I loved them and seem to have passed this on to my DDs, I'm pleased to say!
A few days staying in Norfolk with my sister allowed us to pay homage to Coot Club and The Big Six last week.
With the organisational skills of my sister, boat driving skills of my BiL and eldest nephew, and some lovely weather we spent a wonderful day on the Norfolk Broads
Of course, any wooden motor cruisers were marked down as the Margoletta, and their crew as Hullabaloos. Any vessel under sail examined to see if it could be The Teasel or Titmouse. We managed to trip into Roys of Wroxham (the shop that sells nearly everything!) too. Lots of ticks on the mental list of 'things to do related to Coot Club without actually teaching the girls to sail'!
Finally, tea at The Swan Inn at Horning.
I'm sure that none of The Death and Glories, Port, Starboard or Tom Dudgeon would have gone there for a meal, but the lack of authenticity was made up for by the meal being delicious and their big cousin kind with his largesse of piggy back rides!
A lovely 'last hurrah' for the hols. We are now back to the usual school routine, this year simplified slightly by my DDs being on the same school site.
Happy autumn (or with weather this warm, Sortumn) thoughts to you all! I'm off to plan a trip to the Lake District to examine Swallows and Amazons territory.