I took my daughter Ruby and her friend Natasha down to the Thames today, lovely cool breeze on a hot day ( well, hot for us anyway!, abt 27C). It's not a long walk from us, maybe 20 mins, but not a very pleasant walk unfortunately - lots of boy rasers on motorbikes (we had to jump into the hedges a few times), and lots of flytipping which is a great shame. It was lovely down by the water tough, despite some rubbish which always gets washed up, can't avoid it. We had fun looking for shells and stones, and Bonnie had great fun in the mud. We had to hose her down when we came back home, no way we could have let her in the house like that.