I expect everyone has a favourite thing about summer. Mine is definitely picnics. It is just assumed in our family that as soon as the sun comes out, so does the picnic basket! The best picnic food is really simple; usually just baguette, cheese, pâté and fruit. Sometimes we go to one of the local parks, or the river, but today we went to the arboretum at Nuneham Courtenay, just outside Oxford. It is such a beautiful place, especially in early summer. There are lots of places for picnic-eating…and lots of peahens too…who occasionally tried to steal our picnic!