After much um-ing and ah-ing about the weather and if it was going to rain, and should we or shouldn’t we just go to the pub instead, we ended up with a glorious afternoon of sun at the Mt Lofty Botanic Gardens. It was crisp but bright, and we rugged up and soaked up the warmth. We being eight or so of my oldest friends and six of their children. We laid about eating cheese and drinking a local pet nat sparkling wine. And I made the ridiculously easy and really very good flapjacks from Smitten Kitchen - honestly, they were so sweet I wished I’d made a double batch and been able to eat them all week long. I couldn’t have asked for a better afternoon.