What a canoe trip taught me about life.

Yesterday we went canoeing. It was a beautiful setting, a gentle two-hour paddle down the Dordogne past stunning cliffs, Chateaux and chocolate box villages, the weather was ideal and the kids were happy – it was a ‘perfect’ day. Libby and I in one canoe, Chris and Stanley in another, paddling away downstream. Then I caught myself. About a half an hour into the trip, I realised what I was doing