When we were away we took the opportunity to go panning for gold at Nundle. Even though it was the middle of winter in an area that often gets snow, it was really quite a beautiful day.
As I sat there, the children off doing their own panning and happily exploring all the river had to offer, I suddenly realised that I had found treasure !
No, it wasn't a gold nugget sitting in the bottom of my pan, it was uninterrupted time, seated in nature where I could hear nothing but the babbling noises of the creek.
It was delightful and the time spent there was worth it's weight in gold!