Are we ready? Picnic blanket — check, lunch stuff — check, camera — check, non-open-toed shoes to appease the lawyers — check, sunglasses, sunscreen, hat — check, off we go then! Half-way up Warrigal road…. Aarrgh! The birthday present! It is not advisable to go to a four-year-old’s birthday without the present! Back home we go, race inside, then off again, quarter of an hour late. A fun afternoon celebrating, all the family headed out to Eltham for a trip on the Diamond Valley Railway, followed by a picnic lunch and chocolate cake.