We had a picnic morning tea last weekend at the park with the kids and it made me realise how we don't 'picnic' like we used to. Vintage picnic baskets filled with plates and cultery, kept snuggly inside the basket with leather straps. Glasses, cups and thermoses filled with wine, champagne, cordial or a hot cup of tea. Nothing like eating in the great outdoors with a large array of food on offer. We always take a thermos of coffee, sandwiches and cakes of some description when we go out on a day trip but not to purposely go out into nature and have an old fashioned picnic like we used to as kids. There were places called "picnic grounds" specifically designed for that. Big shady trees, picnic tables, barbecues, playground equipment, a creek to swim in or just to relax and interact as a family. Here's some 'Pinspiration'.