"...there is nothing—absolute nothing—half so much worth doing as simply messing about in boats." said the water Rat famously to Mole in Wind in the Willows. And today, taking a break from the studio, I set out blinking in the golden glow of an Autumnal day, imagining myself sculling easily and effortlessly along the Arno in search of adventure, new River-bound friends and delicious fat luncheon baskets. "It's my world, and I don't want any other." Enchanted by the beautiful gilded gleaming glints of Firenze today, I heartily agree Ratty.