But it has had its downside, particularly last weekend when was going to go for a sail but there wasn't enough wind to worry a nervous candle.
So I'm not quite sure how these boats managed to get down to Putney embankment - I suspect there was a lot of tiller waggling and maybe even safety boat nudges as they drifted with the tide and current.
Maybe that's what I want to believe, as could have been one of them but in the end my comfy chair was too comfy, particularly with coffee in one hand and Sunday papers in the other. It may be a bad excuse but work has been a bit intense recently, even with the discovery that half of my meetings have involved Laser or America's Cup sailors.
So instead went for a cycle down the Thames path instead.....