Tuesday, 15 June 2010

A weekend of camping!

I had no idea that I would disappear from the blogging world again, but we went camping on the weekend for the first time and I am so exhausted, it has taken me a couple of days to get back to normal. So apologies if I have missed anything over the last few days in the blogging world.
I thought I would share a couple of pictures from our trip before I get down to the serious world of book blogging again.

Here is our tent, which hubby brought for our trip. It was a four man tent and I found it rather roomy. He also put up a gazebo to keep off the rain. However, we were lucky and ended up having a weekend of sunshine. On the Friday morning before we left, there was torrential rain and I nearly called the whole thing off, I am so glad I didn't.
We didn't go camping on our own, we went with thirteen other families. It was organised as a send off for one of our friends who is off to join the front line in Afghanistan for six months. As you might have realised the World Cup had begun and England were playing on Saturday night, so one of our friends decided to take his TV and satellite dish, so that everyone could watch. Not that it was really worth watching as England played really badly and tied with America.

We took over the campsite and there were tables and chairs and toys everywhere. In the evenings we had real log fires going and I am still trying to wash the smell out of everything.

Here is hubby cooking breakfast for the whole family. I was pleased to have a cooking free weekend. I really enjoyed the whole camping experience and I have never spent so much time just chilling out. The kids loved it because there were about 30 different children within the group to play with and we hardly saw them all day.

As you can I am sporting a lovely England wig to show support to our rubbish team. I came back exhausted, but we are busily planning our next camping trip.

21 comments:

  1. Sounds like you had a great time! Thanks for sharing the pics. Have a great week, Vivienne!

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  2. Camping always looks like so much fun. I haven't been since I was a child. The thought of the mosquito bites keep me away.

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  3. Sounds like you and the family had a great time. It looks fun, but I tried it when my kids were round, and not a fan of not having a shower and bathroom right there LOL

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  4. I'm ashamed to say I've never been camping before. :$ Never ever. But I really really want to go. :D You look like you had so much fun.

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    Ceri

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  5. You are such an adventurous mama :) My idea of camping is a three star hotel.

    I love the pictures - and the idea of camping with several other families sounds like such fun.

    I think you have lots of scrapbooking in your future!

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  6. Some great photos, the weather was indeed kind to you.

    Camping holds no appeal for me (I've done it once and never again) but the log fire sounds wonderful - there's nothing like hot marshmallows.

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  7. Love the wig! I haven't been camping in years. Maybe my family will do that for vacation next year...

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  8. Sounds like you all had a great time! I have not been camping in years

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  9. Looks like you had a lovely camping trip. Terrific photos! :)

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  10. It sounds like such a fun trip - and so smart to go with all those other families. I'm hoping one of our next trips is with some friends with kids, I think it would be a lot more fun.

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  11. Now I want to go camping! I can't remember the last time I've been. Sounds like a lovely time was had by all (disappointing game aside, of course).

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  12. Great wig!! I prefer to 'camp' in hotels, but it looks like you all had a wonderful time!

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  13. I'm glad you had such a great time! I've had great camping trips and those that were not-so-great. I hope all of yours are as fabulous as the first one. That campfire smell does get into everything, doesn't it? :)

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  14. Love the pic of you in that wig! LOL The camping trip looks fun!

    I pray for your friend's safety who in Afghanistan.

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  15. Great pics Viv! It looks like you had a great time and it looked like a nice place to camp. I used to go camping all the time but haven't been in ages. This makes me crave the peace of our trailer out at the lake.

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  16. What fun! And I love those pics! Especially the wigs. :)

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  17. Oh how fun!! I truly love camping but it get so hot here in the summers that even the nights are too hot to sleep in a tent. And I agree that one of the nice things about cooking while camping is that my husband usually does all the work! A nice change.

    Love the wig. :)

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  18. Cute pics! Sounds like you guys had a great time and how wonderful that you got to relax and no cooking :)

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  19. Oh what fun! Sounds like a fabulous way to spend the weekend, even for a non-camper like me.

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  20. I love your camping photos, how fun! We've been watching the World Cup too. What a great way to watch!

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