Proper camping

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Proper camping

Postby MumtoMonsters » 12 Aug 2012, 19:49

The weather was nice. We had no plans that couldn't be cancelled. We went camping in FIL's wood. Seven acres of semi-ancient oak woodland to ourselves. Bonfires for dinner and breakfast. Fortunately my brain engaged before we went and I insisted on stopping off en route to buy midge repellent!

It was ok. Definitely our least stressful camping experience so far - probably helped because it was actually WARM!

I think we struggled a little because DH still struggles to entertain the children without a telly :mona and the kids don't tend to eat very well when we're out like that, just a little too unsettled. G was overwhelmed - a walking zombie!

We took the big chalks and they enjoyed drawing on trees. K built bridges across the stream so small animals could get across. We tracked deer (you know, we saw their footprints - far too noisy to see them!). G found a toad, and spent the rest of the weekend searching for it. We built a den with long sticks/branches against a tree and roofed it with ferns. K took hundreds of photos of everything she found.

Next summer I think I'll look for real places we can go like this, where there's more likely to be grass the kids can play on, where we can leave the tent without wellies, maybe even somewhere there's a decent chippie!

It was good. We all stank. We need a bigger car. I'm knackered!
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Re: Proper camping

Postby salj1980 » 12 Aug 2012, 19:54

Sounds great, my favourite kind of camping!
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Re: Proper camping

Postby va.x » 12 Aug 2012, 20:11

sounds like a fab start

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Re: Proper camping

Postby RedRum » 12 Aug 2012, 20:57

Sounds like my perfect weekend :D
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Re: Proper camping

Postby ceeLIN » 12 Aug 2012, 21:00

Sounds absolutely wonderful!
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Re: Proper camping

Postby AwayinaChive » 12 Aug 2012, 21:11

My only kind of camping! No wide open fields full of English people for me. Give me the woods!
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