camping

First Time Camping!

First Time Camping!

I am pleased to say we survived our first camping trip! 

To give you some background, the missus went once or twice when she was a kid, I used to camp a lot and set a goal to go as a family more often! 

We recently got a tent etc (thanks Mum & Dad) since setting this goal and this weekend was the first opportunity to go, we asked friends and family for some suggestions of where to go, we want to stay local in case Mel really didn't like it and wanted to go home!   We looked a at a couple of places but they were fully booked but luckily my Aunt Jane (for the record she is one amazing lady!) recommended Henlow Bridge Lakes.

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The camping goal takes a step closer

The camping goal takes a step closer

I posted this blog post a few weeks ago about having a family goal to go camping! 

I was hesitant at first, the teenager out right said she would never go (That was not a surprise), the little geek was excited and Mel was well..... hesitant! 

I had worked out a list of what we would need then gulped massively! It wasn't going to be cheap!  The list stayed where it was, safely tucked away in my evernote! 

Then I got a massive and generous surprise from the parents!  They offered to take me on a little shopping trip to pick up some camping supplies!  I was very excited, crossing a few things off the list would be fantastic, little did I know that my parents would help me cross off some of the fundamentals such as a tent, camp beds, table, gas cooker and sleeping bags!! 

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