It's not often I host non book related guest posts on this blog, but I think actually it might be a nice way to introduce my readers to some of my blogging friends - and Kirsty is someone I've known since before I started to blog. Yes, we really do go back *that* far. We've done a lot together over … [Read more...] about What I wish I knew before my first camping trip with kids – by Kirsty from Get Kids Outside
When the rain starts 5 minutes after you get back to your tent after a long warm day. When your 3 year old picks up a diabolo lying on the sward and can almost work it. When you speak to your other half and say a friend went on a supermarket run so you asked for crisps, and it turns out he did … [Read more...] about Perfect moments
Well nearly ;) We tell visitors that we rise with the sun. I was awake at 4, but I didn't crawl out of my lovely warm sleeping bag until 6, to do a bit of remedial work on the page's jerkin. Morning's are worth it here. Today we'll be welcoming school parties from neighbouring counties. There's … [Read more...] about Keeping God's hours.
It's Kentwell time. I'm not ready. I'm never ready. I trudge through my days frittering time away and then suddenly panic that the deadline is upon me. I don't know why I do that. I think I'm getting worse at it, or maybe it's just that there are more of us to get ready. (Where *is* that bag of … [Read more...] about De stuffocation and a digital detox.
I took up camping way back in 2004, and for the first few years, the most we needed in the way of emergency kit was a newspaper to stick in the doorway and a dustpan and brush for removing excess sand. In more recent years though, I've experienced split poles, torn tents, and leaks. And gradually, … [Read more...] about My camping emergency kit