This week, the Summer Holidays have been in full swing. We are on Day 10 now, and the sun has been shining every single day… until today. I never thought I’d be so happy to see rain returning to Manchester! My word of the week this week is camping….. camping
I took my youngest camping for the first time this week, and she LOVED it! We borrowed my sister’s pop up tent, packed up an air bed, sleeping bags, my BBQ, hubby’s camping stove and off we went…!
We had a lovely 24 hours, and did lots of traditional camping stuff…
Setting Up Camp
Yep – we pitched the tent – all by ourselves! (OK, so it was a pop up tent, but we are still claiming it as a victory – especially considering we got it back into the bag the next day, too)!
We remembered to pack milk for a cup of tea. (Admittedly, it was so hot, the milk curdled after this one cup, so it was a bit of a waste, really).
We made cheese and beans on toast for our camping tea – Camping toast is so much better than toaster toast, somehow!
Exploring The Camp Site
We went to the clubhouse, and I indulged in this Malteasers ice cream and a 0% alcohol beer – I know how to party!
When it started to go dark, we made a fire and toasted some marshmallows. Did you even go camping if you don’t toast marshmallows?
My daughter loved being able to run around and play outside all day and evening. The campsite had a playground right near our pitch, so she spent a lot of time on there making friends. This meant I got some time alone with the camp fire and my kindle…
We had such a good time, I have already booked to go back and do it all over again…. With the dogs and my son instead, though! (I’m not brave enough to take both kids on my own just yet. The inevitable “I need a wee” trips at 3am put me off!
Needless to say, it was a fab camping trip! It far exceeded my expectations, so I was a very happy camper! Check out more of our Travel Tales here.
Finally, find out why camping is good for your mental health here!