Sunday, 19 June 2011

Camping 101

Once you've got the basic camping gear all you really need is firewood, warm clothes and chocolate and you can survive.  This past weekend though we gathered up some extra special ingredients that made this camping trip one that none of us are likely to forget - Grandparents and Great Grandparents. We camped on air mattresses in tents in the forest with four generations of my husband's family from Baby Beth 3 months old to Pa Pa 83 years old.

It was an idea that we weren't sure could be executed - in theory it sounded wonderful and Rob's Pa is still an adventurer - but this is freezing cold conditions in the middle of the forest with no facilities sleeping 15cms off the ground. There was concerns for the warmth and comfort of our youngest and oldest campers but both ends of the spectrum breezed through and loved every minute of it.

It really was a once in a lifetime camping trip and I am thrilled that Noah got to experience it.

(Almost) the whole group gathered around the fire

Youngest and oldest campers enjoying special cuddles

Noah, Pa and Beth

Many many cups of billy tea and coffee were enjoyed around the campfire

Time for fun

Time for relaxation

Plenty of time for oohing and ahhing at babies

Having a paddle

Campfire Cake just for fun 
(idea stolen from Frog, Goose and Bear blog)

Camping food is simple but sooo yummy

The hammock is the place for lots of fun (not much relaxation)

I couldn't resist some little goodie bags to celebrate this extra special camping trip

Never underestimate the joy of the post-camping bath!!


  1. Kirsty - I LOVE the cake and the bags!!! So glad that you did it! That camping trip looks so much fun, it makes me want to go now. I certainly know what you mean about the post camp bath - the best feeling in the world!!

  2. Emma Thanks for always been so kind and generous with your advice. I actually tried to put a different pic on my bags but it wouldn't format correctly so I had to completely copy yours. Blogland is great like that though everyone is so happy to share.


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