Thursday, 23 August 2007

At camp!!!

Well what do you know, the sun is shinning...Mmmm now it did not shine much whist we had our family camping week, so this is our camp and this was the one, yes one!!! sunny day. Now I am a bit embarrassed about the amount of Cath Kidston going on whilst camping, from the kids play tent to the chairs and even my much carried around knitting bag.
I am just squeezing in a short post or two before I go off again. So its not the usual type of crafting post, although I have to admit with the rain quite a lot of knitting did get done. Actually we had a ball and a few laughs whilst the tent quivered in the wind and every towel was wet with no hope of drying out...Seriously though when the kids are having this much fun sometimes us adults just have to go with the flow. Take a closer look at the camp, see the wet suits trying to dry out on the one sunny day, Yer we did get some Body Boarding done YIPPEE. All three of us, yep my youngest one included, he was so cool, the waves washed right over him, he would right himself up and brush his hair off his face and get right back on his board, my older one...well he would go out deeper than I was happy to do and catch a few well cool waves, as for me I was between the two of them.
Note to myself...don't Body Board in crocs they work as breaks, all these kids would surf past me and I would just STOP!!! Generally a lot of splashing in the sea was achieved, we did get to the beach every day, generally in the evening the rain had cleared so we would all go in for a paddle. An amazing amount of Beach Combing was done, already we have one necklace made and the other pebbles etc are drying in the sun after being washed awaiting the Suzie Sews art treatment!!!
Of course all this outdoor play builds up an appetite, so we got to eat in some pretty nice places with some stunning views. Not to mention picnics and sandy sandwiches and due to the chill factor we even had flasks of Hot Chocolate and Marshmallows to keep us warm from the inside out!
On the no way beach days, we did a few day outs, some really great gardens, with lots of history and kid friendly things to do, I have a whole load of 'green' pictures, I am sure you will be seeing more of in the future. When the rain came in all its glory we headed off for more indoor pool with waves (to keep the kids water happy) flumes and river run.
All in all a wet and fun filled few days. In the evening when the kids slept and boy, did they sleep, my littlest who never sleeps through slept his fist ever twelve hour nights sleep!!! I would sit and knit, I worked really hard on one project and with the help of a few knitting pod casts on the ipod to keep me going I really got going with the project. The BIG news, well big in my little happened whilst snuggling up in the beach tent one day whilst the children played making rivers in the sand, I sat quietly with my hook and wool and the 'teach yourself crochet' book with the gentle sound of the waves lapping a few feet away...Yep I (after many tries) made my first Granny Square...Photos will follow...sorry!!!


anne bebbington said...

Great to see you back - sorry the weather wasn't all great but sounds like you all got to relax especially DS2 with his 12 hour sleep (me please) and good for you on the crocheting :o) Looking forward to seeing your garden photos

knittin'_kitten said...

Your campsite looks so pretty! Sorry to hear it rained so much, but so glad you all had fun anyway!

sarah said...

I'm glad you had so much fun, even with the rain. I find it amusing that your camping gear is all so pretty, instead of the masculine stuff you usually think of when thinking of camping gear!

French Knots said...

Sounds like you had a good time despite the rain, my daughter loves body boarding but for me it's a spectator sport!

julia said...

It sounds like you're having an idyllic summer despite the weather. The camp looks just fantastic, makes me want to be back in the tent right now!

I cannot believe how much you get up to - don't you ever get tired?? Those boys of yours are so lucky to have you as a mum!

By the way, in a post a while ago you mentioned painting some glass fridge magnets, where did you get the glass beads from and what did you stick them to the magnets with? I want to try it with my kids but can't find them anywhere.

Enjoy the rest of the summer, let's hope the sun shines brightly!

Julia x

ps. I've got those chairs, good old CK sale bargains!

Monkee Maker said...

Glad you had fun on holiday despite the rain, and well done on the granny square!

Kids always seem to sleep well when camping (ours do anyway), not sure if it's the fresh air or all the activities. Do your boys sleep up top in the Bongo?

Isobel said...

I love camping so much! And your camping things are lovely. Glad to know you had a great time.
Have a lovely weekend. x

julie said...

It looks and sounds like a wonderful time - despite the cruddy weather. I love your camp base - looks like a lovely place to be. Glad you got some time to get yarn out - sounds like you've cracked the crochet.

weirdbunny said...

Camping is just the best isn't it. The best thing to do with marshmallows on camp is toast them on skewer over fire, then sandwich them between 2 choc digestives, so all the chocolate melts .... scrummy !