Wondering why i’ve been so quiet the last few days? meh, betcha didn’t even notice lol
As it happens we were at a lovely campsite in Wales, you have to know it’s there to find it though – if it wasn’t for Simon leading the way we’d have been circling Llangollen for hours looking for it!
The campsite is on the fields of a working farm, there’s bulls, horses and sheep everywhere you look, they even had a beast locked up in one of the barns – we joked it was a werewolf because some of the noises it made were truly terrifying. Yep, whoever said the countryside was quiet has never been. The birdlife was ample, we were adopted by a cheeky little robin that flew into Simons vehicle for a good look around as we were setting up the tents, then a drake and his lady came ambling over to keep an eye on things once we were settled.
The views are fantastic. The pictures on their website really don’t do the place justice, seriously – feast your eyes on this:
As you can see we had glorious weather the whole time we were there, I now have some colour in my face – if I’d had the guts for it my legs would also be more pink than blue, as it was I refuse to put the general public through the ordeal of me in shorts, it just wouldn’t be right!
The cows were in the next but one field to ours and over to the left of the hedge they’re next to was the slope that the sheep were on, one actually broke through into the cow field and seemed to be frantically trying to get back over once it realised where it was, most amusing to watch.
I was.. hmmm.. What’s the word for when you’re disgusted yet amused all tha the same time? meh, no matter. Basically Simon and Nic are seasoned campers, they go frequently with the kids, but they refuse to leave behind any mod cons. I’ve never been camping with electricity before, I always laughed at the people who did thinking ‘whats the point? You may as well stay at a B&B’
No longer! I am a true convert to the ways of the electric. They had a HEATER in their tent. I can live without a fridge, even without the kettle (though having a nice hot cuppa when you get up is fabulous!) but I want a heater. I still think taking a tv and a microwave is a tad over the top though..
We also succumbed to tent envy, I now want one with at least another ‘room’
Look at the size of theirs compared to ours! Simon’s not a little lad and he can stand upright in it! I had to laugh when they were putting all their stuff in it though, normally the kids get a pod each and the adults obviously share one, everything else tends to then get stored in the centre chamber. Not so this time, with the kids at home they had a wardrobe pod and a bathroom! Seriously! I couldn’t stop laughing at that, coat hangers and everything! My ‘wardrobe’ consisted of jeans, combats and some t-shirts screwed up in a bag.
The fun didn’t stop there however, we got to take the micky muchly out of my poor baby. He likes to wander when we go camping and he takes the camera with him (actually where ever we go he takes the camera – ‘appy snapper is my ol’ man) This time he had to be careful because we had a field full of girl scouts and Edinborough award kids, much was made of the fact that he could come across as a dirty ol’ man if he went about his usual way of doing things *grin* I mean.. C’mon, lookee here (the tents in the left at the back are the girls, they were on the opposite side of the field to us)
I think this is the actual picture that was taken of him as this observation was being made, could explain the look on his face *grin*
Aye, t’was a nice and relaxing weekend all told, we very nearly went back again today seeing as the camping stuff was still in the car and we’ve nothing planned until thursday.. But sadly common sense kicked in, there’s washing to be done, the flat needs cleaning – and we spent a fortune this month already.
We will definitely be going back though, this time with a camping stove, table/ chairs and a few other creature comforts *grin* best not get too carried away though or we’ll end up with a ‘car’ like Simons..