So you want to go camping?

So you want to go camping?

The sun’s shining and the living is easy.  You’re yearning to venture out into the great outdoors  every waking hour, get closer to nature and experience a simpler way of life. Summer’s here and you’re in the mood to go camping.

Me too!

I simply hate being indoors during a glorious summer day and I long for weekends sitting under a warm starry sky without the distraction of the everyday chaos which comes part of the parcel as a busy, self employed mum of three. But there’s just one thing stopping me, equipment. Camping equipment to be precise. It’s like having babies, there’s just so much ‘stuff’ you need and I just haven’t got the time to plan, research and shop for everything I’d need for a camping weekend away.

I’d love to admit to a free spirited, carefree parenting style where I  whisk my family away at the drop of a hat but that simply isn’t the case. I’m a planner, I need to be sure that we’re comfortable, fed and safe , where would I start?

So, lets say for arguments sake, that I do want to go camping, what exactly would I need?

Well I could scour the internet for advice (like this camping guide)  or put it out there in an sos on social media. Well I know I need a tent ,  and sleeping bags, an air bed would be nice, a camping stove wouldn’t go amiss so I can still get my early morning cuppa, and some chairs so I wasn’t left with a numb bum, no wants a numb bum on a relaxing break.

so you want to go camping? so do I but i need all the camping tips i can get!

Now that sounds easy enough, not too much to splash out on, but wait, what will we eat? Ok,  I’ll need a cool box, I guess, and some pots and pans. A picnic blanket for a little home comfort and warm clothes, just incase. You can never be too certain of our great British weather.

Now that I think of it, it doesn’t sound too complicated, let’s do it, come on boys, mummy’s feeling adventurous, we’re going on an adventure and campings on the agenda.

First stop, the front garden.

Baby steps, boys, baby steps.

what a funky way to liven up your garden and keep your children safe,


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  1. 7th June 2016 / 9:36 pm

    YES — ALWAYS would be the answer to that question!! My boys and I absolutely love camping — although we DO cheat because we’ve got Dolly, so don’t have to sleep under canvas!! I can’t think of anything more lovely than getting away from it all for a little weekend away in our home from home. Not sure I’d like it so much if we *didn’t* have Dolly though!! 😉 xx

    • 7th June 2016 / 11:18 pm

      I wouldn’t be so apprehensive if I had a Dolly! I’d love to give a camper van a go sometime as my last camping trip was in gale force winds which I sat watching all the caravans and camper vans not bat an eye lid to!

  2. 8th June 2016 / 12:40 am

    I have to admit that I am not a camper, far from it, I like a hotel room and a comfy bed but it seems that there are more and more camping posts popping up in my subscriptions each day, maybe we might try it one day.

  3. 10th June 2016 / 9:51 am

    I hate camping after a very bad experience, that was my very first holiday with Mr C. It involved torrential rain, near trench foot and body bags! However, I could be persuaded to change my mind for that cool tent. The kids would love that, also camping in the back garden, fine. Like you say baby steps 🙂 #thelist

    • 10th June 2016 / 10:33 pm

      That tent would swing it for me along with a few other luxuries

  4. Mumma McD
    10th June 2016 / 6:54 pm

    I’m definitely more keen on ‘glamping’ ;).

  5. 13th June 2016 / 8:07 pm

    Have always enjoyed a spot of camping – only for two or three days mind. We recently took the kids and it was ace! Basically because they just knobbed off with other feral children while we watched and disused who was going to get up and get the next round of beers from the cooler. WE spent hardly any money, the kids loved it and we actually got to sit down. I imagine it would be hell if it rains, plus there’s a lot of organising to do but worth it all the same x fab post #thelist

    • 13th June 2016 / 10:34 pm

      That sounds like my perfect trip. If I could guarantee the sun is definitely go for it

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