Week 1 of the summer holidays is complete and we’re back from our annual camping trip with friends. For the first time in 3 trips, we had more rain than sun, although I’m glad we got 2 days of amazing sun unlike those arriving at the end of our trip who were due more wind and rain. I didn’t get much sleep unusually (well, my fitbit* says I did, but I seemed to see every hour so not sure how accurate that was!)
Onto week 30 of Project 365. Whenever I go away I never want to share all my great photos, so here’s a mish mash of them, while I can save the rest for holiday blog posts.
On Sunday, the pup was out on the run. She’s growing so quickly, and seems to have perfected a creeping towards you, commando style walk along grass.
On Monday it was off to camping in South Wales. This was only a few bits of our equipment. I don’t know how people with more kids and smaller cars do it, because mine is pretty packed by the time we were ready to go. You can see what we take over at my camping essentials post.
Each afternoon (on the fine days at least), 2 planes would fly over really low. It was exciting to watch, although they did come a lot lower than we expected. I was pleased to have the camera out in time on the Tuesday.
A couple of our group hired fire pits for the week. We were a bit rubbish at lighting them – a lot of smoke happened, but everyone loved the marshmallow toasting. On Wednesday I tried a kind of S’more using cookies. Messy but delicious although maybe a smaller than giant marshmallow should have been used instead.
Only going camping for 4 nights rather than 6 meant that after 1 wet day and 2 days on the beach, there wasn’t much time to actually get out and about and see anywhere. N and I did leave the others one day to wander round the Mumbles where N took over the GoPro*…and promptly broke the attachment for the stick!
On Friday we headed home after an extremely wet and windy night. And yet again, the OH had had a clear out downstairs. It’s now like it was before I moved in, like an empty show home but without any decoration or life. So not only did I have to sort out everything from camping, but also everything dumped in N’s room and mine from downstairs. Oh and the dishwasher hadn’t been emptied and the OH hadn’t done his laundry. That will have to wait until our stuff has been done! N decided that he wanted to get rid of his wooden railway set. I’m gutted because it’s something that really should be handed down to his kids, but I can’t get it up into the roof and the OH won’t put it up there. So it’ll be hopefully going to a new home if I can sell it on.
On Saturday I felt a bit headachy, probably due to lack of water, and little sleep. I headed to drop off charity shop stuff, went to the market for bread, and did the food shopping, then played a bit of tennis with N. Later his uncle came over and he got roped into tennis as well. I’m pleased I found some red tennis balls at our local independent sports shop – N’s been playing quite a lot of rallies since.