Our very basic base-camp was in a field in Llanberis, just the tent, a couple of sleeping bags. We took the pillows, duvet and memory foam mattress topper to add a little home comforts but that was it. When Hubby suggested we did it again I agreed but added … no mountain … and no tent.
I used to go “Camping” as a kid but it was never as basic as this so I gradually came round to the idea of going again and when the opportunity arose to extend the Isle of Wight holiday for a couple of days we booked our little green tent into a holiday park on the island … going from one extreme to the other to test the water. I gave in and we settled on finding somewher in the middle, a happy medium which meant cheaper, relaxing holidays out of the “rat race” but with a few more “home comforts”.
We’ve been invited to a wedding in July … at a pop festival … in a tent !
I really wasn’t happy about spending another three days in the little green tent so Hubby checked out the price of the luxurious tents for hire at the festival, they call it “glamping”. However, for less than it would cost to hire one of these for the weekend, we’ve bought a new blue tent, with plenty of room to sit, an even stand in, and a few more home comforts too so I’ve pretty much committed myself to camping again (no mountains though).
Hubby’s been busy with his holiday research and found a lovely little farm campsite near Lyme Regis to try out the new blue tent this week so I’m watching the weather forecast with my heart in my mouth and my head in my hands.
I’m reminded of a tongue twister I used to rattle off when I was a kid …
Whether the weather be fine
or whether the weather be not,
Whether the weather be cold
or whether the weather be hot,
We’ll weather the weather
Whatever the weather
Whether we like it or not.