Thursday, 28 April 2011

1st Camping Trip This Year.


Hello all, hope you all had a fantastic Easter.
We were lucky enough to squeeze in a camping trip to Derbyshire, to try out our new tent.
The weather was beautiful in the day, but I will admit to being a little chilly at night, must invest in some warmer sleeping bags.


The campsite was great for the kids, plenty of room to play and kick the ball about.



We didn't do anything too exerting, a few small walks...



......relaxing and reading,.......


Lunch in the local pub.....



and most important of all , time for a little hooky, whilst sitting in the sun and a nice cold beer.


I managed to get a few triangles of bunting done.



In my last post I was torn between 2 patterns for my bunting, but have settled on good old granny for this set.

All in all it was a successful camping trip, until we had to get the tent back into its teeny tiny bag, why do they make the bags so small ??

Speak soon xx

18 comments:

~Niki~ said...

what fun you had!
we really need to buy a tent and just do it~we've never been, as a family.
i used to camp all the time when i was a kid with the girl scouts here in the USA.
have a splendid day!

Mary said...

That looks like so much fun! Nothing more fun than some campng with the fam with some crocheting thrown in :)

Louise said...

Looks like a lovely holiday. I love camping! Derbyshire it my part of the world, I love it!

VintageVicki said...

I love camping - we're off on our first trip of the year next bank hols - can't wait.

I always pack extra blankets/patchwork quilts for me as I always feel the cold.

vikki said...

We used to go camping when the kids were still at home. Now we opt for a nice hotel room, complete with a shower. Glad to hear you had a good time.

♥ emma bear forever ♥ said...

Very jealous of your tent. We went to Go outdoors the other week and looked at those. We have a perfectly good tent though, which we have only used about 10 times so it's here to stay with us for at least a few more trips. You have just reminded me that this year, now I know how, I can sit outside my tent and crochet........yay for the first trip in May xx

Penelope said...

Hi Jacey, we also have an Outwell tent, they are great. We havebooked a week in July and August to go camping, can't wait! I love getting away from all technology and modern conveniences. So relaxing! Love that you found sometime for hooky happiness, always better with a cold beer :0) xox

Merri said...

LOVE IT!! Camping and Crocheting go hand in hand!

Have fun!! Cheers! ~Merri

Ashley said...

LOVE the colours you've used for your bunting! Beautiful..! :) I'm just chaining my bunting together at the moment.. but getting distracted by blogland, surprise surprise! Look like you had a lovely time.

Ashley x

SarahB said...

Oooh looks lovely - we really must get round to camping "properly" this year - have only spent one night at the stables before now.

S x

home made gorgeous said...

Hi Jacey, looks like you had a lovely time, and what I good weekend to go with the lovely weather we had! I haven't been camping since I was much younger but would love to go again.. I really love your granny square bunting you have used really beautiful colours! Sarah x

**Anne** said...

Your camping experience looks like fun and the weather bright and cheery despite cold nights.
Your your kids are gorgeous and did I see your eldest snuggled in a crochet rug? :)
Good to see you had some hooky time as well and I love the colours of your bunting.
Anne xx

T's Daily Treasures said...

You are my kinda gal! Crocheting and a cold beer. Walking is my favorite thing to do in the great outdoors. Looks like weather was perfect! Have a great weekend. Tammy

'Joyce' said...

*clink clink* hullo Jacey, and cheers to you. I have been enjoying a spot of sun and finished a knitted beanie for myself this afternoon whilst sipping beer. lol I got such a kick out of your post, we are on opposite sides of the ocean yet, still we are connected by beer, yarn, camping for you, caravanning for me, family, and blog. Have a wonderful weekend at your place.

bears footprints said...

we try and go camping every year if we can, it makes you fell relaxed as soon as the tent is up, happy days x

Scented Sweetpeas said...

looks like you had a fab time! Just realised your kiddies are very similar in age to mine (10, 9 & 3) :-) By the way your lovely little daisy shoes went down very well, they have got lots of comments on the baby who received them :-) The others are being given over in a few weeks - can't wait for her the little girls Mum to see them, they are so lovely :-)

Yarni Gras! said...

found you thru T's Treasures...lovely blog. I am enjoying reading through several of your posts instead of cleaning house like I should!

karen Kerr said...

oh I am in love with the gorgeous crochet booties, do you have the pattern available for purchase would love to make a pair for my friend. Love the green ones! karen