Happy Holidays

Today we are embarking on a camping holiday, the hall is jam packed with the equipment, there is so much I wonder if it will fit in the car!

The new tent and awning are the size of a baby hippo, it’s a 7 man tent but how the can honestly expect 7 “men” to sleep in it is beyond me, what with snoring and rolling over etc.. it would never happen!

My OH seems to have gone on a table buying frenzy since out last trip, we have two new tables, both with adjustable legs, a small one for the smalls and a larger one for the bigs. Our original table was one of those roll out affairs that clip together and it’s an unstable table at best.

We also took delivery of our new loo yesterday, we did toy with the cardboard version as recommended by twitter, the fold flat ability was fleeting tempting but with a almost 4 year old who treats any new toilet a new toy, on off, on off, “but I need another wee!” something more substantial was called for!

I have been pondering food for several days, we are away for 2 dinners and Saturday night is shaping up to be a bbq night, what does one bbq on the weight watchers diet? They have a natty little tool over at weight watchers online which allows you to choose items from a bbq add the “dressings” to calculate your points, a hot dog with ketchup is 7 points! Not enough to keep you going in all that fresh air… So I’m going to have vegetable kebabs, onions, pepper, cherry tomatoes, mushrooms on sticks with a spray of olive oil – all the veg is “point” less so it trough the kebab time πŸ™‚ I think the smalls will probably want in on some of that action too with any luck. Sunday night will be spag bol or some king of hob top pasta, I am reading my new Cool Camping Cookbook, won from Random Musings of a Tattooed Mummy’s blog (OH is pretty hard to cook for though!)

So what is left to do here this morning? I have to pack our clothes, I’m assuming wet weather and it is discernible cooler out there, so it’s wellies, trousers, coats etc along with the pants and t’shirts. We also have the battle of the toys to contend with “No Darling, you do not need to take all those teddies and dollies, just two – choose please” Tantrum ensues…

Then I need to catch the cats….


It will be worth it when we get there and the tent is up and we are happily charging around in the outdoors πŸ™‚

I shall probably tell you all about it when we get back! Missing us already? Of course you are!

Images Sausages on the stove by Manning999 – Fickr creative commons


2 Responses to Happy Holidays

  1. jfb57 says:

    Have a fab time! Keeping everything crossed for some sun!!

  2. TheMadHouse says:

    Hope you have a wonderful time, we are contenplating a couple of nights away next weekend

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