Wednesday, 16 April 2014

Tents

We have a few, Clark had his two man one, Eden has her four man one and we also have a big fifteen man one which is about twelve years old. I've kept it just in case we ever sell the caravan. Different ones are used for different cub camps depending on if Malc is going and  how many boys are going too.
In the summer the boys will often put one up in the back garden and sleep in it for a couple of nights.
When we got home from Upton Park yesterday there was a note through the door asking me to ring my friend, Spinner Val, so called because we know two Val's and this one spins wool! Simples!
So I duly rang and she offered me a four man tent that she's had in the loft for years.
We picked it up this morning and Malc and Callum erected it in the front garden this afternoon.
It's not bad is it?


The boys sat in it playing for a while joined by one of their little friends.


It has now been taken down and is being put up out in the back garden as Clark wants to sleep in it tonight. He's had to move the rabbits and their runs so that he can erect it.
My step dad had to go to an exercise class today, his stroke has left him with a slight weakness down his left side, it really is slight but he's going to strengthen it up, so Mum came round to spend some time with us. It was nice to have a natter.
Malc has just taken Eden to a friends house, she's staying there the night.
I'm going to spend the evening crocheting quite big granny squares with Callum as he's making a blanket to cover his bed in beige and a light green to match the colours of his room.

11 comments:

  1. I remember having sleep outs in friend's gardens when I was a child, though I've never, ever been on a camping holiday, my dad just wouldn't go on them and now I'm married to a man who won't go on them either.

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    1. Aww Jo, that's so sad. I know camping isn't everyones cup of tea but we have had some blinding times camping both with our tents and our caravan. It's the only way we can get away with so many dogs!

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  2. We loved camping before it got too uncomfortable to sleep on the ground. Also loved cub and scout camps.

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    1. I must admit it's usually Malc that camps with the boys. I much prefer the comfort of the caravan!

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  3. A happy childhood is not complete without, at least, 1 camping holiday :-)

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  4. Looks and sounds like you were all having a fun time. Never been camping either too many creepy crawlies

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    1. They did have fun in it. X

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  5. currently L.O has a ladybird pop up tent which keeps appearing in the lounge or our bedroom!! kids love tents :)

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    1. I remember Eden having a Teletubbies one in her bedroom, we would go into her room in the morning and she would have dragged all her bedding in it and gone to sleep!

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