As per the title of this post, 2019 is going to be the year that we as a family will embrace camping!
I have fond memories of camping when I was a child. I remember my parents having a practise run in the garden of putting the tent up, taking it down and packing it all away again.
In all fairness it was a lovely big tent. I don’t recall how long it took to put up. My sister and I were probably off playing and running around whilst out parents took on the tent building challenge!
I don’t even remember what we ate on our camping holidays either. Did my parents cook food? If so, how? Did they have one of those camping cooker things? I have no clue!
What I do remember though is having a sleeping bag on top of an air bed to sleep in, and having to walk a fair old distance to the shower block to have a freezing cold shower!
I also remember there was a laundrette to wash your clothes in!
I also remember walking down to the beach, eating outdoors and having a wonderful time!
My husband, can you believe, has never been camping!
It’s so much fun, providing you have the right weather!
So, getting back on point!
This year, I plan on taking our family on a few weekend camping breaks.
I’ve done a very small amount of research into the different camping sights around, and do have my sights set on one in particular to start with, but the problem is I have no clue about what I’ll need to buy, or about what to bring with us!
I guess that’s the fun thing about it! We’ll learn as we go!
I’ve read about electric hookups, and being totally honest I have no idea what this means, but I’m sure I can find out!
I have no idea as to what types of food to bring with us, or how we’ll cook it either, but what I do know is that we’ll have an amazing time!
Getting back to nature and being technology free! Although, I will use my phone to take some pictures to capture the evidence that I finally managed to get my husband to go camping!
I’m also lucky that one of the ladies from the school my children go to, is a regular camper, along with her son, so here’s hoping she will impart some of her camping wisdom with me!
I also think that when we have a tent and the other things we need to go camping, we can just up and go as and when we like! Booking a camp sight can often be done. few days in advance, so we could wake up midweek and decide to go camping that very same weekend if we wanted!
Can you tell I’m very excited by this idea!
Have you been camping? Have your children? Please share your must haves and tips with me in the comments below!