Tent Life {Ordinary Moments 13/8/17}

I write this whilst laying on an inflatable mattress surrounded by fabric walls and a fabric ceiling. For the third time in as many weeks we are camping!

J loved it so much at Camp Bestival she asked to go again as soon as we got back, and as we had been given a new tent by someone at work and needed to test it we thought ‘why not?’ 

Last weekend the hubster took her to a local campsite and this weekend I took her to mum and dads back garden as I wanted to see how confident and comfortable I was with her camping on my own

Both times we’ve put the tent up together and both times it’s gone fine, especially as we had no instructions! Each weekend the other adult has returned home for a good nights sleep and the other has had BBQ’s, tent parties and nights snuggled with J


She has adored every part of it and has been so excited each time we’ve told her – in fact next week I think she’ll be upset as it won’t be coming out again! With the success of it over the past few weeks we’ve decided to bite the bullet and go camping for a week as our main holiday next year

We figured if we can survive the constant rain at Camp Bestival (and a child who enjoyed running and spinning in the mud) then we can do a week in the classic unpredictable British summertime, come rain or shine

I love that you can strip it all back, sleep in a tent, have a BBQ and it makes for a great adventure for her (and us) even if it’s as simple as in my mum and dads back garden – it’s something every kid loves doing isn’t it?

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A Tunnel of Trees – Halnaker near Chichester

Instagram is quite literally my favourite social media platform. I love looking at beautiful photos, reading snippets of daily activities and seeing new places to explore. Last week I saw a stunning photo of a “tunnel of trees” and after a quick search I found out it was a short drive away from us in a small place called Halnaker in West Sussex

We decided to make a day of it, taking a car picnic with us with a plan to walk through the tunnel of trees up Halnaker Hill to the windmill at the top. The walk wasn’t a long one, 1.5 miles there and back but it was simply stunning. As soon as we entered the tunnel we felt like we were transported into a magical woodland, with the autumnal colours on the trees, leaves on the ground and sun glistening through making it feel like a different world

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