The joy of tents

Anyone who knows me will tell you that although I am not a high maintenance woman, I do like my creature comforts.

So, it has taken many months of persuasion from all members of my family and friends to entice me to give camping a go.

The fon of campingThe deciding factor was our friends buying a new tent. My husband’s immediate reaction to this news? “What are they doing with their old one?” Indeed.

So, last Friday I was home alone trying to pack for a completely alien experience. Me: ‘The Novice Camper’ forgot pillows, and towels, but did take fully packed swimming bags so covered myself. I did take proper wine glasses, which weren’t entirely practical, and all my winter layers which were (thanks Kathryn!).

The outcome? A very pleasant weekend thank you very much.

It was all the more alluring as the sun shone the whole time, quite a rare occurrence for the Peak District in July! Will I go again? Yes, another weekend is already in the planning stage for August.

What have I learnt to improve my trip away? To buy a sturdy table for my wine glass to sit safely on, and to research a good, easy to cook, quick outdoors meal to take with us. Last time it was meatballs and pasta, this time I may try the Brie Burgers from page 131 of the 2011 Dairy Diary as they won’t even require plates to wash. Perfect!

Enjoy your week.

Karen
Dairy Diary Team

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