...and I don't mean the midgey bites I got on Friday night from those dastardly beasties determind to get up my (ankle length I might add) skirt! I did mention how scary they are and not so put off by Skin so Soft as they should've been! Once the citronella candles got going so did they. I didn't realize how much my poor legs had been bitten until predictably my body reacted to them two days later by coming out in itchy lumps. I am covered in cream now. My body does not react well to insect bites, unfortunately.
Thankfully I did catch the camping bug! The amazing scenery helped I'm sure, but the joys of getting back to basics and enjoying the outdoor life were truly inspiring and very comforting. I also really enjoyed the atmosphere. Reminded me of the good part of festival 'sleeping in a tent'. Sharing the joy of it all together yet seperately. I did remember to take a few snaps.....
It was a most enjoyable weekend until.......Sunday brought with it torrential rain and gale force winds! Aahhh!! If it wasn't so 'clothes stuck to your cold limbs and pants stuck to your cold bottom' wet it might have been funny. Funny in that 'hysterical not funny at all really but if I don't laugh I'll cry' kind of way. This is when my/our fondness for WendyHump died just after the 'like to get to know you more' stage and long before a second date is on the cards. The old girl is not for us. A little too small for a family and no room for sitting in if the weather isn't so good. Yes she had her funky fringe/canopy going on which shielded us from some of the showers but this is not a relationship that got past the first date. We also realized to our horror as the rain beat down on us that those around us in their non "canvas thirteen year old tents" had all their things including their tent packed up in a quarter of the time it took us to pack away the old dear. This wore thin after about the fourth car left and we were still there packing up. We are not inclined to have to pitch and pack her away often which rules out one night stays so we must say goodbye, so long to her. I am glad to have met her though as she taught us what we want from our family tent which means we can go looking now for a modern one knowing exactly what we need. I would hate to have spent a small fortune to find out camping sucks and be left with a smaller bank balance. Suck, camping does not we are looking forward to doing it again. Busy next few weeks though. Sunday sees the start of the wedding cake baking/making week ending in the wedding on the Saturday for which I cannot wait to go to. I love a wedding! My Biscuits will be in kilts too and hopefully you will indulge me in seeing a photo or three!
Can I just add that since the schools broke up on Wednesday it has rained almost non stop up here....rubbish!!! I am very glad now I spent so much time relaxing in the garden ignoring the housework!