Do you ever have conversations with your other half, where you are maybe focussing on something else at the same time and not entirely paying full attention?
Just a few short weeks ago, hubby and I were ‘chatting’ and he mentioned something along the lines of… “Wouldn’t it be great fun to go camping! Why don’t we buy a tent?!”
Now, my hubby knows me very well. He knows I am more of a hotel kinda girl, with a preference for on-site spa facilities and a cheeky penchant for collecting those cute little complimentary toiletries. So, when I nodded in agreement and voiced an “uh huh”… that did NOT mean, “Yes”.
And then I returned home one afternoon to find THIS:
It barely fits in our back garden. Has no en-suite or room service facility – but I LOVE it!!!
(Sweet Holy Hannah, did I just say that?!)
We are now the proud owners of a Outwell Tennesse 6. We’re gonna go camping!
Now tents have come a long way since my days of camping with the Girl Guides. This
little huuuuge beauty has separate bedrooms and lounge room, and even comes carpeted. Now we’re talkin’!
Apparently, Hubby did tell me all this, but I was clearly not paying any attention.
I was a little disappointed that the colour is just so… boring!… but I’m already thinking up ways to accessorise. My 10m string of solar powered white-led fairy lights are already ordered and awaiting dispatch
The kiddies of course, wanted to sleep in it right away. Even though it was only in the garden. First stop – Go Outdoors!
Lauren picked out a pink (of course!) toddlers sleeping bag that was just the perfect size for her, and Thomas chose a cool commando sleeping bag in junior size.
I just know there is a whole tonne of other camping stuff we need to buy, but the store was just so hot and stuffy, and I was overwhelmed. We’ll save that shopping trip for another day. Baby steps, Natalie. Baby steps.
Now tell me…
Have YOU ever been camping?
Gimme your best tips in the comments below. ALL of them!