Saturday, July 28, 2007

Only one more sleep!

As the children would say when they were little and counting down to something exciting - only one more sleep.......... to the holiday
Off we'll go in the morning down the M5 into Devon towing our trailer tent behind us
Then once we arrive at the campsite - a lot of hard work on the part of Nigel and Sarah with general support from me and probably hindrance from the two youngest and voila! our home for 11 nights will appear as if by magic.
These aren't actually pictures of our trailer tent you understand but they give you the general idea of what I'm talking about - of course my chairs are posher than that (she says keeping her tongue pressed firmly into her cheek!
Today has fortunately been a good dry day for getting everything ready and checking all equipment is in good working order. We'd just finished all the outside work and the heavens opened at teatime - phew!
In the morning we'll finish the clothes packing and put the cases and the bedding (I just can't do sleeping bags I'm afraid) into the car, fasten the canoes on the roof and head south.
Please God that we can have a decent few days on the weather front - the forecast is for a better outlook, I just hope they've got it right.
Louise has been in crafty mode this week - one day she pulled some felt out of my cupboard and next thing we knew she'd come up with this lovely 'Policeman Puppet' - she can be a real little madam at times but she's always been the easiest for keeping herself gainfully employed.
As for other camping - it's the Scouts International Jamboree currently being held here in the UK for the first time for many years to celebrate 100 years of scouting. Scouts from all around the world have descended on Essex, a county on the north eastern edge of London and to mark the occasion the British Post Office have issued some commemorative stamps. I was in our local post office this morning posting something off to Australia. The lady put some colourful stamps on my parcel and when I asked her what they denoted she said it was 100 years of scouting. I thought they were so lovely I bought the full set and returned home to stick them onto an envelope to post back to ourselves so I can then cut the section from the envelope and frame them.
This will be my last blog post for almost a fortnight - no doubt I shall have lots of catch up reading to do when I return - until then have a good quilty couple of weeks and I'll be sure to take lots of pictures to fill you in on our trip when we get home.

16 comments:

DubiQuilts - Debbi said...

Have a great time camping! I love camping and have camped in a popup many times. The best time I had was when it stormed. I loved listen to the rain hit the top of the camper.

Karol-Ann said...

I hope you have a great time! Personally I am dreading when my two want to start going camping - I don't 'do' camping, but I do recall it being great going to camp as a kid.
You'll be missed, but I'm sure you'll have loads of news and hopefully there be time for some stitchery too.

Bren said...

Have fun on your wonderful trip!

Libby said...

Have a fantastic time - I'll be keeping my fingers crossed that the weather holds.

Fiona said...

Have a lovely holiday - fingers crossed that the weather is 'on the turn' and it will be wall to wall sunshine for the next two weeks!

Suzie Sews said...

Wishing you a great time.
Suzie Sews
Looking forward to seeing and reading how it all went

Andrea said...

Have a great time ! We do camping too but are not going this year - muddy feet are part and parcel of the whole thing. I sleep better in our tent than in my own bed - lol.

KCQuilter said...

You may already be on the road--I'm a little late getting caught up on blogreading! Just wanted to wish you a wonderful trip and I'm hoping the weather cooperates.

Karen said...

Have a wonderful time; it sounds like fun. Love the policeman, how clever is that!

meggie said...

Enjoy your holiday! Sending sunny vibes!

Elaine Adair said...

What a beautiful young lady - and talented to boot! A child who can keep herself occupied is a blessing.

Mrs. Goodneedle said...

Have a blast! I pray for good weather and loads and loads of family fun.

atet said...

Hope you had a great time camping and look forward to hearing about your adventures!

Lily said...

Enjoy yourself Anne! Happy camping :)

Suzie Sews said...

Awaiting your return, hope the weather is good for you. Just wanted to let your knoe that I have nominated you for an award...The Nice MAtters award. Suzie Sews

Dawn said...

Your daughter is just adorable! Love her puppet!