Monday, 12 June 2017

Happy campers Part 1

So if you read my last post then you would know that we bought a family tent in an attempt to create good family holiday memories with a back to basic (ish) feel. Rather than pitch the tent in our garden for a test run we decided to book and pay £26 for a 2 night stay over a weekend. We had a fab time and learned a lot regarding things we would have done better.

I would tell any family to give camping a go! I think that camping is becoming much more popular. I wanted a chance to get back to basics as munckin constantly wants the ipad so I wanted to get him back to basics so he could find his own entertainment and so we could
just spend evenings playing games together as a family rather than having Ipads and tvs.

we enjoyed laughing when cooking our food on a BBQ, playing bat and ball, going for walks and listening to the campfires as we fell asleep each night. (I have included a few photos of our little set up below)

I don't think there are enough blog posts out there regarding family camping, the benefits and the lovely campsites that are within a stones throw of us! So I'm going to be reviewing campsites and giving tips on camping as a family within my 'Happy campers' posts.

Saturday, 10 June 2017

Happy Campers?!?

Well....Hello! Long time no speak! Life has been a little crazy but in a good way!

We got to thinking about our next holiday but everything seemed so expensive! we looked at holidays abroad and holidays in the UK but everything seemed so out of our price range as we are saving for a house deposit. I quickly gave up and realised that there would be no holiday on the cards for this year. Well that was until one Saturday I laughed and said to hubs.... 'how about we go camping?' We laughed about it but later that day we found ourselves in the 'Go Outdoors' near us.

we browsed the tents that were available and munchkin insisted on going into each tent. We quickly realised that a lot of the tents weren't the cramped tents just for sleeping in (unless you want them to be of course). A lot of these tents had separate bedrooms, living rooms and kitchen areas.

For the first time we actually saw this as an option! It just seemed to be our answer. We could have cheaper family holidays and enjoy a more back to basics fun.

On our way out we saw a family tent that was on offer and we loved it! yep we bought it! It came with an awning which adds on another room at the front (shown in the pic) so on long weekends we could just take the actual tent (bedrooms and living room) and for longer stays we could take the awning to have more living space!

We have our first long weekend book to test out the tent So here is to happy camping!!
speak soon

Wednesday, 22 March 2017

Update - Comping - Weight Watchers

Just a little update for you all as I've deserted my blog recently as work and life just got a little crazy. I'm off work at the moment because munchkin has got chickenpox but he is dealing with it well and hasn't grumbled once! He has had the iPad constantly in his hands and if I'm honest I don't really mind. He is hardly ever ill so I thought why not!

Anyway!! Since losing weight for our wedding in 2015.....I' basically I've put loads back on. Its completely my fault as we have enjoyed eating out loads and I started a job where I start work before lunch time and finish at 4pm although we can eat on the go I've been grabbing Fatty foods like Chocolate bars, Crisps etc
So I've decided that I'm going to start doing Weight Watchers again but due to us saving to buy a house I'm not going to pay to go to the meetings or do it online. I'm just going to base it on what I know about the old pro point system as I know its changed to smart points. I've dug out my old WW books and I'm starting on Monday when I'm hoping munchkin will be going back to school. This will give me enough time to get the food shopping that I need

I've also taken up comping since being off and so far we have won some slogan t-shirts
~ for me and munchkin, soup and soup mug, rugby shirt, goodie bags and more. I just enter them in the evenings when hubs and I are sat down watching tv.
If you are also a comper let me know!

Speak soon!