Believe it or not, when we went camping last month we were reasonably lucky with the weather. Since April, it seems like we've only really had one week of summer. good for the plants growing in my yard, not so good for sleeping under canvas.
We arranged to go back to Humble Bee Farm, where we went last year. And this time we bought reinforcements. We decided to try to regroup most of our friends who were present at a camping holiday we took ten years ago, over the Diamond Jubilee weekend in June 2002.
Our group occupied three tents and five wigwams (wooden huts), although we were careful to be considerate to the other campers. Heck, we're almost all got young children of our own, so the days of staying up until all hours have long disappeared over the horizon.
This was the second year in our 'big tent', an eight-manner that has so much space it feels if anything a little to big. This time round we brought an electric hook up and a portable heater, and this came in handy because the night-time temperatures fell close to freezing. Each night we added blankets and layers until by the last night we were able to sleep in relative warmth until 5.30am, which is the time every morning that the cows walk noisily passed.
Anyways, we all had a brilliant time. And if you can stand it, here are lots of photos to illustrate our long weekend. The first batch are from around the campsite, whilst the latter lot are from a Sunday outing to Bridlington with the McGuinness'.