If you asked me Are you a camping sort of family? I would have said Yes! without hesitation, except that we haven't. Haven't camped. Well we did once for one night but with two teeny weeny dome tents and not a lot else.
You see, for five summers I was either heavily pregnant or had a baby and no inclination to make life more tricky than it already was. Then we went off on our subtropical adventure and did lots of campfires and outdoor fun, but no camping. But now we are back, none of us is pregnant, none of us requires a nappy or to be fed during the night and we are definitely up for some more outdoor adventures. So, we bought a tent!
Yesterday we had lots of jolly fun putting it up for the first time...
Clearing a space.
Laying out the footprint (my word tents have changed!)
The excitement of being allowed to hit stuff!
Poles practically long enough to reach pole to pole.
Feeding poles into pole sleeves
Woah! That is a big tent!
Bedrooms for everyone.
Boys and girl.
Mummy and Daddy.
And a porch.
Phew! Big Trouble found a sunny patch for a little rest.
Planning our first adventure already!