Sunday, 16 June 2013

Adventures with Nanny McPhee: camping in the rain

Nanny McPhee was meant to be the grab and go blanket for Strawberry Adventures, so here she is on her first camping trip.
We bought a new tent this year- one that will be easily packed into our rucksacks and happily carried up a mountain. So here is our Vango Mirage 300 on her test run. She may well become Welly Melly in my mind, given the amount of rain and wind that she contentedly withstood without so much as a flap on Friday night.  We were snug as bugs in a Nanny McPhee.
The door is as round as a hobbit hole, and we were just as cosy and content as could be for our brief overnight dash to the coast and back. It's really something for us to be at the stage with our boys where we can grab a tent and just go.  It was  a Very Good Night, despite the weather. Very Famous Five/Secret Seven- and indeed we all fell asleep to PC's reading of their latest Blyton adventure.
First thing Saturday morning: exploring the rocks and caves of Ballintoy Harbour, deserted and misty. The torrential rain thankfully held off until we got back to the car!

I think this week we'll be abandoning the competition and going straight for a Strawberries and Cream Giveaway! There will be answers to the cryptic photos too. Stay dry!

6 comments:

Elizabethd said...

Sounds fun. Did you have 'lashings of ginger beer'???

Pom Pom said...

I can't believe that PC can fit in that tent! You, yes! The berries, yes! But, tall PC? I don't see how!
Nanny McPhee is a true original. WHAT a good use of hooking time!

GretchenJoanna said...

I agree with Pom - it seems an optical illusion...

Left-Handed Housewife said...

Like the blanket, like the company, I even like the tent. But camping? I shall live vicariously through you and the berries, my dear!

xofrances

Betty the Wood Fairy said...

Great tent - would like one like this myself, surprising how many people fit inside yours.

Thistle Cove Farm said...

Nanny McPhee is one of my favorite movies...ever! Love the tent, happy trails on your camping trips.