A couple of weekends ago, we headed to just outside Stratford-Upon-Avon to meet up with some dear friends and celebrate my birthday. I thought I’d share some pictures from the trip, as most people love a photo post, even though for me it feels like a cop-out because I hardly have to write anything: picture/thousand words etc.
So on with the slideshow. Or scrollshow.
We arrived on Friday evening, and the boys and Lucy got the tents put up while I watched and offered “helpful” comments. Normally I would get stuck in, but the tent we bought second hand smelled a bit mildewy and I was feeling pretty disgusted. Anyway, our other two friends arrived, the tents were up, the BBQ and campfire were roaring; we had a lovely cup of tea and some chats, I got given pressies which is always fun, and then we went to bed. Day 1 in the Big Brother Camp is oaerva.
Day 2: Breakfast always tastes so much better when you’re
outside in a field. We had bacon butties and tea, and then headed off to Charlecote Park which was a mere two minute drive from our camp-site. We played croquet, had afternoon tea and then walked around the park itself before heading off to Stratford. Where we did some more walking, more drinking of tea, and more eating.
This was somewhere near where Shakespeare lived or grew up, I can’t remember – I was too busy people watching. There was a particularly hilarious group of American students in a Shakespeare gift shop, it was mesmerising.
Day two finished with another BBQ/campfire mash-up, a game of Articulate, some terribly excellent yoga, some more cups of tea, and a game of Trivial Pursuit. We watched the sun set, and then had a fairly early night as we all had places to be the following day so we were up at 6.30am de-pitching tents and packing stuff into cars.
It felt like we had been away for much longer than 36 hours, and Andrew and I felt really refreshed by the time we got home, despite being a bit grubby (neither of us fancied a porta-potty shower). The first thing we did when we got home was have a wash, and then wash everything we had with us!
If we don’t do this on at least an annual basis, I may have to defriend our friends. JUST KIDDING.