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Carry on camping

Steve and Joe Kirkendall eating breakfast at their camp in the garden

Number One Son is becoming a big music fan. And Scouts has turned him into a big camping fan. So when I suggested that we go to Latitude next year, he was very enthusiastic. But, unlike him, I havn’t been camping for 22 years and I decided we needed some practice. So I bought a tent and a camping stove and promptly set up camp in the garden, and we slept outside for one night to test our new gear.

Camp cooking table before cooking

It was brilliant – Number One Son was in his element and I really don’t think I’ve ever seen him so happy. Making breakfast outdoors while being three feet from your own kitchen was odd though, although not quite as odd as going to the toilet in your own garden.

Camp cooking table after cooking

I can’t wait for our camping trip at the end of next month as it will be for two nights this time, we won’t be in our garden as we’ll be at the coast, so (hopefully) lots of swimming, sunbathing and fish ‘n’ chips!

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