Every year for the past 5 years or so we have been going camping with our friends from antenatal classes we have known since I was pregnant with Isabelle.
We have been very lucky as I know mostly people say that their relationships through these classes never lasted. For me and my friends this has been the rock, and undoubtedly helped me to deal with becoming a mum and parent to both girls, and cannot even imagine what my life would be without them.
Not only for me, but for both my girls these are our best friends and every summer, usually in late June or early July, we get super excited about spending a camping weekend with 5 other families.
Many people get very surprised when they hear me talking about camping, but I grew up camping with my parents for weeks, and my first trip was when I was not even walking!
I love sleeping in tents, exploring the nature and sitting by a camp fire. It’s true that the camping we do these days with kids is a bit different to what my parents used to do, but I know my girls love it anyway, and despite only 2 nights a year, they appreciate mum’s effort as unfortunately we have not persuaded daddy to come with us yet. Maybe next year!
I do love my own bed, and was laughing when I saw some of my friends bring pillows and duvets on a camping trip!!!! But then I realised that making it as comfortable as possible will only make it easier for me.
The best option would be to have a caravan, like the ones in North Wales Caravan Parks,and seriously consider this option for the next year as sleeping in a tent will never be as comfortable as sleeping in a caravan.
We all know how unpredictable the British weather can be, and most of our camping trips we spent sitting under gazebos trying to stay dry and sane. Imagine being in a caravan, that would be a much nicer experience.
The funniest thing is that it’s always the adults who complain. The kids love it anyway, rain or not, and always beg me to stay for a bit longer!
You might have seen me blogging about so many foreign destinations, but not very often about holidays in the UK. I know, it’s a shame.
I have to be honest and say the main reason is the weather as we love sunshine and hot weather, and that is usually what we do not get here in the UK.
On another hand, I often browse other travel blogs and admire beautiful photographs taken on some absolutely stunning paces in the UK.
That really makes me want to go there, like the North Wales which has recently been named as one of the top regions in the world for travellers in 2017 by Lonely Planet!
Have you ever spent your holiday in North Wales? Would love to hear your tips, where to go and what to see! Please share in a comment below.