Sunday, November 19, 2017

We went camping and it was ok.

Remember how I wrote about reclaiming summer? Well a few months ago in the dead of winter, I was working one Saturday and decided there had to be more to life than work. I rang up and booked a camping site by the sea; and this weekend we went to stay. 

Every step felt like an achievement...
Convinced the Resident Teen to come with us {check}
Packed the car {check}
Drove to Kaikoura {check}
Set up the campsite {check}
Enjoyed each other’s company {check}
Took a nap {check}
Are camping food (nachos, macaroni cheese, pancakes, sausages) {check}
Did some stitching {check}
Lit a fire {check}
Watched the sunrise {check}
Fitted everything back in the car {check}
Made it hope safely {check} 

We did it all. We may have accidentally taken the tent without poles or fly and had to sleep in the gazebo. We may not have rated a single vegetable unless you count an onion. 

But we went away, we loved watching the sea do it’s thing and we enjoyed being with each other. 

There may have been some preliminary yelling by me, 
but on the whole even the Resident Teen seemed to enjoy himself. 

Funniest moment: feeding the seagulls the leftover two minute noodles
and Chrissy says (in a seagull voice) "ooh what's this? spicy worms!".
Still chuckling over that one.

So if we can save enough $$$ we plan to try again at Christmas. 
Next time we will take the dog lead, 
breadboard, sharp knife and the sunscreen, 
oh and a proper tent and a water container.
Oh and a tent. Ahem. 

We’re calling it #winningatlife


  1. Sounds like a fabulous adventure!

  2. Good job Deb. I love camping - we need to do it this year - nothing beats getting away from it all and living in the outdoors! Have your tried Ashley Gorge for camping ⛺️:-)

  3. You've inspired me all over again...

  4. Sounds like a great get away and looks like a lovely spot....we are planning to do the same sans Grandma in April, so we can all have a break....but since we are going to a festival....I will remember this time to bring warmer blankets, gumboots and ear plugs this time around.....and hopefully I will also be able to convince the eldest teen to come along too .....hahaha

  5. Keep winningatlife!

    Thanks for sharing your time with us. :-)

  6. Im no expert, but I believe you just made an excellent point. You certainly fully understand what youre speaking about, and I can truly get behind that.

  7. This made me laugh. No poles. But being more open in the gazebo makes you feel more outdoors. Well done


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