So after all the wonderful wedding happenings of the summer we are back into the swing of things! I can’t say I’m not glad to have a bit of routine back to be honest, as despite having quite a chunk of time away from QVC over the summer, it’s been absolutely crammed, jammed and non stop!
Firstly after the wedding and a few days together in Paris, we took the children off camping/glamping for a week in the Forest of Dean. I decided, (being a tent camper usually) that we should splash out and go for a bit of glamping this time and so we stayed in a magnificient dome structure tent type thing, with it’s own wooden shower room and loo attached, as well as a kitchen under cover …I know, sounds wonderful right?
Well, yes, it sounded a great idea at the time HOWEVER whilst I loved the idea of collecting wood to burn in order to heat the water for the shower and to cook our food, I didn’t factor into that the time required to heat things when using twigs …and using twigs in the wettest week of the summer!! I have to say it took patience …and lots of fire lighters!!! Oh how I longed for my little gas cooker and access to a shower block at the bottom of the field where hot water flows!
Saying that, once we had managed to make a cup of tea and have something for breakfast, we were off out on all kinds of adventures. We went mountain biking, walked for miles, fell in love with Ross On Wye, visited breathtaking places such as Symmonds Rock and Tintern Abbey and even managed to find a few rays of sunshine and some very friendly animals at Eastnor Castle.
So whilst the sun shone we enjoyed the zip wire, our bikes, building fires, chopping wood, hunting boars and everything else the great outdoors had to offer us …and when it poured down …well we pretty much continued with the same as it didn’t stop!
So August done and dusted, we are now back to school and boy was that with a bump! Myles had to sit his 11+ exam on the Saturday at the end of the first week back which was the rudest awakening to year 6 you could imagine! Hey ho, it’s all over now, hopefully we can kick back and enjoy the rest of the year! #stilldrinkingchampagne
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