We have enjoyed lots of this all weekend, it began on friday when we headed off, car packed to the limit, for a weekend campmg with friends. We headed off to a gorgeous part of Suffolk, with a very different feel to our area of the region. The reason for our trip was a Beer Festival in the picturesque village of Hawkeden at the Queen's head Inn. We had been invited by a friend, whose parents are big cheeses in the camping and caravaning club, to stay in what was essentially someone's (very large) back garden, it was heavenly. There were several of her parent's friends all staying in their tardis like caravan and motorhomes(became rather a fan of these over the weekend-very comfy and cosy) there too and we had a very nice few days, eating sitting about and enjoying seeing the littlies loving being outside and amusing themselves. My friend and i escaped for a spot of shopping therapy to Bury-St Edmunds after depositing the boys(small and big) at the pub. here we indulged in a bit of afternoon tea.
After our retail therapy we headed back to the pub to rescue our boys and to their delight an old routemaster pulled up, bringing more drinkers to the festival. The driver very kindly let our boys(small and large) on board for a mooch about.
We ended a lovely day with chips and chinese on the green at long melford and headed back to the camp for bed!
There was even something to see when you bwent to do your ablutions, a blackbird had built its nest right next door to the facilities, and the birds fledged over the weekend we were there.
This is what i enjoy most about camping with lots of people, everybody chipping in and sitting around in the open all eating together, things definitley taste better in the fresh air.............................................................
.........especially sausage butties!
A big thank you to Karen and Dean for a lovely welcome, and thankyou to The wren's(in laws) for inviting us!