Tuesday, 20 April 2010


It's been busy around here. One of the activities that kept us busy was that we camped out in the backyard. We put up the tent, cooked lamb on the bbq and lit a campfire. The fire was the highlight! We used our new kids double camping chair and roasted marshmallows for smores. We also made some W-S hot chocolate in a billy (well some American version of a billy) Lucy also enjoyed her glo-stick bracelet.

In the photo you can see Henry's little head on the left and at the back left is our 2009 Christmas tree that we were burning.

The kids went to bed in the tent and spent the first hour laughing at each other. Eventually they went to sleep. We crawled in later and we all slept surprisingly well, even through some light rain. It was pretty chilly when we woke up so we decided to cook our bacon and eggs inside.

The tent was left up until Monday morning when I heard the sound of a lawnmower. So I had to rush out and pull the tent down so that Charles could mow the lawn. Now it's Tuesday night and the tent remains in a crumpled heap on the deck awaiting to be put away.

Now we've passed the backyard test, we're ready to head out into the wild! Well maybe just into the woods, in a campground, with car access, and hot showers...

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