Just a quick post about my w/end. We camped again at exactly the same campsite in Kent as last time. With different friends. Weather – fffffffffffflipping fffffffffreezing. Chilly on the Friday night but the grownups gathered around the campfire for a bit of campfire camaraderie – singing (yes, it's de rigour I believe)and supping copious amounts of red wine (it's warming, you know, especially in sub zero temperatures).
Saturday, to Whitstable, pretty place on Kent coast famed for its oysters. Rainy and windy and charity shopping was very uneventful. Nonetheless, my good friend and I braved the gail force wind and lashing rain (OK, the lashing rain might be an exaggeration but the wind was definitely erm...windy) and enjoyed walking along the beach looking at the beach huts while the dads took the kids bowling.
At the risk of repeating myself, Saturday night was still very gusty and cold but we managed to have a barbie and stay up way past our bedtime for more campfire shinnanigins.
It was even colder in the tent that night and I was thankful that I had gone to bed fully clothed with my anorak on and hood firmly on my head (needs must, dear readers). Mind you, when I had to get up in the early hours to spend a penny, I discovered that someone, who shall remain nameless, had left the inner door open - no wonder I was freezing. Grrrrrrr (or should I say brrrrrrrrrrrr).
Here's a pic of the campsite - note complete lack of campers that w/end apart from a few brave souls:
Mr J and P sporting a lovingly crafted coffee cosy which doubled up as a balaclava (see, I told you it was cold):
Junior and friend at Whitstable:
I wish I could tell you more about these "knitted bikes" - well, real bikes with lovely knitted bits but I was being hurried away by the others. I think they were knitted by a group of "grafitti" knitters called Incogknito - but that's about all I know.
Well that's all for now. There'll be more camping capers next w/end (yes, we're gluttons for punishment). Hope the weather, which has now vastly improved, stays good. TTFN.