Sunday, 25 July 2010

Camping Part Two - The Campsite: Burnbake

Back from Latitude for long enough to wash our clothes before packing them again to go off camping - the real deal this time, at a campsite in Dorset.

We were part of a kind of commune including Sarah and Lynn and Toby and Ruby and Jason, Kate and Alun and Betty and Beau, Kate and Mark and George and Tom, and David. Daddy stayed with us for the weekend and then went back to work while we stayed on and George became more and more feral as the week progressed!

This was the only spot where we could get a phone signal - just above our camping spot in the forest outside the site.
We spent a couple of days on the beach, where George discovered that the sea is very cold and decided that he doesn't like seaweed. He was very excited to have a trip in a dinghy as well (photos to follow when the waterproof camera gets developed.)
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Rope swings were to be found all over the site - towards the end of our stay we even put one up ourselves next to our tent. This one was part of the official play area - which consisted of a slide with no steps and a variety of pieces of rope with bits of wood tied to them!

Friday, 16 July 2010

Camping Part One - The Festival: Latitude

George's third festival! Our first time at Latitude. As far as George was concerned the whole point of the exercise was to act as a backdrop to the children's play area.

He did enjoy the bedtime story in the Literature Tent, but was also quite keen for it to end so that he could go and climb on the big books outside.
Having seen other parents at Festivals with little wagons for their children, we decided to join the ranks. It proved very handy for transporting all our gear from the car to the campsite, and in the evenings George went to sleep in it while we listened to bands. He was the subject of much envy from other festivalgoers.

Monday, 12 July 2010

Godstone Farm

Our usual farm trip is to Horton Park Farm (because it's near to Chessington and the Massive Car Boot Sale) but today we were out with Kate and Betty and Beau, so we headed in the opposite direction to Horton Park's sister farm, Godstone.

(This was the farm which had the e-coli problem last year - it still seemed not very busy, and every 2 metres was some form of information sign or leaflet about how best to wash your hands.)

As per normal, George showed little or no interest in the animals, but enjoyed all of the play areas, inside and out.

Friday, 9 July 2010

Happy Birthday Dear Nanny (Part Two) / Making the Most of our Chessington Pass

Nanny Yvonne's birthday today, and we met her and Grandad halfway - at Chessington. I think Grandad enjoyed the rides and we all enjoyed pizza for lunch!

Monday, 5 July 2010

Happy Birthday Dear Nanny (Part One)

Nanny Nette's Birthday and off to a rather nice restaurant in Victoria.

George not only behaved beautifully, but he also ate a whole three-course adult meal - gnocchi to start, followed by fish and chips and still room for ice cream.