24 June 2012

lazy camping


Lazy camping is where you don't leave the campsite.
The weather has been rubbish this summer so far, husbondo and I decided we'd still go camping anyway. We stayed at a farm in Sussex that we had been to last year. The evening we arrived was blowing a gale force wind, and combined with the rain and mud, had deterred most campers so the campsite was pretty much empty, very nice. By the way, Nao took a lot of these photos, he's getting really good with the camera me thinks!

When it was too windy for a fire outside, we cooked on the stove in the van which was extremely cosy. In fact all we did was eat and sleep and drink tea.

We were surrounded by some very 'friendly' ducks, that had worked out that, where there is smoke there is fire....and where there is fire, there are campers cooking dinner.

in the van...

We did visit a castle on the way back to London, and it had a beautiful lake and a tiny old village next to it.

We are trying to make the most of this crappy summer, and we are so glad to have our van : )


  1. Such a beautiful way to spend some time, I'll sound incredibly pretentious now but I really do think there are times when we all need to just 'be'. Gorgeous photos!

    Jem xXx

  2. So beautiful! your camping break looks so fantastic, great location and great food :)

    Bee happy x
    Have a delicious day!

  3. Ah the lovely Chid! most of the English locations for A Room with a View were filmed there.....it is a lovely village. Glad you managed to snatch some great outdoors, in spite of our festival weather here in Sussex me thinks!

    Sarah -x-

  4. Camping scares me but I could quite happily travel around in your van eating delicious food and getting cosy! :)

  5. Looks like a great time outdoors. And a van is perfect for this 'summer'!

  6. I wish my Post Office looked like that!

    We got drenched at the weekend wandering around various places-it was fun and memorable, but more importantly an excuse to go in cafes and eat cake! I think being wrapped up all cosy in a camper van would have been just as lovely however!

  7. Tell Nao that the picture of you on the bridge is just beautiful!

  8. Lovely place and nice photos too. thanks a lot for sharing such informative post. It is indeed a very interesting day.

  9. all these photos make me want to go camping again! i love your fox pillow.
    (ps - i feel like all i do when i go camping is eat sleep and drink tea as well but hey, why not?)

  10. All looks lovely. And yes your photos of going camping always make it look like such a lovely thing to do.

    Best wishes, take care xxx

  11. this is absolutely adorable! thanks for sharing!