Category Archives: Camping

2012 Project365 (Day 240)

Muddy MisterJust a quick picture. Although this was taken earlier in the weekend than today I think it completely sums up the Greenbelt weekend. Torrential rain, mud glorious mud and wellies. It was wonderful!!

So that’s it. Another Greenbelt over. Our last year as just the two of us and next year a new and different Greenbelt with a child in tow starts!

Tonight we are at a lovely B and B in Bath where we are enjoying a comfortable bed and a hot bath. Perfect!

2012 Project365 (Day 239)

FriendsMonday evening at Greenbelt was a fantastic line-up of performers including Seth Lakeman, The Imagined Village and Bellowhead who were truly fabulous.

We had more torrential rain in the afternoon which just contributed to the terrible mud conditions. I have to admit to being a bit grumpy in the afternoon because I was cold and wet but the evening cheered me up no end – dancing with the kids in the puddles whilst listening to Bellowhead.

I also got a bit of time with Peterson. I miss him so very much when he is back home in the States and the joy and pleasure at seeing him happy and content is massive.

2012 Project365 (Day 238)

Greenbelt GirlSunday morning at Greenbelt means communion service – well for everyone else that is. The Mister and I tend to go to the local swimming pool for a short swim and a long shower!

The rest of Sunday was spent mooching around the site, eating food and drinking tea at the Tiny Tea Tent. For me one of the best things about Greenbelt is the opportunity to see friends we only see once a year.

I think this picture sums up Greenbelt nicely – this is Alien, daughter of Pants, wearing flowers in her hair and covered in mud!

In the evening I went to bed and let The Mister go to the pub with his friend Tom. They were under strict instructions not to get too drunk and be obnoxious. To be fair, they were fairly well behaved!

2012 Project365 (Day 236)

The Raising of the FlagsWe arrived onsite at Greenbelt at 11ish and managed to locate our usual camping area and put up the canvas mansion. It was fabulous to see people we haven’t seen since last year.

As always we raised the Guernsey flag, accompanied by compulsory national anthem and this year we had an additional flag – a lovely gay marriage flag to add to the party!

On Friday we managed to go for a wander onto the festival site and we also saw Peterson Toscano performing Transfigurations which was fabulous!

2012 Project365 (Day 235)

Dinner and fake cocktailsToday The Mister and I packed up and left site by about lunchtime. We decided to take the more scenic route from South Wales and we had a nice drive through Abergavenny and Monmouth.

Tonight we are staying in a Premier Inn in Cheltenham and we had dinner at TGI Fridays and tomorrow we head to Greenbelt. I can’t wait! There are so many people I want to see this year, including Peterson who is performing twice over the weekend. I have missed him lots so it will be fabulous to catch up!

I just hope the weather isn’t too awful over the weekend!

2012 Project365 (Day 234)

The MumblesToday Pants and Alien went home and then at lunchtime the rest of us wandered to The Mumbles. The weather was unpredictable – glorious sunshine one minute and then torrential rain the next.

We had a nice walk along the front and ended up having lunch in a café before continuing our wandering. The afternoon ended up with some fabulous ice-cream sundaes. Not exactly a cheap day out but a very pleasant one.

This photo is my godson Mark and his mother who are just sitting looking across the bay to Swansea.

Tomorrow we pack up and move on. A night in a hotel and then Greenbelt. Sadly the weather report is not exactly favourable!

2012 Project365 (Day 233)

A wet day Today the weather was meant to be reasonable but it was rubbish in the morning, quite rainy and not exactly ideal holiday weather. We decided to go to the Swimming Pool in Swansea which has flumes, whirlpools and a wave machine. The kids had a lovely time and we easily killed a couple of hours in there.

Lunch was a picnic outside the Swansea Waterfront Museum. Well, we were outside until a torrential downpour which forced us inside for coffee. This picture typically sums up our coffee shop experiences. This is Pants with her phone surfing the net. Even when camping we find it hard to give up the technology!

2012 Project365 (Day 230)

Eh?Got up at 9ish and had a massive breakfast before driving the half an hour to the campsite where we met up with Pants and Alien. We are staying at Nicholaston Farm and it is absolutely beautiful.

The main problem today is that I have been unbelievably tired and hormonal and therefore grumpy. I hate feeling like this because my tolerance for anything is minimal at the moment!

The Mister went off down to the beach for a wander Nicholaston Beach and found this brick. No idea why it was there but I thought it was a nice picture!