Sunday, 29 September 2013

Impromptu camp out

The weather has been glorious here all through September. It has been nice but tough because I have been lured inside to the preserving pan when it is really beautiful outside. This weekend we decided to try and catch the last of the sun and camp out at dad's farm. Just a bit of a photo fest really, but enjoy...

Jacket potatoes and garlic bread on the fire.

Bloke made a sausage casserole before we went.

Bit of a razz round on the motorbike.

A walk down to the pond to catch up with the wildlife and seasonal fruit. The girls tried hazelnuts for the first time and liked them.

The obligatory jam jar posy with feathers featured today.

Two kilos of blackberries still available to pick. I couldn't help myself!

A seasonal change from marshmallows to crumpets.
The last of the evening sun.

Sitting out in the dark, which they had never done before and found really fascinating. All the sounds and twinkling lights in the distance.
It felt great to get away for just one night for one of our little adventures. I added another seat cover to the foam seats around the table but in all the seasonal observations I forgot to take a photo of it. Only three more covers to make. Jo xx




  1. Oh Jo these are lovely photos - really atmospheric x Jane

  2. What a fabulous day Jo thank you - been feeling pretty fed up with myself all day but your post really made me feel so much better, thanks so much. You always have something good to say Jo - I always look forward to reading your posts. Have a fabulous week
    Lots of love as always

  3. What a wonderful way to celebrate autumn! Chrissie x

  4. Well done, Jo! Good memories made and well remembered. Thanks for posting :)

  5. What a great outing. I want some of that sausage casserole. :-)

  6. How wonderful Jo, and what a lovely experience for your girls - and they will remember and remind you in later years of the lovely things you did together as a family 'when we were young'!
    Warm hugs,
    Joy xo

  7. What a fab outing jo. I always think these impromptu things are the best as we expect little and just enjoy every minute. The weather has most certainly been perfect for it and your girls look so happy all cuddled up under the night sky. I am sure if is a weekend you will live to remember. Love the crumpet substitute, genius!! What fun! I don't think I would have been to restrained with those blackberries either, I would have gone in for the kill with so many options for what to do with them. My littlies collected some yesterday on their walk with dadday whilst I scooted off to the market and they will be put to good use today making a crumble. Don't you just love this time of year?! Enjoy your week lovely Jo and thanks for your sweet comments xoxo

  8. What a wonderful way to spend a weekend, wonderful memories being made :) xx

  9. Lovely photos, Jo. It looks like you all had a very nice time.

  10. Toasted crumpets!! Ahh now I'm jealous :-) I'm glad you managed to get out and about, especially as we've had another kick of good weather.

    Tell your man his sausage casserole looks delicious! It's very exciting staying out in the dark, even when you're my age :p Probably because it's something we don't do a lot. Your kids look so cute in snuggled up in their hoods :)

  11. What a good way to spend such a glorious weekend. It all sounds perfect, from the jacket potatoes and sausage casserole to the sitting round the campfire in the dark. That last photo of your kids is just lovely. x