It is that time of year for the annual camping trip on the beach!!! We went to the South Coast for a few days. One very surprising pleasure was the car trip! I never thought I’d say this, but there you go. The traffic was awful, but we were so cheerful, taking turns in choosing music from the i-pod, cracking jokes, telling the children family lore, discussing current affairs, just how things should be in family, wow!
Setting up camp took no time, everybody was helping, and everybody can do it with their eyes shut by now. That little black box (whoops, cut out of the photo, I am referring to our mini Weber bbq called ‘go anywhere’ or something like it) was great to cook with: we had ribs, fish that Patrick caught – anything – and after the food had been removed from the black box, I put bread rolls on… hmmm!
And what was really nice, was chatting to other campers. We have been to the same campsite for years now, say 8 years?! We grow old, our kids get older, we mellow, we go through similar stages of life at our own pace… we get older parallel with all these people who come year in year our to this same place, loving it just as much as we do – I guess that is what we have in common, which creates a strange kind of bond. I don’t know may people’s name, but there is this strange familiarity amongst us, who are from all walks of life, living all sorts of different lives.
Tomorrow I will post some photos of how The Quilt is progressing – that’s what I took with me to work on… no patterns, no counting, no worries…
Happy New Year all, and Best Wishes for 2013!
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