I have lots of issues with camping in general. First and foremost is my dislike of insects, a reasonable sized spider can bring on a panic attack in me. I can just about tolerate other bugs and mini beasts, but I don’t like them and avoid them at all costs!
Secondly, I like my home comforts, I don’t like being cold or wet and I am very fussy about where I sleep – if I can’t get comfy, I can’t sleep. End of. I like nothing better than coming home after a busy day, getting my pjs on and relaxing on the sofa in front of the TV. Ahhh bliss!
So when Michael first mentioned that we should go camping, I wasn’t impressed, but just ignored it as a passing phase. But apparently it wasn’t, and he got Sophie on board too. And finally I crumbled, giving into the pressure of the 2 people closest to me, wanting to give me a nervous breakdown. This weekend was spent shopping for a tent and camping equipment.
After several hours trying to decide exactly what it was we wanted and how we would use our tent, we settled on an Outwell Montana 6 – sold to us as one of the most popular tents ever. I am hoping the guy at the camping exhibition knows what he was on about, because I didn’t have a clue. Its been several years since I camped.
So we are now the ‘proud’ owners of a tent, a camping table, stove, kitchen unit and plenty of other stuff that we are somehow going to have to try and fit into the car whenever we fancy a few days away.
Now don’t get me wrong, despite my hesitance, I really can see the benefits of camping – I actually
like love the idea of being in the outdoors 24/7 – taking time away from screens and giving Sophie more freedom than she is allowed normally. Spending time together as a family, in the great outdoors, sounds perfect, but I am just not sure that I will be able to take to it!
Sophie already loves being outdoors and is so excited to be going camping
And you get to look forward to seeing how I get on – this could either help me overcome my fear of all things creepy crawly, being cold and wet and having an uncomfy bed, or it could totally push me over the edge!