It is raining lots today, not hard, just seaside living in a cloud rain. But it is forecast to carry on through the weekend, interspersed with big gusts of wind that is.
But I'm taking two small children camping, not only camping but ec0-camping in a festival. And on my own! I've decided against taking the big SunCamp family fantastic tent, with its own windows, wardrobe, and space. Largely because I can't ever really remember how to put it up even with M who knows, and I'd never ever manage it on my own anyway. My friends have said they will help, but also that they have no clue (suspect in some ways we are a little more hotel types than campers).
One friend is taking a big family tent, which we can squeeze in to anyway if it, sorry when it rains, and we need to not be lying down. As of course our tent is a teeny three man one from Glasto days that I think you can sit up in, think that is, but getting dressed is exceedingly tricky and there is no room for clothes, think they have to go in your pillow or something. But then, those were the days when M banned me taking pillows camping as it was not the done thing. Course nowadays when we go it is with other home comfort ladies (kingsize duvets anyone?) who get it.
So we'll be taking, tent, sleeping bags, extra blankets (must wash them, as children/cats been sleeping on them), camping stove, lantern, picnic set, torch, camping chairs (with great drinks holders in), wellies, wet wipes, washing up liquid, washing up bowl. Haven't got a table but my friend is bringing one, with legs but not seats.
And food - plan on bringing some cereal bars, cheese, bread, cucumber, olives (lunch and breakfast), pasta and tomato type sauce/pesto or something, and crisps, oh and water, and wine to drink. Must also remember bottle opener.
And wellies, and waterproof clothes.
Oh, and picnic blanket (optimistically).
And knitting so I can join in the knitting circle - can't imagine children loving that though somehow.
Oh and maybe download some Dodgy tracks as they are the only band I know who are playing so must gen up and sing along. Excitingly one of them is someone from Uni's uncle, well it was exciting a few years ago -excitement levels dropped off these days.
Any other ideas to bring? Have roof box on and Mat's chair to fill with chocolate and wine.