Saturday, 31 July 2010

And so it ends

The final part of our summer 2010 camping trip.

Saturday we drove over to Callender House.

This is a beautiful house that is set in stunning gardens. The house is free to enter and the kitchen is amazing. Unfortunately no photos were allowed to be taken but this photo is from

The rest of the house is full of exhibits from its lifespan. The smalls certainly enjoyed themselves. There was also a wedding about to start as we left so that was fun to see.

Then we drove over to Kinneil House, unfortunately the house is only open 5 days in the year and it was not the right day for us. :(

But we got a look around the onsite museum which to be honest didn't have an awful lot to show for itself. We were in and out in a matter of 10 minutes.

Saturday marked six years since my dear old Dad died so that evening I took the girls to the onsite restaurant at the campsite. It was a lovely place with panoramic views and obviously used a lot by the locals as there were people there celebrating birthdays and on dates ;)

The food was lovely, the portions were huge and for me to say that trust me they have to be huge! LOL Silly me forgot to take photos of the food!

The views were beautiful, wee one went mad with the camera.

With bellies groaning from too much food we took ourselves back to the tent, lit the fire and settled down for our last night with new friends, melted chocolate and marshmallows. Kindly provided by wee one's new friend's mum.

Sunday morning and it was the 'no fun' task of packing everything up then driving home.

All in all we had a lovely time. It's so nice to go camping, getting away from all the electronic attention grabbers at home and spending some quality family time together.
Here's to next summer bringing more sun than rain. Next summer though it will be just me and wee one, big one is off to Malawi. I'm hoping on my return from Wales to have a specific blog for our fundraising efforts and in time big one's experiences over there.


danielle and dinosaur toes said...

wow, those houses are beautiful. it makes me realize just how ugly the u.s. is when i see pictures like that!

i love getting away and camping because it means i don't have to listen to the phone ring. i HATE the phone!

Em said...

Aw it looks like you all had a lovely time, those photos are great!
I love camping but unfortunately no else in my house is :(
Em xxx

Pink Feather Paradise said...

What a fabulous camping trip and those houses are fab... Just heard this morning that my "holiday cottage in Cornwall" has been double booked so its all off! :( oh well never mind you can't win them all... but winning just one would be nice! lol

look forward to hearing all about your Welsh adventure!

big hugs