a couple of weekends ago, (actually more than a couple, been a bit busy) we were invited by Mr HPMcQs lovely aunt for some lunch and then a very personal tour around ightham mote where she is a guide. such a beautiful place and wonderful place to work. the perfect sunday afternoon.
how did eight weeks pass at such speed? i blinked and there it went. we did have a marvellous time though.
we started with two weeks in the sunny canaries. back briefly for our first camping and festival adventure at camp bestival. then i zoomed off of to india for a week for work, then back home and BOOM bank holiday weekend, and what better way to spend the bank holiday but down in rye and camber sands on the east sussex coast.
on sunday we went for lunch at Mr HPMcQ’s aunts house. she lives just a hop skip and a jump away from us. the sun had been shinning all weekend and we were busting to get out in the spring air. after filling our bellies full of roast chicken with all the bits and bobs that go with and filling that last little gap with a generous slice of berry pavlova we headed to the woods for a squelch and a potter in the woods, petts wood.
i don’t really do camping. i like comfort and i like toilets and showers. i also like being warm when it’s cold, and cool when its hot. so freezing or over heating in a tent whilst desperate to go to the loo or stinking like a piggy isn’t quite my idea of heaven.
however glamping is something quite different. this is can deal with. knights glamping is set in the beautiful ground of leeds castle, not to be found in leeds, but kent. a tent with an oak four-poster bed, a wood burning stove, solid wood floor, electricity & wifi. a short walk to the knights cottage where toilets and showers a plenty can be found. this i was prepared to do and what a great little treat for ronnie for his 5th birthday.