Gone are the days of wooden tent poles and hours of tent pitching in the middle of nowhere without electricity.
In the modern world of camping, easy inflatable tents have been introduced along with electric hook ups and well equipped sites offering a hot shower and fresh water.
I do still however have a tent that needs pitching but it is quite modern and only takes three poles to be fully erected. We usually camp n just a small party of Three and own the Vango Beta 500 XL. Our tent is blue and has an entrance on both sides. It also has two window panels.
I have to admit i do like to create a home from home and end up packing our floral blankets along with our sleeping bags. I love to cook when camping and i am sure to pack an array of herbs and spices. We have a little door mat too which comes in handy for wet shoes.
We have just returned from a brilliant family trip, Gullivers campsite with the camping and caravanning club. The weather has been amazing recently which gave me plenty of opportunities to style my tent. Here are some ideas to a pretty set up.
In the image above you can see i have used a photo frame as a prop to enhance the mood of our first nights dinner.I love dining alfresco and for me it is not just about the food we eat, it is about family time and enjoying the fresh air during the summer months. This frame is from pound land and i printed the quote myself from home.
The light situation has evolved for me since i first started camping some twenty or so years ago. I remember the struggle trying to find batteries for our torches, only to lose them in the deep, dark pits of our sleeping bags. I have an Led camping lamp which also charges my phone and i go nowhere without it. My four year old has a few torches, mainly character ones from pound land which run out within the hour of arriving at camp. I love the idea of a child friendly LED lamp to entertain our Daughter at bed time and offer her a security light. Our star one is from the kids range at Laura Ashley.
My festival lights are from Amazon and the old crate i got free from our local garden center’s recycling base.The crate holds all of my cooking items and dried food. I love the pink shawl from Lisbon and i use it for styling, a table cover and a shawl when i am chilly. I love this little set up as an entrance to our set and spent a few hours relaxing with a book in the evening.
Always pack jars, mason jars, jam jars, anything jars.
As you can see i use mine for a selection of uses. Candles, cutlery holders and for something to display flowers or herbs in. I love to cook with the herbs and enjoy a fresh bloom of wild flowers. After having a wander around the campsite i came across loads of fresh lavender and pinched some for my terracotta pots. Lavender keeps the bugs at bay!
Thanks for stopping by and happy camping for any upcoming trips you may have.
I would love to see your set up so if you have any links then please leave them below.