It was Victoria and mine 10th Wedding Anniversary on the 2nd July, so we went camping… Originally we were going to revisit the hotel that we had out honeymoon at; La Source in , however my current Job and Financial situation stopped that, not to mention putting paid to the hotel!

The next option was to go away for the weekend, which my parents had offered us. They were going to come down and look after the kids while we went to London or somesuch. However, the idea of camping came up amongst our friends and in the end we said “why not?”

So on Friday 30th June we headed down the Holmsley on the south edge of the with 4 other families; 10 Adults and 10 children.

We had a fantastic time. We set the tents up in a circle all facing each other, with Gazebo’s in the centre covering the tables. We had our own little community sprung up for the weekend.

The camp site is not the best, but it has plenty of room and flat space for the kids; they were able to all go and ride their bikes around without any problems. It used to be and old airfield and many of the turning circles and things are still in place and are used for roads etc…

Saturday caused a problem; the match! England vs Portugal… what were we to do? Anyway, the blokes headed off to find a local pub that were showing the match and the women stayed behind the man the fort and prepare the barbeque for later! We watched the match through the windows and doors of a pub that was too hot and full to stay inside of, but actually we had a great position and thoroughly enjoyed ourselves despite the result.

When we got back to the site, the girls had decorated the camping area with balloons, anniversary bunting, “just married” signs, and pictures drawn by all the children. In the background their was music that we had used for our wedding; and . It was fantastic. We had a wonderful night and a wonderful weekend.

It was bloody hot though!

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