22.8.11

camping

Sooo, we went camping and we had a fair share of adventure!
Make yourself comfortable as this post is a bit long.

We went here, which is a wonderful place to experience a bit of wilderness, without having to go too far. This is the forest of wild horses, ponies and reindeer and many other amazing creatures that we never see in our ordinary life.
All was going well until a big and noisy family pitched their several tents and a large gazebo
very closed to us, after a hell of a day and night, I had a nervous breakdown and moved to a more solitary place.
But, it started to rain a lot until our tent was flooded!
It was several years since this county hasn't seen so much rain (by the way the noisy family was flooded too...he he, with an evil grin in my face).
So we moved near the burrow of this poor blind rabbit, which we fed with veggies. 
Anita made some (humans) friends and we managed to relax a bit.
I drank dandelion coffee with rice milk, which I pretend is a nice thing to drink but truly is not! You see, I am on a kind of healthy diet, but after few days of hard camping I gave up, I will eventually start again as long as I get over this dandelion coffee!
The salad was for myself and not for the rabbit.
We also went to the seaside and to the Isle of Wight and after several years of digital I took with me my dear old analogical manual camera and took some pictures, which I can't wait to see and eventually show to you too.
And finally on the last day, my dear friend came to say goodbye to me (actually I was sneakily scoffing a packet of "healthy" crisps when suddenly I sensed a presence! I cried and then realised that few people gathered around to take pictures.... how embarrassing... but I managed to stay calm and even took her a picture.
Aaanyway, now I'll go to make myself a well deserved cup of strong coffee and I will start to catch up with you, lovely folks.

Fin 

{the Ttowel is a gift from Nathalie}





























29 comments:

Lollipop said...

I love the way you share your trip here!
thanks!!!

olivia said...

i loved the way you shared your trip, beautiful! sorry about the flooding! i love the shot of the horses and the bunny! where did you get your tent?

Christine said...

Mais votre tente était merveilleuse, hyper chic!

Mamzelle Titoo said...

Hé hé ! I love your post Alessandra ! you make me laugh with the noisy family ! ah ah !
What a nice place do to camping ... your camp is perfect ! where did you get this wonderful tent ?
I want to hug this lovely rabbit ... so cute !
And I really like to go to the Isle of Wight, how lucky lady you are !
Have a nice week (without flood of course) ^.^
PS : your little pretty girl is very cute !

Maria said...

Oh I have missed you!Lovely you are back.It is so nice to read your stories
xx
maria

naa said...
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naa said...

Welcome back Alex... I am sorry to hear about the flood but I see that you've managed to have lovely vacation time despite all the bad things.
Your tent looks amazing (even on water) :). Enjoy your well deserved coffee***

blue china studio said...

I want to stay in a tent like that! What a wonderful vacation (despite flooding and noisy neighbors).
Enjoy your coffee.

erika said...

Oh wow, such a lovely tent, so stylish...I would love to stay there (without the flooding of course)although I'm not really into camping.
Glad to see your back again ;-)

Trula said...

Are you sure you weren't camping in Mongolia? What a fantastic tent and camping spirit - despite the rain and the healthy diet.

Bichos da Matos said...

What an adventure! Happy you're back:)

jane said...

i´m sure you have a million more stories! :):):)

fliss said...

YAY! you are back and with a wonderful camping story. Beautiful pictures capturing some funny moments and also not so funny (rain and flooded tent).

I too once tried the Dandelion coffee and no matter how much i tried to tell myself it was good for me, i never got into it. Give me a strong coffee any day!

at swim-two-birds said...

love your story and your tent is looking great; welcome back&black coffee :D

la casita said...

Thank you all, is great to be back bloging and read you again...
Olivia and mamzelle Titoo, if you google "bell tent" you'll find out!
Jane, sure I do ;^)I could ramble on for hours especially after all the coffee I drank today(I've been 10 days on surrogate!!!)
Fliss, I can't agree more, huzzah for caffeine!

Kylie said...

What a lovely place! It sounds like a lovely holiday - you've described it all so well, Alessandra, that I feel like I was there! And your photos are just amazing, as always :) Glad you are back. Kx

p.s. We're having torrential rains here too.

schorlemädchen said...

these camping images look like a fairy tale <3

gracia said...

It all looks so fantastical. Animal company particularly so. Glad you had a swell time... and here's to good strong coffee.

mirabellef said...

the tent was really beautiful !

P R I M O E Z A said...

that it such a stylish camping set up and i can't believe you got rained out. but with all those animals, looks like you had fun!

Line+Liv said...

Welcome back ... I love the tent ... missed you, Wiebke

fanja said...

stylish camping indeed! it is all looking good.
shame about the rain but it's all part of the experience isn't it!

Louise said...

Woah, you HAVE had adventures! I love the look on the face of your donkey friend/potential mugger. x

Arctic Mum said...

Hi, thank you for visiting and leaving a comment on my blog. I love your tent!! Had to laugh of your camping story - we camped one night a couple of years ago, on a beach not far away. We camped a little bit aside the family area in order to feel more alone, thinking we were truly smart. Only to realize the only other tent there was the Party Tent.

nath said...

I just love the New Forest (minus flooding!)... such a nice part of the world...

jokemijn said...

what a special holiday you had. i love the last picture a lot.

NICOMADE said...

oh, camping - it's always a mix of the magical and utterly insane, don't you think? i always feel like no matter how prepared you are, camping trips are simultaneously so much fun, and so challenging. so it goes :)

anna of (green gable) said...

Beautiful tent! It looks like you had a lovely trip. I'd love to visit there too!

xo, Anna of [green gable]

explodingcucumber said...

Wow Alessandra! That's camping with style!!! Love the donkey! ;-)