Braving the Outdoors

At the weekend me and a group of friends decided it would be a good idea to go camping! We stayed at a site in Norfolk; I used to go camping there as a kid and I loved it and I couldn’t wait to do it for myself with my friends. I feel like camping is one of those things that if you haven’t done it and you hate the thought of it you should try it because I would put money on it that you will have the best time!.

This was the first time I ever had to put a tent up by myself, luckily Rowan was there with me but it still took us an hour and a half to work out!! I’m pretty sure there were people on the camp site laughing at us because we took a break half way through… It was hilarious.

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Weather was my main concern and rightly so because I couldn’t have picked a rainier weekend but that’s all part of it so I didn’t mind too much and we were still able to make the most of it. For me camping is about late nights spent relaxing outside and bbq for breakfast and that’s exactly what we did. We didn’t have phone signal where we were staying and we had limited electricity so we ran out of battery quickly so it was really nice for none of us to worry constantly about being on our phones.

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We went to a local forest and on Saturday when we eventually decided to do something and it was so beautiful. It was so busy with lots of people having picnics like us and with kids playing in the park. We also did one of the walking routes there which was really nice because although the weather wasn’t brilliant it was nice and cool and we were protected by all the trees.

By the time we got back it was pouring down again and we had to literally camp out in our tents after we made sure we had a food and drink supply to survive on. I loved it so much because we were all joking about the rain and the whole situation and worrying if the rain would be too hard and start coming through the tent.

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If you’re thinking about going camping but haven’t been without parents or even at all I would definitely recommend taking full waterproofs even in the height of Summer and just letting yourself enjoy it because at the end of the day you’re with friends and family having and it’s something where memories will be made!

Have you ever been camping? Let me know your experiences!

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