A Long Weekend

We spent the weekend camping in Dorset.

The weather (for the most part) was glorious.

We spent most of our time chatting, eating, singing and prodding the fire.

My essential supplies for the train journey.

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The south west countryside.

View from the campsite.

Beach time.

When the light started to fade, we lit the campfire and got dinner started.

Garlic shitake mushrooms to start.

Dinner was eaten so fast I didn’t get a chance to take a pic,

but we had Indian spiced marinated lamb and chicken pieces, sweet potatos and corn on the cob.

We chatted and sang (thanks to the talented Ad for his guitar playing) around the embers.

Lit our lanterns,

and made a wish.

Weekend

For the most part, we had a good weekend – until I got poorly and had to rest (no one needs to see pics of that!!), here are the good bits…

We decided it was time to demolish the little treat we bought ourselves back from Berlin.

Cat biscuits (made of chocolate) – what’s not to love!?

Brunch at the newly opened branch of Caravan – the best brunch ever.

Avocado on toast! (and no, I couldn’t possibly make it this good at home)

Kings Cross skyline.

In the 30 degree heat we all wanted to run through these.

A stroll along the Regent’s canal.

Picnicking with good friends.

The view from Hampstead Heath.

I can’t get enough of this game!

The Summer so far

Clear (-ish) summer skies.

A trip to the seaside and a stay in a gypsy caravan (Elvis themed obviously) for a friend’s 30 (minus 1) birthday.

A mini wedding (belated 6 month anniversary) celebration for some special friends.

Then a trip to the Olympics for some synchronised swimming action!

… oh and Bolt.

Pure gold.

Athletics

We were lucky enough to score tickets to the athletics.

I can’t even begin to describe the atmosphere and do it any justice.

It was such an amazing experience.

Bolt did not let us down – what a show!