Well I’ve had a long break between posts but I’ve had a good excuse. We went to New Wine Inspire in thirsk which involved camping with a 1 year old. It went a lot better than expected and as my first new wine experience it was amazing. But 5 days of camping meant I put my phone on ultra power saving mode so I wouldn’t need it charging which was great but it did mean I was shut off from the world. I have to say this was pretty nice (even if it meant I didn’t know about Bruce Forsyth for at least 24hrs).
The week prior to our trip we had been at my sister-in-laws wedding which was an amazing day and Beatrice was so well behaved. Unfortunately Beatrice and I both came down with hand, foot and mouth. She was fine and I was the worse off. Our camping trip was in danger (the enemy was at work). But lucky we both cleared up and were well enough to attend. Apart from a lot of marital arguing the pitching of our camp went well and we were able to settle in.
Being with a group from our church was great especially as our close friends were there with their daughter who is 6 months older than Beatrice. It was great for them to be able to play together/ argue over toys. And the fact they had a play group in the morning so us parents could get to talks was amazing. The fresh air and fun seems to have exhausted us all but in a wonderful way. We got away with no rain until our last night.
I would definitely recommend camping with a 1 year old. Just be relaxed about when bedtime is and you’ll be fine. It was a much needed break and enabled Ian and I to reconnect with God.