15 Guidelines to Successful Camping

1.  Eat immediately upon arriving at camp site.

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2. Relax

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3. Look up

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4. Channel Robin Hood – with the exception of his ghastly tights and boots………meh, boots are OK – whatever flops your mop.

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5. Rescue someone.

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6. Laugh A LOT.

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7.  Wear Wellies.

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8. Hangout with Family.

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9. Try something new.

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10. Find Time to be Alone.

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11.   Use fire for EVERYTHING – Cooking, Entertainment, Warmth, TV, Meditation, Teaching etc.

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12.  Walk.

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13.  Find the Beauty.

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14.  Get as close to the edge as you possibly can.  Close enough that your carers have their heart in their mouth, but not close enough to spoil the camping trip.

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15.  Know when you’re knackered.

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All the Pretty’s

………and the very handsome Daddy.

I have boys, all boys.  I have four brothers and three sons.  They’re boys; rough and tumble, jeans and t.shirts, bats and balls.

These beautiful girls made me wonder and ache for the girlie experience.  Twirly pretty dresses, shiny hair accessories, twinkly nail polish, makeup, and girlie giggles.

Dad is the Doter and the Dotee.  A wonderful blend of  fait accompli – knowing there’s absolutely no way he will have a say in the night’s family movie, and not at all surprised when all the girls begin to feel sympathy for him and insist he be wholly responsible for the nights entertainment.  It’s adorable.  The whole family is adorable.

 

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Happy Birthday Daddy!

They say the bond between Father and Daughter can be a strong one.  As a mother now, I am closer than ever to my mother, but my Dad is my hero.  There’s nothing he doesn’t know or can’t fix or won’t achieve.  Not in a slimy know it all kind of way but in a “he’s my Dad and I’m all gooey and proud” kind of way.  His word is gospel, his ideas; pure genius, and his hugs warm my heart.

When Jax came to me wanting a photo of her girls to give to their Daddy, I knew the same bond was well and truly in place in their home too.  What an incredibly thoughtful gift.  Daddy’s love their Daughters too as Joseph Addison writes

“Certain is it that there is no kind of affection so purely angelic as of a father to a daughter. In love to our wives there is desire; to our sons, ambition; but to our daughters there is something which there are no words to express.”  

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