Monday, 18 August 2008

Special Kids Camp - a brilliant weekend

We have just returned from a fantastic time in Derbyshire camping with loads of friends from Special Kids in the UK. This is the 4th year that we have camped with them and it gets bigger & better everytime - thanks to everyone who organises it all - you know who you are !

As usual we can't wait for next year's meet.

The weather wasn't as kind to us as it could have been -but at least it was mainly dry during the day - except Monday morning when we were packing up, so our tent was wet & muddy.

My Dad & Sylvia came in their camper van for 2 nights - this was their maiden voyage - and they survived - but they realised they are going to need some bigger wine glasses !

On the Sunday my Dad's friends Sandra & Bob came over for a visit in their camper van - they only live round the corner from the camp site "Golden Valley" but didn't know it existed. We sat outside their van and chatted, then a few spots of rain enticed us into the van - just room for 6 adults, 1 tall teenager & 1 small Sam - very cosy ! Sam thought it was all hilarious when he decided Grandad should be sat next to him - so without anyone leaving the cosy van Grandad managed to squeeze past Sylvia, Sandra & Julian - it was like playing twister in a very confined space.


On the Saturday afternoon, we had a balloon release in memory of the children from our group that have died in recent years - it was a very moving time.

1 comment:

Robyn said...

glad you enjoyed it..cant believe how much sam has grown up...he's still got that wonderful smile, and cheeky eyes though