Tuesday, 2 September 2008


Jon was away in Melbourne last week and when he was there he caught up with some friends. He came home on Saturday and on Sunday we bought a tent. Jon decided that the family needed to go camping. Now I don't mind camping and roughing it, well I didn't when I was 18, which was probably the last time I did it. I certainly have not done it with 3 kids and 6 suitcases and a medicine cabinet. My youngest wants to know where the wardrobe will be? Actually that was before she went outside and the bats terrified her. Not sure how she will cope in the bush (although I suspect it will be better than me).

As I said, tents and camping are ok - I am terrified of bugs, spiders and snakes though. In fact when I thought we had a cockroach in our house I slept (well laid in my bed, I didn't sleep much) with my jeans tucked in my socks and my hands inside my sleeves. It was pretty much as soon as we arrived in Australia so I am a bit better now, but not much....

Not as bad as Jon who put his shoes in the fridge when he first came here on business because he couldn't think of anywhere else that would be free of spiders.

Oh my, do we sound like stereotypical Brits?

Do you know of any nice campsites around - preferably bug free. You don't have bears in Australia do you??


Kek said...

Ha! I am soooo with you Claire - at least as far as not being too keen on camping. And I used to be a Girl Guide....camping is fine when you're 18, but now I know better and I like a little luxury. :o)

The bugs and animals don't scare me AT ALL, but the thought of having to pee behind a bush is my idea of a nightmare....

Michelle said...

I have to say I love roughing it a bit.

I know of heaps of places here in Queensland but I guess that doesn't help you too much, hey?