Wednesday, 15 June 2011

Warning: A VERY grumpy post...with a Happy Ending.


We made the mistake of going camping at the weekend. 
It was forecast rain.
Heavy rain.
And I still went.
{Why?}

One of life's perplexing questions.


It poured, 
{and I mean poured
while we were putting the tent up 
and when we were taking the tent down.
Picture, if you will, the scene above.
Only no umbrella.

I looked a bit like this, except I didn't pack a raincoat.
And my make-up slid off in a most unattractive fashion.


My face, in case you're wondering, was very much like this.


But words truly cannot tell 
how blissfully awesome 
it was to come home....
home to a warm, cosy haven 
in our Master bedroom.



My own personal heaven.

PS. The winner of the Spode giveaway is Loo
I'll be sending an email any minute now... 

Images via Dieuwertjebax, McCall, Wandering Vegans, Mine and Mine

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52 comments :

Noas' Libellule said...

I love the first picture - so cute - and as long as it is not in real life, it is great, right? Poor you, cannot imagine how good it must have felt to be back home!

A Rosy Note said...

Oh no, that doesn't sound good. I love all the photos you chose to illustrate your predicament...lol. It's been raining and raining and raining some more here too :(

At The Picket Fence said...

Oh my! Been there...done that...no fun! :-) Sure does make you appreciate that lovely bed even more doesn't it?
Glad it had a happy ending my friend!
Vanessa

Raspberry Hill Crafts said...

Great post..great pics

Richard said...

I still had a lovely time, and enjoyed chatting with you.

Richard x

niceday4asulk said...

What a gorgeous welcoming bedroom you have! I'm in love with that bedside table of yours.
Gaelle
x

Sarah @ Modern Country Style said...

Thanks, Richard. Yes, I should add that the company was quite exceptional!! ;-)

Sarahxxxx

Dawna said...

Well you got an awesome picture of the liitle guy with the umbrella!! I know camping in the rain is no fun...but I do love the sound of rain on the tent. Glad you were able to enjoy your bedroom haven.....have a happy day!

Dawna said...

Well you got an awesome picture of the liitle guy with the umbrella!! I know camping in the rain is no fun...but I do love the sound of rain on the tent. Glad you were able to enjoy your bedroom haven.....have a happy day!

Boho Farm and Home said...

I think the best part of any trip is coming home. :)

There is no place like it!

Brandi said...

I've been camping in the rain before too, no fun. i bet you slept like a baby in your on bed, once you returned home.

Little Leslie said...

Congrats Loo, I'm broken hearted. I anted that Spode. Oh well, anyway I've been camping in the rain. OY is all I can say!!

Erin S. said...

I can completely relate to the power of camping to make you appreciate your normal life. We took our family camping a few Springs ago and both my husband and I woke up in the middle of the night so cold we started giggling uncontrollably through our chattering teeth, waking up half our kids in the process. It was a bonding moment, but not one we'd care to repeat. Since then we wait until the weather is warmer at night. Glad you lived to tell the tale :).

American in Bath said...

Your children will remember it as the most perfect camping trip ever. I walked to work and home in that downpour. It turns out that I'd rather be wet than fighting with an umbrella. Of course I work in a cafe so wet waitress gets cake:)

Michelle @Shellsshabbyshack said...

Hi Sweet stuff!

Sorry about your camping woes. Been there... no fun at tall. Hope you get another chance with sunny skies.

Congrats to Loo! Fun fun giveaway! Enjoy!
<3 ~M

Michelle said...

I love camping, then again, we have a fifth wheel, not a tent ;)

Just me, hubby, a crossword puzzle, a glass of wine.......bring on the rain!

Potterix said...

Camping in rain is hell. Camping in sun is heaven. We had our first camping trip of the year - in Shropshire - the sun shone! xxx

Elaine @ Sunny Simple Life said...

What a bummer. We never get rain here in the summer so camping is always a safe bet plus we ditched the tent a long time ago and have a trailer which makes it a little drier. Bet your son had a good time though with all the puddles.

Anonymous said...

Oh, darling Sarah!
I hope you don't regret it. Tom and I had the most awesome time with you all.

Love sis. x

LindyLouMac in Italy said...

Oh yuk camping in the rain that brings back some long ago memories!

Blondie's Journal said...

We were very big on camping when we were younger and weathered a lot of storms. One thing I learned when camping in the rain...set up your tent at the TOP of the hill!!

XO,
Jane

Loo xx from Jumbles and Pompoms said...

Hi Sarah, me again. I've just been doing a happy dance in the kitchen with a baffled Mr J and P looking on.

Anyway, enough about me.

Blimey, we very nearly went camping last weekend but had to postpone it at the last minute. Poor you. Not very much fun when it rains a lot (I know, I've experienced it).

We're camping this weekend and next, so fingers crossed it doesn't rain.

Bye bye Gorgeous. xxx

michele at hellolovelyinc said...

who wouldn't be grumpy?

you crack me up though. so your rainy day and posted images made someone across the ocean smile for a second. and that can't be all bad.

michele

Stitchfork said...

Sounds like it was a 'memorable' camping trip!
xo Cathy

Jane @ Jane's Junk and Treasures said...

Ohhhhh sorry about all the rain!!

Chris said...

Hooray for Loo! I'm sorry for the grumpy-inducing rain. At least it makes the flowers grow. :)

ANNE said...

You were a good sport and now you deserve to be pampered like crazy for at least a week.

hip-chick said...

I have camped in the rain...i feel your pain.

CalypsoInTheCountry said...

That's why they say, "There's no place like home!" Glad you had a happy ending!
-Shelley

Redlilocks {Swoon Worthy} said...

Awww babe, no it wasn't a very nice weekend so sorry to hear about your wet camping experience!

(See now, this is why I don't camp - this here curly girl frizzes uncontrollably and I do not respond well to erm, cold. Or wet. Or dirt.)

Your bedroom, on the other hand, couldn't have been more welcoming I'm sure! Such coziness! Bliss...

Oh and congrats to Loo! Lucky lady! xxx

Cindy said...

Lucky Loo!!! No, there is no such thing as luck, I should say, Congratulations, Loo! What an amazing win this is for her, too.
I am so sorry you did not have a great weekend, but like you said coming home is always fabulous after an exercise such as that.
Love and hugs, Cindy

Rachie @ A Chi Chi Affair said...

Oh the great british weather strikes again - we went camping last summer and it rained the whole time - Luckily we were with friends who had a big tent so we spent time there chatting and then in the pub!

I am determined to go when its sunny!

Rachie xo

A Farmer's Wife said...

There is nothing glamourous about camping in the rain.

Thank you for following my blog.

Lydia said...

LOL and hugs. I once read that camping bonds families- in the same way disasters do):-

I still remember the time the rain came down so hard the tent collapsed with us all in it.

The heaviest rain I remember, though was driving to Bath- so 3 Cheers you made it home to write and remind me while when we go camping now, it's more like at the Hilton):- Dreadfully over-rated hotels IMHO.

Young Adventures... said...

I just love that feeling of coming home and sleeping in my own cozy bed. Sorry your trip was so wet! I'm glad that you have a beautiful bedroom to come home to.

Deborah said...

Youare such a funny girl!
Now tell me thats not what you think you looked like in the rain..and your make-up and all!! lol
Yes Sarah, theres no place like home..and yours looks perfectly comfy and warm xoxo

Deborah xoxoxoxo

Elaine said...

You know I've never seen the attraction of camping. So sorry that it rained on your vacation.

Your bed does look like heaven.

Naturally Carol said...

The first time I went camping with a family..four kids at that time..it snowed! We froze through the night and found the car battery dead in the morning. We packed up wet, cold tents and fled back to the warmth of the coast!

Happy Homemaker UK said...

We lit a fire in the fireplace last weekend! And funny, we were just saying how glad we had not chosen that weekend to go camping :) Hot chocolate in that adorable kitchen of yours? XOL

Anna at the Doll House said...

The good thing is that rainwater is supposed to be very good for the complection.

Anna

Meera @ firstsense said...

Aww I completely sympathise. I'm like a cat when it comes to being out in the rain. Your bedroom IS the perfect respite from a rainy weekend, so cosy, inviting and beautiful!

Hope you're having a lovely week, darling.

Meera xx

the fishermans cottage said...

Oh dear Sarah, poor you lol, still what a lovely room to come home to, love the first picture made me laugh x

p.s. thanks for popping over, finished all the painting now and of course, its white :) x

Robynne's Nest said...

Sarah, what were you thinking! I think you're quite nuts to EVER consider camping in this country. I would'nt do it in Australia...my argument being that in Melbourne it was always too cold and in QLD there was too many snakes and spiders! My hubby did buy a tent once...I recommended that he get a 4 man tent (to include him and the 3 kids)...cause "I ain't goin with you!" We did use it once...in QLD on a property we were staying at...well it was so hot...by 5am when the sun came up we were like chooks in a rotisserie! Robx

Loo xx from Jumbles and Pompoms said...

Hi Sarah, me again! Just to say that I've passed on an award to you, plse check out my latest post. I expect you've got millions of these or that you don't do awards. Anyway, it's there if you do. (we're camping tomorrow. I'm scared. Heavy rain forecast. Oh dear....).

Essay Papers said...

First one picture is gorgeous just because of that cute child.. it's create too much attraction of rainy day and his smile is also cute...

Magali @ The Little White House said...

I'm so sorry I have to admit that I laughed at you reading that post, especially your make up!... Because today was a lovely morning so I put up a grey and white striped dress I bought with my mum years ago, feeling so pretty. But by noon it was pouring and as I went back to my car to pick up my lunchbox, a car drove past me and litteraly and SPLASH! my dress was spattered! You may have heard a noise in England: it was me swearing very loud!!!

Leslie said...

I love to camp, but certainly not when it rains! Seems to make everyone grumpy!

Heaven's Walk said...

lol! You poor girl! That doesn't sound like a good time at all! Did you all stay huddled up in your tent all weekend??? But what a beautifully cozy bedroom to collapse in when you got home. :) Hugs to you, Sarah! ♥

xoxo laurie

JudyBug said...

Oh, we have tent camped in the rain. I deserted Mr. Dumpling and went to parent's travel trailer. He stayed...until the tent floated away....true story!

abeachcottage said...

Sorry it wasn't a good weekend for you but glad there was a happy ending :) The pics made me smile. Thanks for sharing at Beach Cottage Good Life Wednesdays linky party

GLENDA CHILDERS said...

Ah, home sweet home, for sure. And your cozy bedroom must have made it all the sweeter.

Our family has lived in a tent for a combined total of 4 years . . . way too many rainy or extra hot nights for me.

Fondly,
Glenda

Wellington said...

Camping in rain is hell. Camping in sun is heaven. We had our first camping trip of the year - in Shropshire - the sun shone! xxx

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