Friday, 26 September 2014

The weekend getaway with a difference..

Friday afternoon we decided we were done with working and going away was a must..and the only way to keep our sanity.

After collecting the girls from school and grabbing a quick bite to eat for tea we packed up our bags got in the car and set off for Lancashire.

After 3 hours driving and 10 miles of fuel left, we finally arrived at our destination unknowing what to expect. 

So here it is..Glamping at Lantern and Larks in Lancashire.

First night was worse than being stuck in a freezer. We arrived at 11pm in the middle of some woodland in a field into a "glamorous" tent with no lighting apart from tea lights and no heat until the wood burner had been lit..although after driving that distance then worrying about lighting and keeping a fire going was just out of the question as once it was lit we fell asleep and so did the fire...


Two hours later we woke up with chattering teeth and holding onto each other as close as possible. 4 duvets, 3 blankets and a warm drink made on the gas stove and we managed to nod off.

Anyway, next morning we woke up and it was much more milder and warmer. I also managed to take a few snapshots of inside the tent..

After the usual morning routines, shower, dressed, breakfast etc first thing was first and that was to go hunt for the closest possible fuel station.

We managed to literally roll the car into the fuel station with 5 miles left to spare. It felt as if we were in the desert and had just found our first drop of water..
So pleased to see the fuel station..I even took a snapshot of it!

Once we had filled up with fuel we set of for a day out in Blackpool sightseeing. It was our first time there and we had always wanted to visit.

This photo was taken on the ferris wheel after freaking out at the top when it stopped to let other people on as it was so so windy and the cart was rocking around. On the whole though the photo did come out rather well.

We walked along the sea front, saw all the horse and carts going up and down the road imitating the 'My big fat gypsy wedding' theme. The girls also had a fun time at Blackpool pleasure beach on the rides and in the arcade.

A bite to eat in between times was a must so we had lunch at Pizza Hut, followed by a walk in and out the shops. Then to head of back to the tent and have a fire and BBQ and watch the sun go down.

Day two also had a lovely warm sunny start to the morning so we all agreed on the river walk which was at the end of the field. We all had endless fun having wheelbarrow races too during the afternoon.

We decided being Sunday and needing to get home for school the next morning we would leave earlier in the evening, so we went to the nearby pub for dinner before going back to the tent, pack up and go home.

All in all despite the first cold night, This holiday was definitely

an amazing experience and would love to go back next Summer rather than early Autumn.

Thats all for now.. Until next time :)

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