As the children are about to break from school for the summer, a group of friends and myself have decided that we are going to go camping together for the first time. As I am the proud owner of a VW Westfalia camper and the other members of the group are novice and even virgin campers, I have taken it upon myself to make sure that this trip is not a once only experience. I have always made sure that we take away a few home comforts when we go away in our van such as cushions, blankets and lanterns so that the time outdoors can be extended as far into the evening as possible. There’s something magical about sitting with friends in the dusk sipping wine and chatting as the swifts circle and swoop overhead and the stars come out. I know it sounds over sentimental but to me this is what British summers are made of.

With this in mind, I have picked out a few essentials to make our camping trip stylish and comfortable and also chosen some of the best camp sites in the UK who can provide you with the glamping experience so that all you need to do is turn up~don’t forget the cork screw!

These lovely blankets can be ordered through my friend helen’s blog. She can custom make them to any size or colour and are great for wrapping around you in the evening.

Anorak outdoor boat sleeping bag

Anorak outdoor bird sleeping bag

Anorak bird picnic rug

Rob Ryan bunting

Tiny Tim Booklight (perfect for bedtime reading in the tent)

Lomography pink fisheye camera

 Urban Outfitters are proving to be a one stop shop for outdoor entertaining, this summer!

As I suffer from Penguin addiction, this is a must for the back of the van.

If you decide you love the outdoors too much you can buy your own circus style tent, perfect for in the garden the whole summer long.

Hope the sun has got his hat on!


1 Comment

  1. 27 July, 2011 / 7:52 am

    Thanks for the mention Karen – you have some lovely stuff on your site & am big Tim Walker fan too& hadn't seen that shot before so thanks for that!

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