We packed up our bell tent, crammed everything else into the car and headed out for a camping adventure to Dorset. The children kicked off their shoes and ran barefoot in the grass all week, the weather was so hot.
As we were staying in Hardy country, we visited Thomas Hardy's birthplace before seeking shade in the cool woods surrounding the cottage.
I remember reading Tess as a teenager.
We came across a woodland pond where the girls watched dragonflies dart across the water and play with sticks in the mud. Wild ponies appeared out of the trees and came to drink at the waters edge.
I will share our time at camp over the next couple of days!