Monday, 7 May 2012

Saturday saw us take to the woods , to build a bivouac using timber laying around the forest. The kids learnt new skills and loved the freedom the wood provided. Our new friend Adam, who organised the trip, plans to sleep out here overnight.
It turned in to a proper Swallows and Amazons' day, when the kids went on to make their own burgers, with chillies?

With my Catering background, I was charged with the task of making a campfire and a cup of tea. When the hour seemed appropriate, we opened up a bottle of McGuigan's Estate Shiraz from South Australia. The pepper and blackcurrant flavours worked well with the chili lamb burgers and the flame griddled sausages.

After a game of Frisbee, it was time to douse the fire, pack up and go home. I think we all slept better from not having to do it in the bivouac.

1 comment:

  1. you forgot to mention the delicious home-made cake ;-0