Peter just spent a week over in Nepal doing training with real cases of foot and mouth which means he came home under quarantine for a week. So we escaped phones and office work and went camping for a few days. The weather has turned hot so we chose a spot where there was a pool and powered sites for fans. 45 minutes away from home is the Argyle Dam – just the right spot.
Though these times were more about family fun than learning (like they were when the kids were younger) there was still plenty of learning or practising going on – thinking through what to take, how to fit it all it, deciding on what could be left behind and how we could simplify. Living with other people for a few days always gives you opportunities to be helpful, to consider the other person, to not take offence, to give and be an energy maker. When we came home we were sun-tired but relaxed. We all pitched in and within an hour and a half everything was unpacked, put away, house was tidy, and laundry started. To our family going camping is all about working as a team – if we all do a little bit, everyone gets a break.
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