This past weekend we went to the Midlands for a camping event organised by my work. It was all funded by the company and included 2 nights camping in our own field and all the takeaway you could eat (choice between Indian, Pizza and Chinese) both Friday and Saturday nights. From a distance, the sign directing us to our field looked like it said, Nuclear Camping rather than Nuclear Technologies Camping….
The campsite was just outside the town of Stourport on Severn. On Saturday we walked along the River Severn to a town called Bewdley which was really pretty and had lots of quaint little shops and benches along the river to sit on and enjoy their lovely ice cream. On the way back went into the centre of Stourport on Severn itself which was slightly disappointing due to the concentration of casinos, fun fairs, haunted houses and that sort of attraction – not really our sort of thing – but the historic locks were a lot quieter and really interesting.
On Sunday we stopped at Wyre Forest (http://www.forestry.gov.uk/wyreforest) on the way home and walked the trails there. It’s a Forestry Commission site so had excellent marked paths and the shade of the forest was welcome as the temperature had risen. Not used to that! The conclusion of the walk involved another ice cream (are you starting to see a theme here?) before we set off home.
The weather for the weekend was fantastic and it was nice to see work people in a more relaxed, social environment. Stella was delighted as she was the only dog in the party so got lots of attention and was allowed to be off the lead chasing her ball all the time. The result of all this exercise is evident….
We both agreed that we thoroughly enjoyed the weekend and will go next year. Although Paul did say they should add Subway and McDonalds to their evening menus to raise the food standard from excellent to unbeatable…. 😉