Not so sure I had put it up brilliantly either! My best mate's son inspected it - he has been camping most weekends for years - he is a total expert and gave me marks of 4/10. Not sure it was quite that bad myself but there you go. It kept our son dry in it for one night when he slept out anyway!
So next thing I know, Steve has been browsing ebay, preloved etc and found a 4 berth tent at a reasonable price and not too far away and would also be good for us to use anyway. So, off we all go in the car, collect said tent and then return for another trail run of putting up this tent in the back garden to make sure its ok!
So Friday came along and after dropping our son at the childminders off we set for Derbyshire. Found it easily enough, beautiful grounds. After helping get the stall set up, off I went outside to get the tent up and went fine! Hooray. So I set off home, bidding Steve farewell until my return on Sunday. Glad that I indeed was going to have a lovely warm bed that night.
Well the tent was still up and it was hammering down with rain as I pulled up outside the tent about 8am Sunday morning. Steve was still inside, looking like he was on a water bed - the double air mattress was like a giant marshmallow but not white or pink obviously! Apparently in the early hours he heard some sheep nearby baa'ing. It got louder and louder - he said that in the end he thought the whole tent was surrounded by sheep ha-ha. What a thought eh?
Anyway, all is well that ends well. I will be back with you very soon for the next blog which is about criminal collectables!
Love the Mrs