the Warrumbungles was almost 18 months ago. A lot has happened since, not least the fact that we moved interstate - and into Hamby Home(in)stead!
The majority of our belongings did a three to four month stint in storage between states and in the shuffle our camping gear has been well-shuffled! Nick and I are now starting to round everything up, clean and re-organise it, in preparation for a few nights away to test our new tents - and new Thumper!
I've already done quite a lot of menu-planning - and frozen some meals/meal components in preparation for our time away. Of course, I'm keen to make life as easy as possible so the chef gets a holiday too!
Today I washed all our camping cups and plates. We have a set of eight plates, bowls, thermal cups and plastic beakers. In addition to the standard enamel plates, I have four deeper dishes that are handy on occasion. I've also used them at home for making pies and deep-pan pizzas!
While I was focussed on washing-up, I gathered our camping wash-tub, dish-drainer and assorted necessities. (The tub needed a serious scrub as it had been used to carry potting mix and wood-ash in recent times). There's still plenty more packing to do but I've made start - and that's a good thing!