Surprise, surprise!

by | Personalised Nation

It was like we knew the second lockdown was coming, like we have a sixth sense.

Last weekend we snuck away for a cheeky weekend glamping.

Little did we know it would be last opportunity we got for a while.

The weather wasn’t great but who cares.

Not us!

We packed the Venga bus full of games and off we went.

But I did make a fatal, school girl error.

Now as you know, we don’t tell our kids about plans until the last minute.

It’s rule no.1 out the parenting handbook, isn’t it?

So after some strategic whispering and careful planning, we had a plan.

I made sure the kids were occupied whilst I packed the bus.

And I was almost done, almost complete when….

Busted, red handed.

Ruby caught me loading the last bag in.

And yes, it was at that point I had to come clean.

The older they get, the more akin to our sneaking around the kids are getting.

I’m not looking forward to Christmas I tell you.

It’s going to be a nightmare.

But yes, busted, red handed.

So me and Mat fessed up over tea.

And the following morning off we went.

It was amazing.

If you’ve never been glamping, I highly recommend it.

It’s slightly more homely than camping, with a few more mod cons.

We had a lovely log fire which kept us all warm and snug in the safari tent.

There’s something lovely about being out in the cold and then coming in and sitting by a log fire.

Not that I did much playing in the cold, that was more Mat, but it looked cold from the nice warm tent on the nice warm sofa playing board games 🙂

We also had a little visitor for the weekend.

A lovely farm cat called Simba, who literally spent the whole weekend in our tent, eating our food, lying by our fire and sleeping on our beds.

Not that we minded though.

Cats are on the agenda to add to the family tribe, just not yet, I need a new house first.

But all that sneaking around got me thinking.

Was it really worth it?

The amount of time I spent sneaking around, moving stuff twice, packing at ungodly hours – of course it was.

It’s quite easy to get caught up in all the hustle and bustle of life and waste time though.

Being organised is key.

Time is money.

One of things we do at Personalised Nation is save you time.

By being the one-stop business for all your branding requirements.

One place, one bill, easy peasy!

Right, I’m off to get my scruffs on.

Don’t ask me why but me and Mat have decided to decorate the kids bedrooms this side of Christmas.

I’m sure Mat will tell you all about it next week.

He looooves painting, NOT!


About Us

Our awesome team handle the full gambit of brand design and promotion.

We produce ALLURING graphics, websites that WOW, EPIC print products and SUPERIOR signage and are equipped to tackle any scale of project.

And because we cover the whole caboodle, we safeguard your brand like no other, ensuring a CONSISTENT approach and PREMIUM finish every time.

Recommended posts

What A Year For Personalised Nation

What A Year For Personalised Nation

It hardly seems like five minutes ago that we bounded into 2022 – and now here we are at the end of the year, and just another week left at the coalface before our Christmas shutdown. And what a year it’s been! We’ve stuck to our mantra and made countless blank spaces...

Let’s Get Match-Fit For 2023

Let’s Get Match-Fit For 2023

As World Cup fever begins to take hold, back at PNHQ we’re busy beavering away making sure customers’ needs are met with outstanding service and a smile. It’s good to see orders coming in for January too. Companies already forward-planning for the start of a new year...

What Does ‘Local’ Mean?

What Does ‘Local’ Mean?

Buy local. Support local. Two phrases that we hear day in, day out. But what exactly does ‘local’ mean? In a relatively small country (you can fit the UK into Australia 32 times, and into the state of Texas 2.8 times), the word local may seem overly provincial to some...

The Workspace Revolution

The Workspace Revolution

Maybe it’s the Google effect or the aftermath of the pandemic, but whatever the cause, the result is a definite change in workplace interior design. With more staff wanting to split their time between working from home and working in the office, the hybrid model is...