Another milestone today in that I reached the grand old age of 38! Celebrated with a family and friends with a meal at the Anchor Inn, at Lower Froyle. I’d definitely recommend a visit as the atmosphere, staff, beer and food all top notch! πŸ˜‰

Man Camp

Man Camp 2011

Man Camp 2011 proved to be just as messy and more extravagant than previous years, with the return to Hurst View campsite. We also were lucky enough to use Rob’s new purchase a large bell tent which certainly made camping much more fun and comfortable (or was the beer?). We re-visited the Gun Inn in Keyhaven as well as Chequers in Lymington to sample the local beer and cider. We also enjoyed fire’s in the evening, lots of bbq’d meat and some entertaining conversations from “back in the day”! The photo’s from the weekend can be viewed here.

A walk around Chawton and fun with the RAT

Walking around Chawton
Spend a great afternoon walking around Chawton using the walk from Village Walks in Hampshire with Pheebs, Craig, Nicki and Tony. Took lots of Photo’s using my camera with my new Sigma 18-250mm lens which you can view here. Prior to the walk we had a pub lunch at the Grey Friar Inn in the pub garden enjoying the sunshine. πŸ˜‰ After the walk we headed back to Craig’s to get ready for our second event of the day with an evening on the Real Ale Train which runs on the Watercress line. The evening was amusing with some interesting characters on the train but I think next time we’ll do it in style with an evening on the dinning carriage with a full course meal! πŸ˜‰

Camping with the boys

Surprisingly enough, I managed to escape the wife (only joking, she had college work to complete for her pending degree exam so would have been in the way!) for a weekend to go camping with the boys in the New Forest. Again, we opted forHurst View in the New Forest for further adventures in The Gun and The Chequers Inn. Lucky for us the weather was good, the beer was good and the company was good so it was a good weekend. I think next year we’re going to have another change of venue as we’ve been to this campsite quite a few times now (twice in one year now as the Stag Do was here as well). So until then…….