I never realised how the term “Scrap Camp” might sound to those that don’t scrap. I learnt that people give you funny looks and wonder if you are part of some sort of fight club. I quickly dispelled those misgivings!
I had a fabulous time at the Pohangina scrap camp. It was great to catch up with familiar faces from the last camp I went to back in May last year. Plus there were some new faces and friends to be made. Scrap Camp is always a hive of activity as people spend their time working on some new pages. I was again amazed at by many – the talent that you get to mix and mingle with is mind blowing. I was quite pleased with the pages I got completed. After quite a stressful lead-in and organising everyone at this end, I ended up with exactly an hour and a half to pack my scrap stuff, by clothes and my bedding. Needless to say, I pretty much just threw in every thing I had to some very big containers and headed on out.
I got to drive up this time in daylight hours – a benefit of being able to arrive in the afternoon. I got there just in time for dinner – and that is one of the huge benefits of this camp: great food cooked for you. Yum!!
Last year, I spent almost all the time scrapping – glued to my chair and working. This year, I spent just as much time chatting and socialising as I did scrapping. Now, that probably comes as a surprise to some that know me!! 😛 But I also went for a walk with Kris and Lou – the surroundings are so gorgeous it would have been a shame not to get out and about for some fresh air.
While I was gone, the Mr’s got to have some fun with Hubby. Mr 6 in particular got a special treat as I bought tickets to the test match before I left. He, Cousin J and Hubby all went to the game: the first time for both Mr 6 and J. Thankfully I had gotten covered seats and everyone was bundled up so the weather wasn’t too much of an issue. I was watching it on the big screen while I was at camp and hoping they weren’t too miserable. Far from it, it seems!
Oh! and even earlier in the day, Mr 6 was awarded the “Best and Fairest Player” trophy! He was super pleased with that! When I called home just after lunch, the boys had just arrived home – Hubby was told to make sure the photos were taken!!
And today, I am unpacking, washing, tidying and re-packing. Me and the Mr’s are going on a roadtrip to Rotorua with the visiting Aunty and Cousin. Should be fun! J wants to do all sorts of adventure stuff, so I am hoping that the weather is OK enough to let us get out and enjoy some of the activities on offer.
In the meantime, here are a couple of camp shots. Hope everyone is warm and dry! 🙂