I love camping. However I am not talking the small tent, one burner and a torch variety. Oh no, I like to camp in comfort. I have comfy chairs, a lounger, gas fridge and a lovely big tent which becomes a home away from home.
At present though I have a yearning for a caravan, and the reason that this has come about is because of this book: My cool caravan : an inspirational guide to retro-style caravans by Jane Field-Lewis. Filled with the cutest and snuggest little caravans, it is enough to bring out the traveller in all of us.
However the cost of a caravan is prohibitive at the moment so I will be content with my trusty tent.
Discovering a new camping cookbook has helped ease the pain. The camper van cookbook: life on 4 wheels, cooking on 2 rings by Martin Dorey has some great cooking ideas for both inside and out, and a trusty old favourite Blue sky kitchen : creative cookery for Kiwi campers by Nicola Saker is always a good standby. Damper over the fire anyone?