The Tent, the Bucket and Me

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The Tent, the Bucket and Me

The Tent, the Bucket and Me

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Absolutelyterrible,nevercapitulatedonatestsohardinmylife.Spentwaytoolongplanningallofmyanswers,4wasrushedandundetailed.5wasrushedandundetailed.2wasunanswered😐🔫 This book reminded me of family holidays where everything that could go wrong did. They are terrible at the time but funny when you are safely home. It is not often I feel that I am so in tune with an author. However on this occasion her descriptions of travelling to Wales ring loud alarm bells in my head, for I too am a girl from the valleys born behind the gasworks, well no not literally, but in my grandmother’s house in Caerphilly, complete with outside carsy and coal bunker the size of a small shed. I feel I’m almost part of Emma’s film set or rather that she was part of mine, really quite scary on so many levels.

I’m not sure who suggested we read this book for our book group meeting but I shall be eternally grateful and I’m very glad they suggested it! Because I can’t recall crying this hard in a long time and I believe that laughing until you cry can be a cathartic experience. Of course the downside of crying whilst reading is that is that one’s eyes fill with tears and blur one’s vision. Like Emma Kennedy I suffered the indignities of camping all my young life and teenage years, oh the ignominy of it. She has successfully helped me to access and remember many incidents mostly hilarious, and some rather painfully embarrassing moments that I may choose to share in later blog posts. Rain!'hesaid,wipingthewetfromhiseyebrow.'Let'sgetthetableandchairsinsidebeforeitreallycomesdown.Emma,yougetthecupsandplates.Andbecareful,Brenda.Don'tupendthetomatoes.Allthetunawillfallout.' Ican'trememberthelasttimeIsawrain,'answiseredmymother,lookingupandlettingherbookfallclosed.'Mustbewelloveramonth.It'llbenice.Cleartheair.'I spent the majority of this book laughing, but there was also some cringing, and even a little retching.

Stormcloudsgatheringoverthere,'saidDad,lookinguptothewest.'That'llexplainthedropintemperature.Still.I'llgetthetentup.' anywayimmostlyjusthappythatineverhavetodoanenglishexamagain,whichhasprobsskewedmyperceptionofhowwelltheexamwent,butohwell Most grown-ups are never happier than when they have someone to look down on, and the Cooper Island Farsiders couldn't have been more delighted that they had the Cooper Lowsiders to despise. As long as the Farsiders had their immediate neighbors to oppress, they were saved the exacting inconvenience of recognizing their own shortcomings.” This is an hilarious book written by Emma Kennedy about her and her parents calamitous camping holidays in the UK and France.Enough material for a pretty good twenty minute standup slot, padded out to a quite ludicrous length - I'd managed to procure myself an ex-library Large Print edition which managed to stretch the ordeal out to almost 500pp of agony. It'sbecausewe'resoclosetothelake.Andbecauseit'sbeensohot,'explainedmymother,returningtoherbook.'Still,ifitrains,thenthey'llclearaway.Solet'shopeitdoes.Oh,Emma!Whydon'tyougetoutthecards?They'reintheactivitybox.Wecanhaveagameaftersupper. can’treallyrememberbutIput“Areyoulivingthroughyourscreens?”andtalkedabouthowfalseadvertisementscanleadtospendingmoreonfarawayholidays.Foragainstiputthatsomearelivingthroughtheirscreensbyjustwatchingtheseplacesonatravelshowwhenyoucangooutandseethemforlifeexperience

iwasrunningoutoftimebecauseispenttoolongonq3and2iwaswritingsofastbutmanagedtofinishq4thankfully.ididn'tevengettimetoreaditbuthopingitwasgoodenoughitriedmybestatleastANDYAYNOMOREENGLISHEVERAGAIN Andmovetothemhewill,thenextseason,ifnotthis.Forhewhohasonceexperiencedthefascinationofthewoods-lifeneverescapesitsenticement:inthememorynothingremainsbutitscharm. The tone of this story is brilliant and I can promise very accurate. I HATE, LOATHE and DETEST Camping.For Emma Kennedy, and her mum and dad, disaster always came along for the ride no matter where they went. Whether it was being swept away by a force 10 gale on the Welsh coast or suffering copious amounts of food poisoning on a brave trip to the south of France, family holidays always left them battered and bruised. But they never gave up. As an actress Emma has appeared in many award-winning comedies including Goodness Gracious Me, People Like Us and Miranda. Emma won Celebrity Masterchef in 2012 and is a Guinness World Record holder. Duringthisvitalexamperiod,ithasbecomeincreasinglyessentialthatwesleepenough.Sleepingfor6hoursadayratherthantherecommended10,canreduceexamperformanceby20%.Anotherstatisticalsoshowsthat50%of13-16yearoldssleepforunder5hoursaday-thatmeanshalfofourstudentpopulationarewillinglysacrificingtheirpossibilityofa9filledreportcard.Whyarewecommittingselfsabotageandrelegatingourgradeswhenwecouldbecouldeasilybepursuingourbestexamsyet. Whenourtramperscome,lateintheafternoon,tothebankofalovelylakewheretheypurposetoentertheprimitivelife,everythingiswaitingfortheminvirginexpectation.Thereisalittlepromontoryjuttingintothelake,andslopingdowntoasandybeach,onwhichthewatersidlylapse,andshoalsofred-finsandshinerscometogreetthestranger;theforestisuntouchedbytheaxe;thetendergreensweepsthewater'sedge;ranksofslenderfirsaremarshaledbytheshore;clumpsofwhite-birchstemsshineinsatinpurityamongtheevergreens;thebolesofgiantspruces,maples,andoaks,liftinghightheircrownsoffoliage,stretchawayinendlessgalleriesandarcades;throughtheshiftingleavesthesunshinefallsuponthebrownearth;overheadarefragmentsofbluesky;undertheboughsandinchanceopeningsappearthebluerlakeandtheoutlineofthegraciousmountains.Thediscoverersofthisparadise,whichtheyhaveenteredtodestroy,notethebabblingofthebrookthatflowscloseathand;theyhearthesplashoftheleapingfish;theylistentothesweet,metallicsongoftheeveningthrush,andthechatteroftheredsquirrel,whoangrilychallengestheirrighttobethere.Butthemomentofsentimentpasses.Thispartyhascomeheretoeatandtosleep,andnottoencourageNatureinherpoeticattitudinizing.



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