So…I mentioned that I was going to go camping last weekend and it was great! We stayed at one of Britain’s smallest campsites, which is located near Cookham, a really pretty village, full of rose-clad, wattle and daub cottages that’s just the epitome of Englishness! The site is incredibly picturesque, surrounded by hills and fields on one side, a canal on the other and lots of trees to camp under. My cousin’s car was absolutely packed to the gunwales so we camped in style with a kettle, digital radio and even ice and lime in our G&T! We swam in the river, chatted around the campfire, toasted marshmallows and watched the impromptu fireworks that seemed to have been set off just for us!
- mention (verb)
To say something quickly, usually while you are talking about something else.
- rose-clad (adj.)
Covered in roses
- wattle and daub (phrase)
A way that houses were built in the past with wood and clay - just think of traditional black and white tudor houses.
- the epitome of (phrase)
The best example of something
- picturesque (adj.)
A place that is very pretty and attractive
- field (noun)
An area of land without trees that is used for animals or for growing food
- packed/full to the gunwales (phrase)
To be completely full, without any space. The word 'gunwales' is pronounced 'gunnels'.
- kettle (noun)
A container that is used for boiling water with electricity.
- G & T (noun)
Gin and Tonic
- campfire (noun)
A fire made when people are camping.
- toasted marshmallows (noun)
A tradition in which you put marshmallows (sweets) on a skewer and put them near the flames of a fire so they melt.
- impromptu (adj.)
Something that isn't planned or expected
- set off (phrasal verb)
To make something explode