Wednesday, 18 April 2012

Camping - New favourites

This week was supposed to be super busy with packing. We were scheduled to go on holiday to Gnaraloo for a whole week. We'd booked this holiday a long time ago but unfortunately we cancelled yesterday. 

It was a hard to decision to make as we really really wanted to go. Mr Latte has just gotten so busy we couldn't possibly leave the business for a week. We've never been this busy before so we never expected there was even a chance we would have to cancel our well deserved and longed for family holiday. One of the things we were looking forward to the most was going away on holiday with just the four of us. I'm bummed! I'm also bummed that we're now out of pocket $500!! I was hoping that since we did let them know rather than just not turning up that they would offer us some kind of return but no :( 

That's life I suppose but I did want to share with you a couple of our recent favourite buys for camping. 
The first is truly my favourite. We bought our girls two Fisher Price Tough lanterns from Big W for $14.95 each. Molly got hers for Christmas and Jasmin for her first birthday. Molly finds hers so light and easy to carry around. Jas just loves playing with it. The light comes in handy for distracting her when she is overtired. I love that the light goes off after a set time if someone leaves it on (or if Molly turns it on in the night). I also find that because they are a lantern and not a torch she doesn't go around shining lights in people's faces like she used to with our old torch.

We often 'borrow' them too as great night lights when checking on the kids, those middle of the night feeds thanks to teething and early morning toilet trips.

The second favourite was a new Companion solar shower. 

This little beauty from is so much better than the original solar shower we have. The Velcro strap at the top means it's easier to attach to everything and anything including the roof rack of the car. There is also pocket on the front to hold your soap or body wash and the shower head has a nice flow and is easy to use.

Note - This is not a sponsored post and I didn't receive any free products.


  1. oh, that lantern looks awesome! It drives us batty when the little boy shines torches in our eyes!

  2. Lol my toddler had a torch in our camper this morning!! Bright light! Bright light! Shame you missed out on your trip Kaz!! We are in our second week at coral bay and it's been fantastic!! Thanks for sharing those tips, will keep an eye out for those lights!

    1. So jealous Danya! Happy to hear you're loving it. Coral Bay is on our list of maybe destinations later in the year.

  3. Oh I know how the disappointment feels. Last year we were supposed to go on a camping trip all the way to Broome. Hubby decided (and reluctantly me) that we should go this year because he was so busy....but still busy this year!

  4. Ohhh Kaz, I am so sorry. I feel for you. Its an awful feeling to be disappointed, especially when you have looked forward to something!!
    If you ever head north, please let me know, would love to see you in our traps!
    Or maybe Gero is a good alternative for a quick weekend getaway? ;)

    1. I like the sound of that Liz. We will certainly end up heading north eventually and I'll let you know. I'm imagining our kids together ... after what I just caught my girls doing with toilet paper yesterday we may have to lock up all the toilet paper within a 1km radius! Lol!


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