the weekend that was

iPhone 4s + VSCO Cam™ – Visual Supply Company app

+ an early start to the weekend, being collected thursday morning to go camping near ross-on-wye with nic, jeanine and joe + cooking outdoors on an open fire, on a hearth made from river rocks + macgyver-style fixing of the gazebo after it had blown over in the wind (twice) + rain + sunshine + rain again + swimming in the river + a country walk + some fab pub lunches + making campfire damper (recipe below) and cooking it over the fire + skinny dipping in the river on my birthday + piglets + a visit to the owners of the land we were camping on (relatives of joe’s) – sharing wine & swapping stories + sitting on the lee side of a tree whilst the others napped, everything soggy from the rain, a damp paperback, happier than i have *ever* been in the city + four days of excellent company, storytelling and relaxing.

[weekending with amanda] – how was yours?


campfire damper recipe

(makes 8 damper)


  • 3 teacups self-raising flour
  • 4 generous knobs of butter
  • 2-3 cups full fat organic milk
  • good pinch of salt


  1. rub butter into flour until well mixed in. add salt, then milk until a soft dough forms.
  2. find a good, long stick and whittle off the bark
  3. grab a bit of dough about the size of a large lime
  4. roll into a snake and wrap around your stick
  5. cook over campfire until the dough has puffed up and the damper slides easily off your stick
  6. stuff with butter and jam/honey/vegemite
  7. enjoy!


3 thoughts on “the weekend that was

  1. i’m so happy you had a good birthday weekend love. this was, by far, one of my very favourite weekends of the summer (nay, YEAR). LOVE YOU xoxo

  2. what a great way to spend your birthday! and happy, happy belated birthday, leonie!

    skinny dipping – what a hoot!

    1. thanks for the birthday wishes Amanda

      …skinny dipping made even funnier by us realising that there was someone across the river doing some tree trimming. we just carried on :)

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