Glamping? Only in the garden... and a book for sale.
I bought this book last year; I don't go camping, don't own a caravan (although would love one to play with on the path) and have no VW camper to outfit, but I do like the whole ..... vibe? Is vibe too 70's a word? It sounds better than millieu (pretentious) oeuvre (too Fine Arts at home) or look (too plain). Yes, I like the vibe. It's relaxed, happy and on the whole very family friendly.
The idea of making tea outside on a small stove take me back to the few camping trips I have done, when a warm cup of tea is all that stands between you and hypothermia on the day when you set off for a walk, to get rained on heavily (This Is Britain!!) and come back to a damp, smelly tent with moist socks to replace the sodden ones and a sleeping bag covered in mud after you caterpillar out of the walking clothes to grasshopper into the last set of almost dry clothes you have. And then it rains. Again. I like the vibe, love the mug.
I am clearing out my cupboards, getting my house clear, making space for the next good thing. I was reading about John D Freyer who sold stuff on ebay, and then went to visit the items as part of a Master's degree, and Ian Usher who sold his whole life on Ebay. I don't think I need to be as extreme as them, but I definitely want to clear space, mentally and physically. I need to list on ebay, sort out stuff and sell on what I no longer need or find pleasure from. I am seeking meaningful minimalism.