On this de­cid­edly unglam­orous hol­i­day, you get what you get and you don’t get up­set.

Mt Druitt - St Mary's Standard (East) - - NEWS -

We were tempted to just wait and see how long it took them to work out what that strange cir­cu­lar han­dle did. But dark­ness would be fall­ing in about five hours so we demon­strated to them what life was like be­fore power win­dows and cen­tral lock­ing. Oh, the hard­ship.

That lit­tle episode summed up a lot about this six-week fam­ily camp­ing trip we’re on — a les­son in re­moval of con­ve­nience from our cod­dled city lives.

Things don’t just hap­pen at the push of a but­ton. Some­times there’s no elec­tric­ity and the wa­ter doesn’t come from a tap. The loo might be a bush. If you don’t fin­ish your meal, you’ll go hun­gry un­til the next one.

On this de­cid­edly unglam­orous hol­i­day, you get what you get and you don’t get up­set. The kids may never agree to go any­where with

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