Many firsts, first real camping trip and I loved it, even if my novice-ness was very apparent; as I completely forgot about taking a recepticle for water! Thank goodness I'd bought some small bottles of water to drink! My first Gathering too and it's sparked a keeness to attend many more next year. I loved that the Mercian is very much about honouring the Old Gods and learning and is not a piss up, which many pagan gatherings can be. Not that's there's anything wrong with that, but the Mercian was a perfect pagan camp for families; and oh, Sarah's friends did make us very welcome and soon became our friends too. We already agreed we'd meet up next year, perhaps in Glastonbury and then again at the Mercian, and I can't wait!
Neither can Rye, this morning he asked me if we could go camping again :-)
A wonderful weekend, filled with wonderful company and new experiences.