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National Picnic Week: 15-24 June

Hi everyone! sun sun sun 

 

You might know from our poll topic the other day that my favourite summer meal takes place at a picnic in a park. smile Did you know that today starts the National Picnic Week across the UK, 15-24 June?

 

To celebrate the National Picnic Week, I'd like to ask you all for some ideas for your perfect picnic! 

 

  • What would be the ideal picnic location?
  • What food(s) would you pack for your picnic? What drinks?
  • How many people would be coming with you?
  • Would you have any activities/games during the picnic, or is it just about the food?

 

Looking forward to reading about your perfect picnic and perhaps getting some ideas for mine too. Happy Dance

 

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(image from the picnic week website, here)

 

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Re: National Picnic Week: 15-24 June

Hi @Marjo. I can't help with this at all.

My husband would rather stick pins in his eyes than go on a picnic.

He has a complete aversion to people 'staring' at him whilst he eats.

We have in the past driven down to France and Spain and there are some lovely picnic sites en-route

The boys and I ate our picnic via these lovely sites. My husband sat in the car to eat his...LOL

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Re: National Picnic Week: 15-24 June

Not really a fan of picnics. Sitting in the grass with the ants and bugs.....Yech 😟

Give me a table indoors, either a restaurant or at home. And @Cleoriff you should point out to Ray that people stare in a restaurant too. People are just naturally curious,(nosey!)

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Re: National Picnic Week: 15-24 June

My best picnic was so surreal, sat on a beach in Bang Saen with my son and two young ladies on Christmas Day, temperature of 35°C. Usually I don't do picnics but Chicken, fish, rice and some unspeakable fried scorpions made that a Christmas to remember. My wife doesn't do beaches so it's unlikely to be something I'd ever repeat. ...although what the eye doesn't see.....

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Picnics can be sooooo nice if they're well organised sunflower

I'd have mainly bread, cheese, and little antipasti-style things - olives, plum tomatoes, lemony artichoke hearts. Maybe some nice hummus and tapenade as well. I'd probably want to have it somewhere quiet, by a riverside or in a park with loads of shade from big trees smiling Bring along some music, and a couple of board games - perfect with my boyrfriend, or/and a handful of friends!

 

@Cleoriff What kind of picnics did you have with your boys in France and Spain? Would Ray also be against a picnic in your garden if the weather is really really nice? Nobody to stare at you eating there cool 

 

@Glory1 Not a bore at all, it takes all sorts rainbow

 

@jonsie That sounds like one hell of a picnic, very unusual menu as well LOL 

 

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Re: National Picnic Week: 15-24 June

Hi @EmilieT Nothing special packed for the picnic, as I was aware Mr 'Gottagetamoveon' would be impatiently waiting for us to get back in the car so he could put his foot down to continue the journey.

I have just asked him if he would picnic in the garden and he replied 'what the hell for?'

So I'm guessing that would be a No then....joy

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@Cleoriff wrote:

Hi @EmilieT Nothing special packed for the picnic, as I was aware Mr 'Gottagetamoveon' would be impatiently waiting for us to get back in the car so he could put his foot down to continue the journey.

I have just asked him if he would picnic in the garden and he replied 'what the hell for?'

So I'm guessing that would be a No then....joy


@Cleoriff LOL

 

I'm going to have a picnic in a garden at least if not in a park, hopefully soon! Will utilise bf's garden for that as, sadly, I don't have my own. A dream location would be a (private) roof-top garden with a view over some grassy hills and fields with flowers. heart eyes @Glory1 Err I hate bugs, I hadn't thought of that actually. But surely if you use a large blanket they wouldn't reach you? That's what I'm hoping!

 

@EmilieT Yessss all those foods, sounds great and now I'm hungry! I'd also have strawberries, blueberries and raspberries and some nice drinks too. Smiley Happy 

 

@jonsie OMG fried scorpions tirednauseated face did you eat them?

 

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Re: National Picnic Week: 15-24 June

Blanket on the grass by a river

cold roast chicken thighs + crusty rolls + Wensleydale cheese + grapes + quiche + crisps + Dairylea sandwiches for the kids + cake to finish with ... orange cordial & flasks of coffee

Paddling in the river

One memorable picnic had my dear dad Roy, bless him, make a raft out of 2 litre plastic bottles tied together with string ... kids & adults alike had fun with this 

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@Marjo wrote:

@Glory1 Err I hate bugs, I hadn't thought of that actually. But surely if you use a large blanket they wouldn't reach you? That's what I'm hoping!

 

Perhaps @Marjo but my fear is them crawling on the blanket. I'm sure they could. Anyway, not going to risk it wink

 


 

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@Marjo wrote:

 

@jonsie OMG fried scorpions tirednauseated face did you eat them?

 


I did...along with Thai whisky & coke. They actually taste a little like well done chicken wings but with less meat!..wink