Firstly, CONGRATULATIONS to
Secondly, how wonderful that some of our blogging friends were able to meet up and have a lovely day together. Even though most of them hadn't met before (in person), it sounds like they all had a great time. It has been fun to read about it (although it has made me very jealous, as I would love to meet everyone too).
Lastly, yes we survived our first tenting experience. We had a lovely time. The weather was kind to us and all went well. We walked a lot, we ate quite healthily, drank lots of wine and generally had a relaxing time. I didn't realise how hot it gets in a tent during the day and the batteries in the new portable CD player melted on the first day! It is still OK though and my MP3 player is wonderful (Sanyo). Used it while on the crosstrainer this morning and had no trouble with it.