We all have our own idea of what makes the perfect picnic and, with National Picnic Week fast approaching (and the rain bucketing down outside), what better time for a touch of daydreamy picnic planning?
First off, you want to find the location that’s going to really do it for you – maybe that’s your local park, a country field by a babbling brook or your own back garden. Then you need to get down to inviting a bunch of your favourite people – well, that’s not hard to do! And what about the food? You might go all-out for a fancy spread, or rock up with a humble sandwich and a flask of coffee.
Then what? What will you all be doing when you’re not eating?
Chatting? – yes.
Dozing? – probably.
Doodling? – you bet!
Throw down an eatsleepdoodle tablecloth over your picnic blanket and dot around a couple of handfuls of doodle wash-out pens and you’ll bring a whole new element to your picnic, letting folks enjoy the relaxation and gentle creativity that a bit of sunny doodling brings. With the whole world going crazy for colouring right now, your doodle picnic is going to be the hit of the summer!
Plus it’s a brilliant way of keeping the kids occupied while the grown-ups are chatting (or maybe vice versa…?). And a spot of doodling on the tablecloth gives us all a slight thrill of the forbidden but without the consequences - use the wash-out pens and your doodles will literally disappear in the wash. Being bad never felt so good!
So come on balmy summer days – we’re doodlin' ready for you.
(NOTE: also works for barbecues and garden parties!)
National Picnic Week runs from Saturday 13 to Sunday 21 June 2015. Find out more here: www.nationalpicnicweek.co.uk