I’d like to share a little bit about me and why I started Life is a Picnic.
My name is Claire Jones. I’m originally from Cambridgeshire, but am now based in North East Scotland near Inverness.
I’ve been a HUGE fan of outdoor eating since I was a young child. I have so many fantastic family memories with my parents and two sisters, playing games and having fun as well as eating great home-made picnic food which my mum had prepared.
Family picnics really were one of the highlights of my childhood!
Since becoming a mum, I’ve found my passion for outdoor picnics again. It’s a great, inexpensive and fun way to spend valuable family time together. In my case this is with my husband Gary and our five year old daughter Emily.
I find that it’s too easy for family time to be neglected (especially considering my husband works long hours) but when we get the chance we love to go out exploring the places and spaces on our doorstep – and beyond.
We’re lucky enough to have family and friends from Southern England to the North of Scotland who we visit regularly. And who share our passion for getting outdoors!
When I first met Gary one of our first dates was a picnic at the Cambridge Botanical Gardens – he’d prepared a gorgeous spread. Red wine, bread and olives along with a tasty cheese board – it’s such a happy memory. Can you tell that I love my food too?!
But why I love outdoor eating is (more than anything) because it gives me the chance to go to such beautiful outdoor spaces across the UK. We’re partial to the odd road trip too, and breaking up the journey with picnics saves money and makes memories – it’s win win!
About My Site
My aim with this site is to pass on my enthusiasm to you, and to help you get the most out of your picnicking experiences, It can seem like an effort sometimes, especially with young kids, but the experiences and the memories are so worth it!
I’ll also be giving you some tips on how to cope when the good old British weather throws a spanner in the works with your picnic plans!
All the content you will find on this site has been planned and edited by me to ensure it meets the highest standards. I try to my get my hands on the majority of the products you will find in this blog so that I can give you a real-life review.
However, this is not always possible. But I also rely on extensive feedback from friends and relatives, and online feedback from other customers of these items.
I want this site to be a site you can trust with good, honest reviews!
Thanks for reading, and I hope you enjoy the site!