Floaty hippy definitely not, though I think i'd like to be - then perhaps I'd have a chance at baking cakes as amazing as Polters ( though not suggesting she's a floaty hippy, though she may well have put something in the cake as I haven't had breakfast yet and the cake is all I can think of. I flatly refused to gave a taste to any of my kiddies.
Sounds like you all had a great time, shame there's none up north. I almost wish I had of been there just to show Lougles point that what you assume here isn't always true of RL. However you all would of put me to shame as you all cope so well. Food sounds good too, was there doggy bags?
devient this might sound a bit ridiculous but could you arrange a summer meet up somewhere you can park and have a picnic by the cars? I've done this at the very top of the parking field at Stonehenge, where we parked our cars in a way to give us a sort of enclosed space to have a family picnic, I had a tent shelter, stove, chairs and everything! all out of sight of the parking wardens! Then your ds can stay in the car next to you but you get to be social?