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5 reasons being in hospital is like camping

The bank holiday weekend was meant to be our first trip of the season. We’d done our prep (we’re getting good at that!) The trailer tent was on the drive, the pods checked, the boxes inspected and a bag of…

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Tips on camping with kids for the first time

Tips on camping with kids for the first time

I got a text from my step-sister yesterday. Her friend is going camping with her two kids for the first time and she wanted some tips. She’d passed on the link to my blog (thanks sis) but wanted to know what…

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Cutting your losses?

Cutting your losses?

Saturday was not easy. A 5.45am alarm saw us on the move by 6.30am in an attempt to get to Cornwall at a decent time. It’s 330 miles from Yorkshire to our final destination near Padstow. Armed with a picnic…

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Snuggly, sleepy, SLPY review

I am a Northern lass through and through, but am not the hardiest of types. I’m what’s known in Yorkshire as nesh – that’s to say, I’m not good with the cold; soft, if you prefer. As a teenager going…

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Camping & outdoor apps I wish they’d make

Camping & outdoor apps I wish they’d make

“There’s an app for that!” or so we say these days, but is there really an app for everything? Here are a few handy camping apps I’ve come across and some suggestions for others I wish they’d make. I love…

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Betrayal

Betrayal

I have a confession. Lately my head has been turned. I’m not proud about it, but I have definitely strayed. There was nothing seriously wrong with the status quo, but, well, you know, after a while you are tempted to…

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A medieval family fun day at Bolton Castle

A medieval family fun day at Bolton Castle

Just before the summer holidays I went a bit mad on Amazon Local and bought a few vouchers for family days out. The one I was most excited about was a family pass to the building and gardens of Bolton…

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What’s the difference between 6 and 2? Camping in Herefordshire

What’s the difference between 6 and 2? Camping in Herefordshire

What’s the difference between 2 and 6? If you ask Husband he’ll tell you it’s an hour, as that’s the amount of extra time it took us to get to our destination when I put the postcode into the sat…

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Camping ditty

We’re going camping, we’re going to take a trip, Going to put the tent up, hope it doesn’t drip. Hoping for some sunshine, instead of lots of rain, If it’s going to chuck it down we might not go again.…

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Mission aborted

Mission aborted

Wimped out. Gave in. Didn’t dare. However you describe it, what we did was stay at home instead of going camping this weekend. After considering booking something at the last minute we decided to try to win the weather gamble…

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