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Found – the answer to fast-growing kids

The only wish I have for my children, Mimi especially, is that she is able to shop in the normal section of clothes shops rather than the petite one. Okay, maybe it’s not the only wish, but being short on…

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Packing – it’s like removing a plaster

We are currently savouring a quiet half hour before dashing to pick up The Tinies from school and heading off on our first camping trip of the season. The packing is done – we think. And therein lies the rub.…

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And yet more shopping for #camping gear

Anyone who thinks they have everything they need to go camping is wrong. That’s what I’ve discovered. Going camping is a never-ending hole into which you can pile money as fast as you earn it. Having written here about all…

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A place for everything when camping?

Husband will tell you that I’m not naturally tidy. In fact, he’ll probably tell you that I’m not in any way tidy, natural or otherwise. My mum would vouch for that too. I’m from the school of organised chaos, as…

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Onsies – perfect #camping clobber or toilet trauma?

I don’t think it’s unfair to say that onsies are the ultimate Marmite fashion item. And our family aren’t the biggest fans. But lately I’ve been considering whether a onsie would be useful for camping. Think about it. I’ve written…

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Sneaky Snacky Squirrel is sweet

“I think our children are ill,” declared Husband as he arrived in our bedroom this morning. I’d been trying to come round while he went downstairs to check on The Tinies, who had toddled off at 7am to watch some…

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The perfect camping bathroom

What does your perfect bathroom look like? The best one I’ve ever been in was on our honeymoon in the Maldives. It had twin sinks, a loo, a beautiful towel ladder, a full length mirror and an outdoor walk-in shower.…

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Humbled – but competitive: the MADs 2013

I was blown away by a text from a friend last week. It told me I’d been shortlisted in the MAD blogging awards. At the time, I didn’t realise the significance and presumed that the travel category wouldn’t have been…

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How to buy a trailer

You will need: 1 husband (or similar) Many spare hours A towbar A bigger budget than you expect To stick to your guns Patience Method Set budget – pluck a figure out of the air, no research needed Hand over…

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No sh1t! A toilet alternative for camping

I thought she was joking. I was having an email conversation with a friend, fellow writer and more experienced camper, and she asked if I’d seen the Shit Box.(No, really, it is called that.) Of course, I already had a…

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