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The joys of swimming

I know, I know. We’re a bit traitorous as we didn’t go camping for our main holiday this year. But still, for us a foreign holiday will always be something we aspire to as we enjoy them so much. We…

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Idiot’s guide to camping weather forecasting

“Weather’s nice today.” It’s a classic conversation-starter and plays to our national obsession with the weather. But to be honest, I’m a bit baffled about why people get so hung up on it. When we were getting married it was…

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Every journey starts with a single step… How holiday travel compares

I like camping, I really do, but last year I did miss our annual family holiday in the sun. For me and Husband there’s nothing like the relaxation a bit of guaranteed weather, a pool and a good book can…

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Camping on the wild side

I’ve been waiting to share this blog with you for a little over a year. No, really. The author, Louise, regaled me with tales of her Tanzanian camping experiences as a rival our adventures and promised me she’d write about…

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Plas Farm Caravan Park – a review

Don’t be put off by the name of this site – Plas Farm Caravan Park – there is more than enough provision for those of us who choose to be under canvas rather than in tin. Arriving at the site…

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The storm, the gales and the earthquake – half term camping in Wales

If I told you our latest camping trip involved 12 hours of driving rain, gales and an earthquake would you believe me? What if I told you that was just the first night? Regular readers will know we’ve not had…

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I can’t get this tune out of my head

It’s been rattling around in my head since I woke at 6am, this ditty my mother-in-law used to sing with the children. It’s to the tune of Frere Jacques (no idea if I spelled that correctly! You know, the one…

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The bare-faced truth about camping

“You mustn’t laugh,” – this was how it started. “Why?” came the small voice from the other side of the canvas. Then, giggles. “Because I have a serious case of bed head,” I said. More giggles. I dared to pull…

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Callow Top – a reluctant camper’s review

When I was persuaded 12 months ago that we were going to become a camping family I had pictures in my head of little fields and basic amenities. I was really quite pleased that this is definitely not Callow Top,…

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Suncream and thermals – what you need to camp in May

On Monday we returned from our first camping weekend of the year. We were tired, dirty, a little sun-burnt, but we’d had a pretty good time. So good, in fact, that Husband declared the weekend “acceptable”. I do hope you…

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