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Peak District camping by numbers

On the road home from our first camping trip of the year in brilliant sunshine (!). Here’s our break in numbers. Bags of charcoal burnt in lieu of campfire 3 Hours spent in traffic jams 3 Times I picked Mimi…

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Alternative Camping – a guest post about yurts

This post is brought to you by Suzanne of 3 children and it, who kindly offered to write about their recent Yurt camping trip. For the first 8 years of motherhood, I managed to escape camping holidays. Why swap your…

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Waving the white flag

In the immortal words of bouffant haired rock gods Rainbow ‘I surrender’. I had hoped that this camping malarkey was just an itch which needed scratching but it’s now going to need serious surgery to be removed from our lives…

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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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Snugly in my North Face coat – a review

I’ve wanted one for more years than I care to remember. Ever since I was the enabler helping a friend shop for a warm coat to commute to work in, I’ve lusted after my own knee-length, down-filled piece of snuggliness.…

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A new addition

Meet our latest addition – a pretty swan neck tow bar beautifully fitted by Indespension (Leeds). It took them all day as they had to document every step for the company handbook – apparently it’s the first Kia Ceed the…

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The Husband’s view – why I hate camping

OK, I accept that given the audience this won’t go down well but I hate camping. This might not come as a surprise to those of you who have been following The Wife’s blog but I thought I’d try and…

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The return of the Michelin man

I think it’s already on record that I like shopping. I’m not sure when it became a leisure activity – I don’t remember my mum brightly announcing “We don’t need anything, but let’s go shopping!” when I was growing up…

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The trailer trauma

It was the strangest thing. Husband emerged from the bathroom, Camping Magazine in hand, and asked whether we should go to the Caravan and Camping Show. I nearly fell over! He then proceeded to name a few bits of clothing…

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