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Change of plan?

I hate being wrong. I really do. It doesn’t happen often mind you, but I might just have an example for you. I really wanted to go camping in France for our holiday next year. It seemed like a much…

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I win! Time to book a holiday in France

Mission complete. Or at least operation complete. Of those who know me well, I’m sure few doubted my ability to bring round Husband on the subject of next year’s holiday. I know he won’t mind me saying that the man…

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Operation Vacance

In my old job I worked with teams who specialised in undercover investigations. Sometimes it felt straight out of a James Patterson novels, with code names, hidden ear-pieces and microphones and cameras attached to trees in an attempt to capture…

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Guest blog: First family festival foray to Jocktoberfest

Elle is a long-time friend who recently relocated north of the border with her family. Here she writes about their recent trip to Jocktoberfest, a festival organised by Black Isle Brewing Co. Camping is something we have always done. We…

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Cars, camping and the consequences of crude oil

My childhood summer holidays were mainly spent with my mum and step-dad, G, in their caravan. But in the late 80s the family also got a bit braver and ventured to Europe on a number of Keycamp and Eurocamp holidays.…

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You can lead a horse to water…

I’m not sure how much children are meant to drink, but I’m pretty certain mine don’t drink enough. I’ve tried all sorts of tactics to get them to drink more, from all-out bribery to leaving bottles of their favourite tipple…

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Camping by numbers

We’re on the way back from camping in Filey – in the rain (no surprise there then). Husband described it as “better”, so definite progress on that front. By way of a short summary, here’s our latest break in numbers:…

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Deja vu

Oh dear. We’ve already recalculated the route due to festival and horse racing traffic and now the weather has heard we’re going camping and given us its usual greeting. Husband has asked whether he can turn the car around –…

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Third time lucky?

Much excitement here yesterday when we finally decided to take the plunge and book another camping trip. In our usual fashion there was plenty of internet research about campsites and rather too much cross-checking of weather reports to decide on…

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Parlais vous Anglais? Camping essentials in France

I grew up camping with my mum and step-dad. Well, mainly caravanning, but we did have some camping holidays too. When I was about 10 we went with my brother and two step-sisters to France on one of those holidays…

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