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Packing for camping

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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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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Car trouble

I don’t want to appear ungrateful, I really don’t, but I think we might have a problem. Husband is lucky enough to have a lease car, which means we get the use of a new car every four years which…

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Parkinson’s law?

I think it’s Parkinson’s Law which dictates that work expands to fill the time available, and I’ve certainly proved that’s true with packing for camping. This morning I’m meant to be working – I run my own business from home.…

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When free isn’t really

I wrote about my lovely brother-in-law giving us his old roof box and we’re still really grateful. In particular I’m relishing the opportunity to pack more than just one pair of trousers and three pairs of underwear when we go away…

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When will it stop?!

I honestly thought we were done – buying camping gear that is. Don’t get me wrong, I love a bit of shopping, but browsing outdoor shops doesn’t have quite the same appeal as looking for clothes, shoes or, best of…

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We’ve won the battle, but not the war

What is it with sleeping bags? I get that you want them to be the smallest they can be for purposes of packing. We’ve been there and done that on the how-to-use-every-single-crevice of the car when packing up camping stuff.…

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