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Betrayal

Betrayal

I have a confession. Lately my head has been turned. I’m not proud about it, but I have definitely strayed. There was nothing seriously wrong with the status quo, but, well, you know, after a while you are tempted to…

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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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Solar-powered tent. Cheating or genius?

A friend brought this to my attention the other day. Now at first glance I thought it was a pretty cool concept. It’s a solar powered tent, although I note it’s not yet in production. Anyway, my first thought was…

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Ode to camping

Camping is our hobby, I’m really glad we went, But I really had to lobby, just to buy the tent. Three trips we tried to make last year, one was stopped by rain, I’m pleased we didn’t end up having…

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A review of our tent – Vango 800XL

We did a lot of research before buying our tent. We’d rather get the best we can for the money we’re prepared to spend and setting up with all of our camping equipment did feel like a big investment. Not…

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Drying out

I never really took into account all of the stuff we’d have to do after we got back from camping. Had the weather obliged us this would have been limited to chucking a few clothes in the washing machine and…

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Damping – the new camping

It’s fair to say that our first family camping trip was not a wholesale success. So much so that Husband has rated it 3/10, although I think that’s a bit harsh. The forecast told us to expect rain and perhaps…

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Failure to prepare is preparing to fail

So the day of reckoning is here. Tomorrow we will set off for our first ever family camping trip but in order for that to happen we need to get everything into the car. If it was up to me…

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Making it all add up

They say it’s the most important thing, and for us it was certainly a big factor, the location of our first-ever camping trip, that is. We needed far enough away to be away, but not so far that it feels like…

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