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Wise ways to stay warm when camping

As the weather takes a turn and we head into Autumn many campers will be packing up for the winter. For the (fool)hardy among you who still want to sleep under canvas it might be tempting to look for easy…

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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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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 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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Much excitement – coat found?

You know when you’re so excited and all you want to do is tell someone? Well, I’ve just spent a frustrating 45 minutes in the car driving home from a meeting while being desperate to tell Husband that I think…

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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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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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The one where I link camping and Fifty Shades of Grey

A phone call on Friday morning affirmed our decision to call off the camping trip we had planned with my parents. It was the steward from the site calling to let me know that the field was under six inches…

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