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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 better-value way of having a holiday in the sun and a compromise between Husband and I about where to go and what to do.

But the prices have been going up and up, so when we finally came to look at it in detail, it was going to be close to £2,500 for 11 nights, plus fuel to get us there and back. Oh, and all the food and drink for while we’re there.

So I had a quick look at package holidays, which this year had been totally unaffordable being in the order of £3k for self catering for a fortnight in the school hols.

Maybe it’s the economic climate, but the package holiday companies seem to have got back their sense of realism and all of a sudden we can have two weeks all inclusive at a 4* resort in July school hols for £3,500. That’s starting to seem like quite a good deal, even if it means Husband gets his way.

Still, if the consequences of me being wrong are two weeks in the sun with no cooking and without 24 hours of travelling to get there, I reckon I can take that on the chin.


5 thoughts on “Change of plan?

  1. Phil Daniels

    Surely, camping in a tent would have been much cheaper than the static van you had planned? After all, that’s what your blog is about…..

    1. allthegear Post author

      Indeed Phil, but I decided to compromise with Husband and have our own bathroom. We will still camp, of course, there are plans afoot for a trip to Wales in May for example, but a different “main” holiday looks more likely. I’m not a camping-or-nothing kind of girl, although I will try to confine the blog to camping/holiday-related posts.

      1. Phil Daniels

        I look forward to reading more about your camping adventures, but I hope you all have a great holiday in France!

  2. Rob Baker

    Are you basing that price of £2500 on the package camping deals like Eurocamp etc or have you priced it up booking directly with an independent campsite in france? I know people who stay on sites in mainland europe with motorhomes on full service pitches and it doesnt cost anywhere near that amount for a fortnight.

    1. allthegear Post author

      It’s for a Canvas holiday package – a static caravan plus ferry. Decided even I would like my own toilet if we were going for more than a week.

      Husband’s car is being changed and we aren’t sure we can fit a fortnight’s-worth of camping gear in the new one.

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