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New year’s resolutions, camping style

I debated whether it was too predictable to write a blog about New Year’s Resolutions but thought “sod it”, so here goes. In 2014 I want to continue camping. That’s the very basic one. Husband is currently revolting (I’ll set…

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Christmas camping wish list #2 – good books

There’s nothing like a good book, is there? Growing up I was a total bookworm. Mum says I used to read several books at the same time, picking and choosing which one I fancied each evening as I read a…

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A camping Christmas list – wish #1

I’ve resisted wilfully for weeks now. I’ve blocked it from my mind and banned all mention of it. But the time has come. We need to talk about it. It’s important. Something which takes thought, care and planning. Pick any…

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900ml – an alternative to the camping bucket

This blog is a guest post written by Chris Russell who took is young son camping and had an alternative idea about what to do when needing the facilities in the night. You’ll see it was a close call…  …

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Wet or dry, it’s a very useful bag

My packing is usually full of carrier bags. I know that sounds a bit odd, but they’re useful, you know? Dirty clothes. Shoes. Stuff you don’t want to leak. Wet umbrellas, wet swimming costumes, carrier bags serve a purpose. But…

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Camping chic?

Is it possible to still look stylish while camping? What exactly is camping chic? If it exists I haven’t found it yet. I always arrive at a camp site with the feeling I look like I’ve covered myself in superglue,…

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Plan B – making and changing #camping plans

It was to be a glorious fanfare to the fun-filled six weeks holidays. A sun-drenched trio of memory-making days at the perfect campsite, surrounded by forest. The Tinies would run around with wild abandon and Husband and I would relax…

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What’s the recipe for the perfect camping meal?

What exactly is the perfect camping meal? We default to BBQs (in the mainly vain hope we’ll not get soaked while cooking) and normally have a one-pot of some description already prepared for the first night, but I’m wondering what…

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Last-gasp camping

The summer holidays are nearly at an end, but way back in spring I booked us a last-gasp weekend camping to finish them off in style. I’ve always wanted to stay at a Camping In The Forest site (it’s a…

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A good day out at Yorkshire Sculpture Park

If you’re camping in Yorkshire and looking for a inexpensive day out, the Yorkshire Sculpture Park is a good option, so I thought I’d write a blog about our recent trip there. Nestled between Wakefield and Barnsley, the YSP is…

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