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Festival camping tips for families who love their home comforts

Festival camping tips for families who love their home comforts

The sun is shining and the birds are singing. Briefly. Then before you know it, the heavens have opened again and the once luscious grass has turned into a swamp around your feet. Yes, that’s right, it’s festival season once…

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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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It’s not the bloody tent that needs protecting…

As regular readers of ‘The Wife’s’ blog will know we’re not normally (make that never) blessed with dry weather during our camping trips. Rain had been the order of the day when we visited  Wales earlier in the year. Just…

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The real camping essentials

I recently picked up a leaflet at Go Outdoors with their 10 bits of essential camping kit. I’ve written before about our dilemma over deciding what was needed for camping and what we just want to have. We’ve been camping…

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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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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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The return of the Michelin man

I think it’s already on record that I like shopping. I’m not sure when it became a leisure activity – I don’t remember my mum brightly announcing “We don’t need anything, but let’s go shopping!” when I was growing up…

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The trailer trauma

It was the strangest thing. Husband emerged from the bathroom, Camping Magazine in hand, and asked whether we should go to the Caravan and Camping Show. I nearly fell over! He then proceeded to name a few bits of clothing…

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