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Tips on camping with kids for the first time

Tips on camping with kids for the first time

I got a text from my step-sister yesterday. Her friend is going camping with her two kids for the first time and she wanted some tips. She’d passed on the link to my blog (thanks sis) but wanted to know what…

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Cutting your losses?

Cutting your losses?

Saturday was not easy. A 5.45am alarm saw us on the move by 6.30am in an attempt to get to Cornwall at a decent time. It’s 330 miles from Yorkshire to our final destination near Padstow. Armed with a picnic…

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A medieval family fun day at Bolton Castle

A medieval family fun day at Bolton Castle

Just before the summer holidays I went a bit mad on Amazon Local and bought a few vouchers for family days out. The one I was most excited about was a family pass to the building and gardens of Bolton…

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Mission aborted

Mission aborted

Wimped out. Gave in. Didn’t dare. However you describe it, what we did was stay at home instead of going camping this weekend. After considering booking something at the last minute we decided to try to win the weather gamble…

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Legoland Windsor hotel – put it on your bucket list

In the beginning was a dragon, which loomed over us and snorted smoke from his nostrils. He was as big as a house. No, bigger! And he sat in his own tower, keeping watch. No, I’m not delusional. That really…

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A mad day out at Legoland Windsor

We were lucky enough to be invited to Legoland Windsor because, thanks to you, lovely readers, this blog is a finalist in the MAD Blog Awards 2013. We’re in the travel category along with five other fantastic and varied travel…

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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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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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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…

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Sleeping beauties?

I’m not a great sleeper, never have been. I’m easily disturbed by light of any description. So much so that when away on business I travelled with Post-Its in my bag so I could stick them over the annoying illuminated…

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