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Betrayal

Betrayal

I have a confession. Lately my head has been turned. I’m not proud about it, but I have definitely strayed. There was nothing seriously wrong with the status quo, but, well, you know, after a while you are tempted to…

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What’s the difference between 6 and 2? Camping in Herefordshire

What’s the difference between 6 and 2? Camping in Herefordshire

What’s the difference between 2 and 6? If you ask Husband he’ll tell you it’s an hour, as that’s the amount of extra time it took us to get to our destination when I put the postcode into the sat…

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11th hour camping

I admit it, I’m a planner. Most of my life is organised, much of it many weeks, if not months, in advance. I can’t function without my Filofax (I’ve tried moving to an online calendar, but it’s just not working…

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Wish list for facilities at a virgin campsite – what would you include?

I am beyond excited that friends of ours are hoping to open their own campsite. It will actually be one with yurts, rather than our kind of tent, but it’s a virgin site (okay, it’s a field with a building…

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Zipping it – why so noisy?

I expect a lot of people go camping because of the peace and tranquility. Quiet is good, at least in the late evenings and small hours when people are trying to sleep and you can hear a gnat fart. As…

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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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Plas Farm Caravan Park – a review

Don’t be put off by the name of this site – Plas Farm Caravan Park – there is more than enough provision for those of us who choose to be under canvas rather than in tin. Arriving at the site…

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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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Waving the white flag

In the immortal words of bouffant haired rock gods Rainbow ‘I surrender’. I had hoped that this camping malarkey was just an itch which needed scratching but it’s now going to need serious surgery to be removed from our lives…

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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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