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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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Idiot’s guide to camping weather forecasting

“Weather’s nice today.” It’s a classic conversation-starter and plays to our national obsession with the weather. But to be honest, I’m a bit baffled about why people get so hung up on it. When we were getting married it was…

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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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Camping by numbers

We’re on the way back from camping in Filey – in the rain (no surprise there then). Husband described it as “better”, so definite progress on that front. By way of a short summary, here’s our latest break in numbers:…

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Deja vu

Oh dear. We’ve already recalculated the route due to festival and horse racing traffic and now the weather has heard we’re going camping and given us its usual greeting. Husband has asked whether he can turn the car around –…

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Rain stopped play

On our way home from our first break, damp and a bit squished (why does it look like we’ve more stuff, not less?). Things I’d forgotten about camping: – the slightest incline makes sleeping bags slide – even light drizzle…

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Mummy, can you turn the light off?

I’ll write more when we’re back, but the headlines for our first night’s camping include: – Putting the tent up in the pouring rain – Several thunderstorms – Bug-hunting children – Toasted marshmallows – Wine & beer – Exhausted children…

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