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In Hindsight…Our Camping Learning Curve

As novice campers, we realise we will be riding a camping learning curve for a little while. After our first camping trip, here is a list of what we wish we’d known beforehand… Where possible, avoid pitching tents under trees. As seen in The First Trip Part One… Tents with a View, we learnt this... Continue Reading →

Harriet, the Tent Tortoise.

Back in January of this year, I (Jellybean #2) became the proud mum of a two-year-old Hermann tortoise. I took on the commitment of keeping the armoured, four-legged creature alive, believing that Jellybean and Guy Rope #1 would be able to provide free tortoise-care during my future holidays. How wrong was I… less than a... Continue Reading →

Take one… Take two…

ALL OF OUR CAMPING STUFF HAS ARRIVED!!! Hurrah! Following on from our previous blog, we were right…the doorbell was used like it has never been used before. Some delivery drivers even had to ring the doorbell twice; the first time dropping off what they thought were our only parcels and the second time being when... Continue Reading →

All the Gear and No Idea

It’s almost midnight and myself and Guy Rope #1 are in our cottage in Yorkshire drinking wine and munching on Wensleydale cheese and crackers after having already eaten two teas. No judgement please – in all fairness, our second tea was unplanned, free and gifted to us by strangers so we would have been mad... Continue Reading →

Over Butterfly Bridge and Down Memory Lane

“Hold on to your doofers, we’re going over butterfly bridge!”. The family phrase that meant one thing during our childhood as we were driving down country lanes heading for our next holiday – we were going camping! ‘Doofers’ originally referring to parts of a child’s car seat that can be held on to and later... Continue Reading →

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