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mumof2
13-05-2010, 08:16 AM
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Matthew and Nancy!



Sharon and I put the tent up on Saturday in her garden. It was raining! We took it down on Tuesday and I'm very impressed so far. Despite only being secured front and back it did very well in the wind and rain.

Have decided against the pora loo at the moment as the bedroom is quite big without the divider and i thought we could all sleep in there, leaving more living space, although that's a really big area anyway.

I'm sure once i get all the chairs, table, cooking equipment in it'll cut the space down but at least it's large enough to be comfy in there.

I've 'borrowed' sharon and martins camping cooker, table, windbreak, pots and pans, kettle and have been buying lanterns, plastic backed rugs for the floor to make it more cosy, a camping kitchen that the shop is waiting delivery on.....this lark costs a lot doesn't it?!

I've booked 4 nights here (http://www.honeybridgepark.co.uk/touringcamping.asp) in July. The park's only half hour away and we popped up the other evening for a look, it's really nice. Chose our spot and checked out the showers and loo area, looks pretty clean so that's ok!

It'll be just me and the boys, although I'm expecting day visitors and possibly one or two overnight guests. I checked when i booked that i could add them later if they decide to stay.

I never thought I'd say this, but I am actually looking forward to it! I must be bonkers! :unsure:

ukwdwnut
13-05-2010, 08:29 AM
cool nice and big M

remember tables and chairs etc wont be in there all the time they will be outside with the cooking stuff surely?

bonkers!!!! its great fun, enjoy :D

mumof2
13-05-2010, 08:35 AM
true Mick, but there's a lot of room anyway. I've already worked out what's going where!

arkvilla
13-05-2010, 09:10 AM
That looks great Mairead.

Now where are you off to to pitch your big tent?

Hope the sun shines for you, but who knows in this country :unsure:

Sandra

mumof2
13-05-2010, 09:14 AM
That looks great Mairead.

Now where are you off to to pitch your big tent?

Hope the sun shines for you, but who knows in this country :unsure:

Sandra


hahaha at least we're not far from home if it's awful!

this (http://www.honeybridgepark.co.uk/touringcamping.asp) is where our first attempt will be

daveann
13-05-2010, 09:24 AM
looks great but where are the luxury king size beds :lol:


:macwave: ann who doesnt do the great outdoors :)

mumof2
13-05-2010, 09:32 AM
looks great but where are the luxury king size beds :lol:


:macwave: ann who doesnt do the great outdoors :)

oh there's a full sized four poster and an en suite in the zipped up bedroom area Ann!

i wish..... :tongue:

Tink
13-05-2010, 10:34 AM
Wow, that's quite a set up! I hope you have a great time Mairead. You certainly do deserve a break. :hug2:

mumof2
13-05-2010, 10:57 AM
thank you Tink :hug2:

Claire
13-05-2010, 11:19 AM
Looks fab Mairead. Makes me want to go find all our stuff and set off!

Disneybumble
13-05-2010, 11:24 AM
Ummmmmmmmmmmmmmmm it's massive, surelt there's room for me.................................to come and vist,

Tinkfan
13-05-2010, 11:49 AM
Looks wonderful( she says with a knowing grin!!) If you do put chairs in there try to put them on the rug so it doesn't rip the lining! You guys will have a blast! :tongue:

mumof2
13-05-2010, 12:21 PM
i bought a couple of large plastic backed picnic rugs for the living area and
i know at least three pitches next to me are still available! :yes:

ukwdwnut
13-05-2010, 12:31 PM
what site have you booked M

mumof2
13-05-2010, 01:17 PM
what site have you booked M


OMG i've already posted 2 links to it!

Honeybridge Park, Dial Post.

ukwdwnut
13-05-2010, 01:18 PM
OMG i've already posted 2 links to it!

Honeybridge Park, Dial Post.

1st time ive seen it :taunt::taunt: :lol:

mumof2
13-05-2010, 01:19 PM
1st time ive seen it :taunt::taunt: :lol:

gaw blimey, i thought my observational skills were rubbish!

ukwdwnut
13-05-2010, 01:20 PM
looks nice M :yes:

ukwdwnut
13-05-2010, 01:20 PM
gaw blimey, i thought my observational skills were rubbish!

well obviously i never saw the post :unsure:

ukwdwnut
13-05-2010, 01:22 PM
went back to the OP.....i never clicked on the link to see

mumof2
13-05-2010, 01:23 PM
we took a drive up there the other evening, it's nice and neat, clean, even the public loos and showers look ok!

I've mentioned the place to a few people and they've all iven good reports about it. We had a wander around and chose the pitch we wanted which was good.

There's another called Sumners Ponds on my list, again, I've heard good reports on it.

ukwdwnut
13-05-2010, 01:28 PM
shame i wont being going down to see mikey now hes got another car or i could have popped in and said hello

mumof2
13-05-2010, 02:41 PM
shame i wont being going down to see mikey now hes got another car or i could have popped in and said hello


phew....err err i mean, oh what a shame! :wink: :lol: :hug2:

lisaw
13-05-2010, 03:02 PM
It looks great Mairead! Nice site too, I've added it to my favourites :yes:

mumof2
13-05-2010, 03:19 PM
It looks great Mairead! Nice site too, I've added it to my favourites :yes:


:thumbsup:

ukwdwnut
13-05-2010, 03:30 PM
phew....err err i mean, oh what a shame! :wink: :lol: :hug2:

:taunt::taunt: you honestly think i meant it :lol:

mumof2
13-05-2010, 04:12 PM
:taunt::taunt: you honestly think i meant it :lol:


bless, course ya did - you could've come and had a cuppa with us :thumbsup:

ukwdwnut
13-05-2010, 04:13 PM
bless, course ya did - you could've come and had a cuppa with us :thumbsup:

i would have too if i was passing that way :)

mumof2
13-05-2010, 04:14 PM
ya ha ha ha ha.....i've ordered a wardrobe! :happybounce:

ukwdwnut
13-05-2010, 04:15 PM
ya ha ha ha ha.....i've ordered a wardrobe! :happybounce:

cool its gonna be home from home in your tent M lol

daveann
13-05-2010, 04:22 PM
she is gonna need a removal company to get all this stuff to the camp site :)

mumof2
13-05-2010, 04:24 PM
cool its gonna be home from home in your tent M lol


i know! just thinking about getting something for the bedroom floor now to make it more cosy.

ukwdwnut
13-05-2010, 04:24 PM
she is gonna need a removal company to get all this stuff to the camp site :)

and her car is what a scenic or something along those lines, not sure

mumof2
13-05-2010, 04:26 PM
yep, i can fit an awful lot of stuff in that car though! a bonus is that the tent fits on the floor in the back which leave more boot space!

ukwdwnut
13-05-2010, 04:27 PM
yep, i can fit an awful lot of stuff in that car though! a bonus is that the tent fits on the floor in the back which leave more boot space!

your making me wanna go camping now mrs lol

mumof2
13-05-2010, 04:29 PM
your making me wanna go camping now mrs lol


hahaha! :thumbsup:

ukwdwnut
13-05-2010, 04:31 PM
hahaha! :thumbsup:

trouble is id never be able to get mine up on my own or even with help it would kill me trying, so i guess i might not ever go again really

mumof2
13-05-2010, 04:33 PM
trouble is id never be able to get mine up on my own or even with help it would kill me trying, so i guess i might not ever go again really


awww it is hard work isn't it, you'll have to go with other people who would do it for you :hug2:

or go to the sites where you rent their tents :yes:

josh.p.
13-05-2010, 04:35 PM
Looks like a great tent, M! Who needs a hotel? :unsure:

Mick... what about one of these;

The Pod - The Continental Camping Hut from Newfoundland Lodges (http://www.thepoduk.co.uk/)

Loads of campsites round here have them and my Aunty recently stayed in one and loved it :yes:

Britchick
13-05-2010, 04:53 PM
I think I might gate crash :evil: :tongue:

mumof2
13-05-2010, 04:55 PM
dare ya!

Britchick
13-05-2010, 05:05 PM
dare ya!

Mairead, how long have you known me? :point:

ukwdwnut
13-05-2010, 05:06 PM
Looks like a great tent, M! Who needs a hotel? :unsure:

Mick... what about one of these;

The Pod - The Continental Camping Hut from Newfoundland Lodges (http://www.thepoduk.co.uk/)

Loads of campsites round here have them and my Aunty recently stayed in one and loved it :yes:

not the same as camping tho is it, but an alternative, i might as well sell all my camping stuff to be honest i cant see me ever going again

mumof2
13-05-2010, 05:09 PM
not the same as camping tho is it, but an alternative, i might as well sell all my camping stuff to be honest i cant see me ever going again



awww don't say that, you love it. have a look at this website, it may be useful.

Holiday Camp Sites with Pre-Erected Tents, Yurts or Tipis (Teepees) - UK Camp Site Articles (http://www.ukcampsite.co.uk/articles/view.asp?id=257)

ukwdwnut
13-05-2010, 05:33 PM
if i do that still might as well sell my stuff

you know what ive always wanted to do, a boating holiday somewhere like the broads, i got the bug for it last year on my mates narrow boat, it was a relaxing day

mumof2
13-05-2010, 06:04 PM
if i do that still might as well sell my stuff

you know what ive always wanted to do, a boating holiday somewhere like the broads, i got the bug for it last year on my mates narrow boat, it was a relaxing day


my Dad did that for a week last year, he loved it! :yes:

ukwdwnut
13-05-2010, 06:37 PM
my Dad did that for a week last year, he loved it! :yes:

id never steered a normal sized boat b4 and my mate conned me into doing it, he said just for a mo while i go check on my mum, as there were 14 of us, he never came back. but i loved it so i steered all day :)

mumof2
13-05-2010, 07:04 PM
id never steered a normal sized boat b4 and my mate conned me into doing it, he said just for a mo while i go check on my mum, as there were 14 of us, he never came back. but i loved it so i steered all day :)


cool! :thumbsup:

ukwdwnut
13-05-2010, 07:32 PM
cool! :thumbsup:

:yes:

Tinkfan
13-05-2010, 07:39 PM
Looks like a great tent, M! Who needs a hotel? :unsure:

Mick... what about one of these;

The Pod - The Continental Camping Hut from Newfoundland Lodges (http://www.thepoduk.co.uk/)

Loads of campsites round here have them and my Aunty recently stayed in one and loved it :yes:

That looks so cool! I might even camp again in something like that!!!

mumof2
13-05-2010, 07:51 PM
That looks so cool! I might even camp again in something like that!!!


yeah, that's more me....we stayed in a Gite on our friends campsite in France a few years back, that felt like camping to me.....! I keep telling myself this is for the boys!

mumof2
14-05-2010, 08:18 PM
My new camping kitchen with the gas cooker Sharon and Martin gave me! It's so easy to fold up and down, and it goes into a carry bag :thumbsup:

mumof2
14-05-2010, 08:21 PM
Mairead, how long have you known me? :point:


when should i expect you? :biggrin:

Britchick
14-05-2010, 08:26 PM
when should i expect you? :biggrin:

51 days!!! :thumbsup:

mumof2
14-05-2010, 09:23 PM
51 days!!! :thumbsup:


:lol:

josh.p.
14-05-2010, 09:39 PM
M, are you sure you're going camping and not creating a portable hilton? :rotfl:

Mick... the 'pod' might make a good compromise, though :yes:

Tink
15-05-2010, 10:18 AM
Mairead, that cooker set up looks quite like the one my parents used. :yes: They also had a companion "washing station" rather like a kitchen sink! :D :D

mumof2
15-05-2010, 10:55 AM
I think once my wardrobe has arrived that'd better be it for the time being, my neighbours are camping this year too and have just bought a tent. She's been in to see my new kitchen and is going to buy one this afternoon, and he's starting to worry about the costs! :tongue: