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    We're going on Saturday...

    Was hoping to finish reading the Skywatcher trip report before then but, hey...

    So, this trip came about after a nightmare couple of days spent at the outlaws just after Christmas when I ran out of things to read and they have no books in their house. Not having had a proper "notstayingwithrelatives" holiday for a couple of years was beginning to take its toll so we counted the pennies and decided to Carpe Diem a week somewhere over half term - just us - but more of that to come.

    Found a nice looking group of bungalows suitably remote but a reasonably short drive from civilisation. The price was right and the dog could come at no extra cost. We were booked for the princely sum of 240 total.

    Then the "just us" bit went out of the window. It appears MIL sulks if you don't spend part of your holiday visiting them. One day they get. Just one day. And only because while I'm there I'll set up #2 Secrets cache.

    I've made a list. And started to accumulate things on the dining room table. I've let the boy's piano teacher know not to give him too much practise as we're not taking the piano with us.

    I haven't selected the reading matter yet. I may raid the school library this week.

    We've all had a haircut, including the dog.

    I've printed off details of about 30 caches in the area and, ssshhh, don't tell Adrian, but there are 4 caches directly on our route down there. We'll leave Lancing and 20 minutes later I'll be screaming at him to stop at Arundel hospital to grab the cache.

    I haven't bought new toothbrushes.

    This country must be the only place where you go on holiday and have "wetsuit" next to "wellies" on your packing list.

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    No new toothbrushes!

    Sounds fab! Especially as we have spent 150 to go camping in a tent for 4 nights






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    Adrian is doing his "plan the route down to the finest details" while I'm heading west and taking a few scribbled notes on a post-it.

    Steven is excited because on holiday he is allowed coco pops.

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    Quote Originally Posted by lisaw, post: 134417

    Sounds fab! Especially as we have spent 150 to go camping in a tent for 4 nights
    what? :faint:

    where you off to? we're off to near York















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    Quote Originally Posted by Dawn, post: 134420

    Steven is excited because on holiday he is allowed coco pops.


    I always buy those little mini boxes of cereal when we go camping - it's the only time we ever have them






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    Yep got the mini boxes on the dining table ready to pack. Along with 4 pot noodles and 3 packets of super noodles. We know how to have a good time.

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    Quote Originally Posted by britchick, post: 134421
    what? :faint:

    where you off to? we're off to near York
    Ringwood near the New Forest. We go Friday after school - wanted to give the dog his first camping experience - we could be home on Saturday!






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    We'll be through there Saturday morning - will give you a wave.

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    Quote Originally Posted by lisaw, post: 134426
    Ringwood near the New Forest. We go Friday after school - wanted to give the dog his first camping experience - we could be home on Saturday!
    hope he sleeps!















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    Quote Originally Posted by britchick, post: 134429
    hope he sleeps!
    You and me both!

    I'll back Dawn!






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