May half term camping

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Re: May half term camping

Postby cloudcuckoo » 23 May 2013, 13:00

can someone put the thermostat up, please? We've had hailstorms here this morning. Camping in May should not involve hail.

Still no idea how to fit everything in, but the bike is here and built at least...
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Re: May half term camping

Postby ToothFairy » 23 May 2013, 14:02

cloudcuckoo wrote:can someone put the thermostat up, please? We've had hailstorms here this morning. Camping in May should not involve hail.

Still no idea how to fit everything in, but the bike is here and built at least...


Like!
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Re: May half term camping

Postby Spanner » 23 May 2013, 16:04

Same weather here. Ridiculous!
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Re: May half term camping

Postby weasley » 23 May 2013, 17:42

Yey, we're off too. Going to croyde bay in Devon. We've just had those massive hailstones too, hoping they're not going to follow us!
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Re: May half term camping

Postby Rahgamuffin » 24 May 2013, 04:25

La-de-da at an attempt to actually do some packing I have instructed B to find all the relevant clothes he needs. He has roped in J and is telling him what to pick for him. J can only count to 7 reliably, so I fear for '10 pants'...

This is good training for them and absolutely not laziness on my part and in no way could it possibly go wrong....
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Re: May half term camping

Postby weasley » 24 May 2013, 06:40

Lol RM! Just told Scoot to go and choose a small bag of things and I heard " hey Freds, lets take the globe!"
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Re: May half term camping

Postby ToothFairy » 24 May 2013, 06:48

I like your style Rah :D

I'm off to work, hoping DH will have most things organised by the time I get home.

Elsie is currently dressed as a Flamenco dancer, and I have a feeling she's going to want to bring half of Sylvania with her!
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Re: May half term camping

Postby supermansmum » 24 May 2013, 07:03

Happy camping campers.....crossing my fingers for sunshine for you all.

I'd love to be off camping this weekend......look forward to hearing about your adventures.

Edited cos autocorrect made me sound like a fool!
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Re: May half term camping

Postby cloudcuckoo » 24 May 2013, 13:22

brrrrr.... and i am still at home with central heating.
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Re: May half term camping

Postby weasley » 24 May 2013, 13:27

Just been to Primark to buy massive, bump covering, warm pyjamas :D
Have cut the feet off Scoot's old fleece onsie and hemmed them, Toot's still fits. Bet Dh doesn't pack any though and I'm not about to remind him - hee hee.
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Re: May half term camping

Postby cloudcuckoo » 24 May 2013, 13:59

Cut the feet off... brilliant. Why didn't I think of that?
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Re: May half term camping

Postby Spanner » 29 May 2013, 13:57

So we are heading home in torrential rain with a wet tent but overall the weather was great compared with what we normally have :-) Evenings were chilly but lots of layers and wine helped. I was so.much.warmer at night now that i have ditched the air bed. I had a self inflating mattress with a foam mat underneath plus a good sleeping bag and was toasty even with just a vest top and normal bottoms. The kids had a fab time climbing trees and getting filthy with our friends' kids. They didn't want to.leave! I plan to book another trip for the.summer holiday asap :-)
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Re: May half term camping

Postby Cofa's Tree » 29 May 2013, 16:00

We're heading off to The Malverns tomorrow for four nights...just hope this blummin rain stops...

Only trouble is, our car load of stuff seems to have trebled since we last went camping (pre-Daniel), so I'm not quite sure how it will all fit in...

Hope all those who went this weekend just gone had a fab time :)
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Re: May half term camping

Postby Laura Tyewa » 29 May 2013, 17:03

We got very lucky, and turned up as the rain stopped and left as it started again. Not a drop of rain on the tent all weekend.

Good luck...
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Re: May half term camping

Postby ToothFairy » 29 May 2013, 17:39

We were lucky too. A few drops as we put the tent up on Friday (just enough to show how well the water beads :wink: ), then nothing for the rest of the weekend!

I can thoroughly recommend sharing a double sleeping bag with two small children to keep you warm on chilly nights!
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