17th August 2014 Helen 17Comment

Some think of camping as character building, some as an endurance test, but I think it’s great. I have hazy childhood memories of setting up tents in monsoons of rain in France in the 1980’s (when equipment always seemed to let my folks down), and wine soaked memories from more recent long weekends with our own kids.  So, a little late in the season admittedly, but as promised to a few hardy all-weather sorts, here’s my guide to camping with young children. Be prepared: This doesn’t come as a shock to most parents, but being organised makes your camping trip way less…

31st May 2013 Helen

I’ve been chasing a ghost. A little guy called spontaneity. Inspired by a quick flash of blue sky and … oooh, sunshine, we decided to turn our relatively peaceful Bank Holiday plans on their head and pack up for some last minute camping for the weekend. Fearing that we would look back in soggy August at the summer that was the June Bank Holiday weekend, we were intent on getting out there.  We bought into the madness because a fairly handy Friday in work meant we could pack up and get out of the city by lunchtime.  It’d be a…