We failed but that’s OK

17 family campouts in 2017 – that was our plan. Alas, we only made it to 14. Nevertheless, that 14 involved a total of 33 nights spent camping in the Great Outdoors, across 10 counties and in two countries. We slept in tents, camper vans, Alpine mountain huts, and ecodpods; and experienced everything from torrential […]

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Best U.K. family adventure so far!

Dorset. Wow. We under-estimated you. The Easter long-weekend had gifted us with the possibility for a four-day adventure and we were keen to make the most of it. With spring in the air and the possibility of blue skies and perhaps even the golden orb that those in the southern hemisphere call the sun, we […]

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Friday farm fun

We’ve just returned from a brilliant day out at the Rare Breeds Centre in Woodchurch, Kent (8 miles south-west of Ashford). It’s got a great reputation so I’d always wanted to take Oskar there and today was the day! I went with a local Kent buddy of mine, Annie and her gorgeous little girl Isla, […]

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Butterfly mystery solved…

Curiosity may have killed the cat, but it also solved the mystery of the missing Wisley butterflies….. It seemed to me unlikely that Wisley staff had forgotten to put the butterflies in the greenhouse, or that they had perhaps misread the brief for “6000” butterflies and put in only 60, so there must have been […]

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Ecopod Love

We wanted to start this year with a bang. It was to be our first camping trip of 2017 and crucially number one in our ’17 family camp outs in 2017’ mission, as well as being an important new county for our X County Challenge. However our plans ran into some early problems…. We had […]

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The Big Rocks

Friday 30th December had been earmarked in the diary as a ‘Family Adventure Day’ for some time…. It was the one quiet day in amongst all the Christmas craziness and the day before everything ramped up again for the New Year. We knew that after all the visitors, the family, the eating, drinking and the […]

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