half term weather watch.

(28 Posts)
tyaca Sun 12-May-13 17:02:58

the countdown is ON. i am limiting checking to once a day. what point do we decide it's reliable? 5 days?

i'm off to wales, so god knows why i'm even daring to think it might be dry and <whispers> warm.

currently looking warm in the days before half term. and abundant sunshine the weekend at the end WHEN WE'LL BE HOME. but in the middle, clouds, light rain, yadee yadee yah.

shirazplease Tue 21-May-13 11:46:50

woo! Looks like it might be ok down here in the SW. Bit of rain on Monday, but can deal with that as long as it's not monsoonal with gale force winds.

SO excited to try out the Bell Tent.

Fingers crossed smallest DD doesn't do another out of the blue 90 min screamathon like she did last night shock

AllOverIt Sun 19-May-13 06:23:05

Any news in weather? sad

BLess you OYBK

<crosses fingers and clicks on link for bad news>

Whowherewhywhat Tue 14-May-13 13:49:16

Am a virgin camper, just bought our first tent, so need a to buy list as well as 'what to take everytime' list!

Would you lovely ladies mind sharing your lists with me?

updates in weather section thread smile I cant cope with updating in too many different areas!

AllOverIt Tue 14-May-13 06:36:59

We're off to Devon. I'm on the watch too.... smile

Oh I thought it was general knoweldge that the second bh in May always chucked it down!?

confused

I've known it all my life......

We will be in N Yorkshire.... brrrr......

hillbilly Mon 13-May-13 13:06:44

Thanks Quenelle, we are going 15th-26th Aug and have a week booked in at Les Valedes.

Quenelle Mon 13-May-13 12:42:45

Of course. It's very little and only W/SW France so far hillbilly, from our two week trip last year.

When are you going? I'll have some more to add from the other side of the country after our trip at the start of July.

muchostinky Mon 13-May-13 12:38:25

I have just said to DP that I laminate my list and he rolled his eyes! hmm

He seems to forget last time when I forgot my SIM and he gallantly let me have his airbed and he slept on the floor, I think we both had the most uncomfortable nights sleep ever!

It pays to be a listy person......

hillbilly Mon 13-May-13 12:25:31

Quenelle, any chance you could share your Forrin one with me? I could pm you my email address. We are going there this summer for the first time.

Quenelle Mon 13-May-13 12:05:43

I have two spreadsheets. One for UK and one for Forrin. Not laminated though.

muchostinky Mon 13-May-13 08:47:08

I have a spreadsheet too, so I can't say anything - haven't laminated it though! wink

tyaca Sun 12-May-13 22:33:32

thank you OYBBK grin

ty parke, pembrokeshire muchostinky. it's the first site we've gone back to (only our third year camping.) i am so very excited. have an excel spreadsheet. am going to laminate it.

Quenelle Sun 12-May-13 22:03:08

Sacrewell Farm near Peterborough. It's only an hour away and a chance to try the new tent and sims. And they sell cider and fish and chips.

hillbilly Sun 12-May-13 19:51:59

Where are you going Quenelle?

hillbilly Sun 12-May-13 19:51:10

Yes I'm back on weather watch. Going to Forgewood the last weekend of half term. We went to Breck Farm in Norfolk same time last year (actually Jubilee weekend) and it was a little damp but nothing like the London area thankfully!

OYBBK, I'll be following you on the weather channel grin

Quenelle Sun 12-May-13 19:32:38

Oh good. The site we're going to will be packed at half term so I'd rather avoid it.

We have often regretted choosing Whitsun over May Day because the weather in late May is often awful compared to the start of the month.

muchostinky Sun 12-May-13 18:03:49

tyaca we are going to Wales too - you are not by any chance going to Fforest Fields are you (long shot I know!)?

My fingers are crossed doubly!!

Whojamaflip Sun 12-May-13 17:36:14

Yep planning on camping all the way there and back - just the 2 nights of the wedding under a ''proper'' roof grin

Nothing booked and we are just going to wing it! Its the first time we've done it with the dcs but dh and I used to take road trips all the time before they came along.

I'm not sure what its going to like - at least in the UK we could pack up and come home if it all went pear-shaped - its not so easy to do that when you are 1200 miles away!

I can start a thread in the weather section if you like? Will do it about 10 days in advance...

tyaca Sun 12-May-13 17:20:03

it starts the weekend after quenelle

tyaca Sun 12-May-13 17:18:26

we cancelled last half term cause it was such a wash out. the week before had been proper scorching. i think it was slubber who pointed out that the hot week would have normally been half term, but the dates had been changed cause of the jubilee.

are you camping your way there whojam?

Quenelle Sun 12-May-13 17:18:21

When's half term? We're going next weekend if it's nice.

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