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Guaging interest in a MN camp??

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NettleTea Tue 21-Jun-11 17:37:32

Just guaging (that doesnt look as if it's spelt right??) interest really before we think about sorting this out or not.
The tent porn thread threw up the possibility of our opening some of the farm up for a bit of a camp-fest for the August bank holiday Fri-Mon. We are based in the SE, about 8 miles from the coast, about 1 1/2 hours from London. We have a 150 acre mixed farm in an area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, there are fields we could use, and there are streams and woods which children could play in (although it is not an 'official' site, so care would need to be taken with usual farm related stuff, high banks, etc)
We could get drinking water to the camping area, although you would need to have water carriers. We would probably have to rely on a chemical toilet unfortunately unless 'our man' can build me a couple more composting ones! We could knock up a few 'communal' open fires as well (we need to put metal underneath to protect the ground) anyone with their own portable fire pit would be more than welcome to use it. We have firewood and locally made charcoal. We can also source Gordon Ramsay's recommended sausages! (the butcher keeps his animals on our farm) and burgers as well as award winning bread. In fact most food could be pre-ordered!
So.... is it a goer or not?

MrsKarbonara Tue 21-Jun-11 18:19:30

Oh sounds great fun! My friend went on a Babymamas one (earth mother forum, not for us lot....) and I was a wee bit jealous. Long way for me to come but a maybe. Good idea, and you're very brave smile

PredictableDullard Tue 21-Jun-11 18:21:52

aren't you nice! to far for me but sounds lovely

Indith Tue 21-Jun-11 18:22:55

If I lived closer I would love to do that! It sounds fantastic.

GingerWrath Tue 21-Jun-11 19:25:11

Same here, sounds great but I am too far away!

Lovecat Tue 21-Jun-11 19:41:38

Yes, it sounds wonderful. And you are very brave!

I'm up for it, I have my own firepit and kampa khazi.... would probably just be me and DD though, would leave DH at home as he has to be in Paris early Monday.

MisSalLaneous Tue 21-Jun-11 20:34:45

It sounds lovely, so yep, count me in (+dh and ds aged 3) if this goes ahead, please NettleTea. smile

Bearcrumble Tue 21-Jun-11 21:15:04

This sounds amazing. I'd be totally up for it.

YellowDinosaur Tue 21-Jun-11 23:07:43

Probably too far for me for a weekend unfortunately - sounds amazing adn hope you all have a fantastic time!

lisad123 Tue 21-Jun-11 23:27:05

sounds great can i come anyways smile

LoopyLoopsBettyBoops Tue 21-Jun-11 23:29:29

Oooooh! Would have to persuade DH (not the camping bit, the MN element!) but I'm really keen if it's an open invitation?

bumpybecky Tue 21-Jun-11 23:44:45

I would love to, but we're already booked elsewhere that weekend. Sounds fab though

citybranch Wed 22-Jun-11 01:48:42

Definitely interested! We're new to camping but would love to join in.

SeaShellsHasSandInHerShoes Wed 22-Jun-11 10:01:56

We are definitely up for it (dh plus 2 v young children)

I might be able to drool over your bell tents too!

Actually, maybe I could get a tent as a return to work present for me?!!

SeaShellsHasSandInHerShoes Wed 22-Jun-11 10:06:27

I am excited already lol!

Anyone spotted slubber and peachy recently? Ill try to pm them but I always spell slubber wrng!!

Peachy Wed 22-Jun-11 12:19:36

Hello and thanks for PM seashell

Sadly we are already away BH weekend (C&CC NFOL if anyone is going) but otherwise we would have loved to come.

Loopy DH went to the one a few eyars back and enjoyed it.

Fisharefriendsnotfood Wed 22-Jun-11 12:22:05

There is no way I'd go camping with a bunch of mn'ers on a Friday night grin

notwavingjustironing Wed 22-Jun-11 12:57:10


Slubberdegullion is what you need.

SeaShellsHasSandInHerShoes Wed 22-Jun-11 13:07:54

Thanks, just slubber worked for pm but I have a feeling she is a northerner
(definition of northern-north of M4 wink )

Ah peachy, we are not going to TFOL this year as dc are too young for much of a shindig, hence the idea of a small camp is so appealing!

Fish-I will personally escort to Netmums anyone who tells dh what a MN Friday night is (I've linked him to this thread so will not say) grin

LoopyLoopsBettyBoops Wed 22-Jun-11 13:11:06

Ah, I'm north of M4 (not bloody northern though!)

Abgirl Wed 22-Jun-11 13:16:06

Would be up for it but already booked elsewhere for bank holiday weekend. Maybe next year?

MisSalLaneous Wed 22-Jun-11 13:26:47

I'm very excited, hopet this works out! Dh doesn't know yet, he'll probably be freaked out... It'll be nice though, you're not all nutters, are you??

Peachy, aww, wish you could come. I hear C&CC NFOL is going to be closed for bh weekend, so you might as well. wink Same applies to all you others going away. Mass closures over bh, it's the oddest thing.

Peachy Wed 22-Jun-11 14:56:34

Ah not been to NFOL before, going for a reccy but DH is in his last eyar of training to be a lighting designer so might be fun next year LMAO wink

Next year woudl definitely like to do something, too many people on this thread I would like to meet.

ROFL at Friday night.... er ahem.

needanewname Wed 22-Jun-11 17:06:00

I'd love to but we're already away that weekend. Please keep me informed for your next one though

SlubberOnlyInATentCapacity Wed 22-Jun-11 18:40:21

How lovely does this sound? What a kind offer NettleTea. Sadly we are away on the epic trip so cannot make it, what a shame. I'm sure those that go will have a fab time.

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