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sparkler1 Thu 18-May-06 22:57:32

We are camping for four nights a week tomorrow and the weather at the moment is dreadful. Tonight the wind is blowing a gale, the last few days have been heavy rain.
Let's hope it improves.

Jessajam Thu 18-May-06 23:09:16

It'd better! We are planning to go on bank hol weekend ( daft idea really...traffic argh!) first camping of the year for us...SO looking forward to it...but don't want one of those trips where you end up sleeping in every single item of clothing you own all at once and still being cold!

sparkler1 Thu 18-May-06 23:10:25

Really don't fancy putting up the tent in the p$ss pouring rain

Jessajam Thu 18-May-06 23:13:22

oh gawd, and we have a new tent too, so will be first attempt at getting it up (as it were !) plus you can bet that if it's rainy and even better windy...ds will be crying and not want to sit in camper alone while we wrangle the tent!

sparkler1 Thu 18-May-06 23:14:53

jessaham where are you going?

sparkler1 Thu 18-May-06 23:15:07

jessajam even

Jessajam Thu 18-May-06 23:17:26

St Agnes in Cornwall...cliff top camp site ( so ideal for catching those big gusts if wind that turn your tent inside out and make whoever is holding onto it do impromptu hang-gliding!!)

sparkler1 Thu 18-May-06 23:21:04

I think that is one of Surfermum's favourite places.
We are going to Burton Bradstock, Dorset

Jessajam Thu 18-May-06 23:24:15

fingers crossed for better weather then...
did you see thread other day suggesting a MN campers sign ( mooncup dangling from car arial etc etc?) then I could see if I can spot surfermum!

Have to go...bed is calling...<<yaaawwwn!!>>

sparkler1 Fri 19-May-06 18:34:02


Filyjonk Fri 19-May-06 18:37:50

I'm going for the first time next weekend.

Am determined to enjoy it, although have to say it sound like it might be a bit....uncomfortable. And maybe...wet...?

peachyClair Sat 20-May-06 17:51:05

Bought expensive wellies for boys and a waterproof for DH today, best way I could think of ensuring sun . guess what- it is gorgeous here now!!

I wouldn't panic yet, the 5 day forecasts are often wrong.

LucyCampCat Sat 20-May-06 19:40:52

the sun has just appeared for the first time today here, don't worry it'll be raining again in 10 minutes

What use is sunshine at 7.40pm! pah

Tortington Sat 20-May-06 20:34:06

you can always stay in the tent - play cards and get stoned.

ahh happy days

peachyClair Sun 21-May-06 11:30:49

LOL- not sure getting stoned an option with the kids!!!!!!! Damn shame, never been stoned.

sparkler1 Sun 21-May-06 12:06:50

DH and I are getting worried now. It's all good and well if the weather dries up now but the ground is going to well soggy on Friday.

LucyCampCat Sun 21-May-06 16:07:57

at least the tent pegs will go in easily!

Blandmum Sun 21-May-06 16:10:09

will be packing the wellies and waterproofs. It is bound to rain in N wales

KBear Sun 21-May-06 16:11:44

don't panic - by Friday it will all blow over and June will be GLORIOUS! Honest.

LucyCampCat Sun 21-May-06 16:12:31

although it's lovely and sunny in Abersoch - at the moment anyway!

Don't forget to pack the suncream too!

Blandmum Sun 21-May-06 16:12:49

really? Or are you just saying that to get my hopes up???

LucyCampCat Sun 21-May-06 16:13:41

then again view from the top of Snowdon ain't so great!

Jessajam Sun 21-May-06 16:16:15

oh pleeeease let it not be rainy next weekend.
Determined to get out camping, (having just shelled out sh*tloads for camper to get through mantra is 'must get money's worth')
But grrr the stress of getting in and out of a went tent, trying not to touch the sides because A: it causes leaky, drippy damp patches and then B: DH gets all irritated with me for not being able to move about without touching inside of tent (harumph!) And even having the camper isn't that much better in rain as we have to share it with the dogs!!!

KBear Sun 21-May-06 16:16:15

I am just saying it to get your hopes up! We're off to Scotland on Friday so my hopes need lifting too!!!

Jessajam Sun 21-May-06 16:16:29

WET tent ( d'oh!)

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