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Slubberdegullion Wed 30-Jul-14 10:58:22

And it's a biggun.

Slubberdegullion Wed 30-Jul-14 10:58:55

My sitting room smells of Dutch canvas.


MrsPnut Wed 30-Jul-14 10:59:35

Wow that's a lot of bags for a tent - do you have a big car?

Slubberdegullion Wed 30-Jul-14 11:02:36

Quite a big car.

It's fine it's ALL GOING TO BE FINE.

I now own a De Waard, everything else is unnecessary.

anchovies Wed 30-Jul-14 11:05:29

Can we see a pic of it erect?

I needed to use the term erect given the circumstances - sorry!

Slubberdegullion Wed 30-Jul-14 11:12:08

My hair is fuller and thicker already, AND ITS NOT EVEN OUT OF THE BAG.

it's that good.

Slubberdegullion Wed 30-Jul-14 11:12:35

Erection photos this weekend.

Until now I can do shits of items in bags.

Slubberdegullion Wed 30-Jul-14 11:12:45


Slubberdegullion Wed 30-Jul-14 11:16:00

Hello variolufiel in lovely lovely canvas bag with carry handles and strong zip.

Amrapaali Wed 30-Jul-14 11:17:01

Oh wow!! Nice. Very nice.

I wouldnt know a De Waard from a Disney pop up tent. But very pleased for you.

Oh can we also have shots of you and your helper tripping over guy ropes? And swearing at tent pegs? grin

Amrapaali Wed 30-Jul-14 11:18:48

And breathe, Slubber.....

Slubberdegullion Wed 30-Jul-14 11:19:49


Want to pitch it NOW

Curses to husband at work, weak and feeble children and dog with non opposable thumbs.

CampingClaire Wed 30-Jul-14 11:25:53

I'm so happy for you!! Will we get pics of you all later? I've not been in mine yet this summer and I'm so jealous! Damn work and the necessity to eat!

Slubberdegullion Wed 30-Jul-14 11:32:17

Plans are to pitch it this weekend. Weather permitting. I've yet to discover the pitching instructions.
<rummages in many bags>

TheFallenMadonna Wed 30-Jul-14 11:37:04

Is that a De Waard Albatros, the most expensive best tent in the world??

DH would be green with envy...

I hope you have dry weather when you take it down! (Obviously the elements are of no concern when you are actually in the magnificent structure!)

Slubberdegullion Wed 30-Jul-14 11:40:40

It is! It is an Albatros!

My dream tent for many many years.

Early 40th birthday present from dearest dearest magnificent husband.

TheFallenMadonna Wed 30-Jul-14 11:48:45

He is a good man...

I love canvas <sigh>

CampingClaire Wed 30-Jul-14 11:49:26

Ermmmm...there aren't really 'instructions'....more a line drawing!! It's not hard though. My tip...role up the front door and fix with the straps before you start as they weigh a ton and you'll be trying to join poles with them flapping around your face otherwise!
The worst bit is the desire to have it pitched 'immediately'. Try for a weekend really need the neighbours to be around to wonder at it's awesomeness!!!

CampingClaire Wed 30-Jul-14 11:51:53

What colour doors did you go for? Ours is burgundy. I feel the need ot pitch it this evening just to be in it again. DH and DD have been away a few times over the summer but they use the roof tent on the Land Rover when it's just them. I refuse to navigate a step ladder in the middle of the night when I need a wee!!

Slubberdegullion Wed 30-Jul-14 11:53:52

He is a good man.

We will be pitching it at the pils where there are going to be many visitors this weekend. They can all come and look but not touch

Claire, on the line diagram is there some indication on the order of the poles? With our Cabanon pyramide we do central pole first and work forwards. Same idea with the Albatros?

Slubberdegullion Wed 30-Jul-14 11:54:32

Green doors!

BBQsAreSooooOverrated Wed 30-Jul-14 12:06:10

Ooh lovely. Tent envy envy

SalomeD Wed 30-Jul-14 13:38:15

Even the storage bags look amazingly well made - can't wait to see your photos.

Lucky, lucky Slub [big grin]

RoobyMurray Wed 30-Jul-14 13:50:30

whilst I'm absolutely delighted for you Slubber, I, er, don't get it. confused

Why the excitement? <dons hard hat> smile

Slubberdegullion Wed 30-Jul-14 14:02:27

It's OK Rooby, I made the mistake of telling colleagues at work, they are all being terribly polite but I know they don't understand.

It's Dutch canvas, for thems that know it's like, er, what the Elves of Middle Earth would camp in, with a pec clench. Grrr

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