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Please come and tell me about The Friendly Club

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Slubberdegullion Thu 17-Jul-08 13:49:11

So we have the first two weeks off in August designated for camping.

I have 3 nights booked at a campsite in suffolk and then we have bravely/foolishley decided to play it by ear and go camp where the mood takes us. I have a sort of plan of heading north, maybe a few nights in Linconshire and then up to Yorkshire and then across back to Cheshire.

Anyway I have not booked anything.

Dh and I have pretty much decided that the big camsites (pools/bars/water gymnastic sessions/red squirrel petting etc) are not for us. We would like a field with a view, a loo, maybe a shower and possibly a swing.

Should we join the friendly club?

How does it work with booking the small sites?

Is it worth it? We will be camping again in sept & october (bastard british weather permitting).

SpringfieldMum Thu 17-Jul-08 15:02:22

I don't know anything about the Friendly Club.
But I'm with you on the kind of campsites you like - we went here last year and, although predominantly caravans, the camping bit was away from them, nice play area and clean showers/loos. Ripley is also an incredibly pretty village.

We camping here this weekend and then have another weekend in Dorset planned later, but not booked yet.

Whereabouts in Cheshire are you - I'm in Sale, postally Cheshire, but really Manchester as everyone knows!

Slubberdegullion Thu 17-Jul-08 15:31:51

I'm near Chester.

We have done several big sites now and dh is getting twitchy about going back to the basics. I know the C&c club have these certified? sites which are very much a field and a standpipe.

Slubberdegullion Thu 17-Jul-08 15:32:09

ta for the links too!

ChippyMinton Thu 17-Jul-08 16:06:40

nah, It's the Spakys Krew Club you really want Dontcha?

Slubberdegullion Thu 17-Jul-08 16:08:56

oh nononononononononononononononononononononon


dd2 has thing about giant dancing animals anyway

PeachyBAHons Thu 17-Jul-08 20:58:52

We'r in The Club

the vast majority of sites are great but it is, ime, a damned sight more friendly to caravans than tents! Lots of events are welcome all.... but only if you have your own sanitation.

Heartily recommen Mendip Heights, basic but lovely site and owners (handy family bathroom too) and the one in Cardigan Bay

PeachyBAHons Thu 17-Jul-08 21:02:18

all after me

'skc sparky's cew club'

ah the memories!

DH and Narky have never been seen together.... coincidence? I think not!

ChippyMinton Thu 17-Jul-08 21:19:06

Slubbers you would love it grin

Welcome to the Krew Club! The west london posse are having a summer meet up at camber sands. Slubbers, get ye along to MrsRecycle's mobile.

Lucycat Thu 17-Jul-08 22:19:24

hello springfieldmum to the Cheshire posse!

SpringfieldMum Fri 18-Jul-08 09:49:42

Waves at lucycat!
Hello - you're only round the corner! And near the Mecca that is Decathalon!

Slubberdegullion Fri 18-Jul-08 14:14:16

um Chippy. Sadly, I don't live in west london and therefore, on a technicality, will be unable to attend your meet up with the dancing singing Sparky.


I think I'm going to join the friendly club. Do I get a car sticker pennant?

ChippyMinton Fri 18-Jul-08 16:19:44

i not going - I just lurk on the local threads and wave to people occasionally grin

Slubberdegullion Fri 18-Jul-08 16:30:00

Chippy, as you are here, I have a confession to make...



I think I might be going to the Manchester Christmas meet up

<prostates herself before lovely putter upper friend>

ChippyMinton Fri 18-Jul-08 16:35:38

Am I staying at yours then? <hopeful>

Slubberdegullion Fri 18-Jul-08 16:38:10


<excited toddleresque clapping and mini leaping>

Although I am over an hour away from Manchester so I thought I might treat myself (as DH just spent the whole w/e in Germany, leaving me to decorate dd2's bedroom on my lonesome) to a hotel room.

But we could share.

Twin room obviously wink grin

ChippyMinton Fri 18-Jul-08 16:45:50

Calm down dear it's only a night out!
When is it? Will we have to get WAG-esque spray tains and fake nails? How will I explain it to DH?

ChippyMinton Fri 18-Jul-08 16:54:05

goodness, the megabus is only a pound each way!!

Slubberdegullion Fri 18-Jul-08 17:02:38


<one handed cartwheel>

Thread currently going about date and venue. Oh it is too impossibly early to be thinking about such things....

please come. We could get our nails done together, and maybe have a big bouffy blow dry? grin

ChippyMinton Fri 18-Jul-08 17:04:41

<wonders why sparkly xmas party outfits are not in the shops yet>

Slubberdegullion Fri 18-Jul-08 17:05:38

<considers buying even higher heels than last time>

ChippyMinton Fri 18-Jul-08 17:11:33

I may reprise my sparkly tights with some heels shock

Slubberdegullion Fri 18-Jul-08 17:19:12

Oh yes. I liked your sparkly tights.

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