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Fairy lights for tents - poncey or no?

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Mummyisamonster Sat 27-Jun-09 19:59:35

Anyone got these for their tent? I'm thinkig about the funky shaped ones, chillis, flowers etc for when we go camping.

Poncey or not?? grin

expatinscotland Sat 27-Jun-09 20:00:53

Someone on here has, she wrote about them in a camping thread a week or so ago. They're solar-powered, too!

They're cool, IMO.

Who cares if someone thinks it's poncey if you find it cool?

NeedaNewName Sat 27-Jun-09 20:01:17

NOT!!!! Let me know where you get some from!

We had some solar ones that just didn;t work - was gutted!

BoysAreLikeDogs Sat 27-Jun-09 20:03:09

not poncey, they sound lovely

Mintyy Sat 27-Jun-09 20:07:40

Well, given that you have to pack a gazillion things for camping, to have also made a point of packing your fairy lights makes you look just a little poncetastic, I'm afraid.

Mummyisamonster Sat 27-Jun-09 20:42:27

Mintyy, yes I see your point. grin

I mentioned the idea of fairy lights to DH last week and he just rolled his eyes (whenever we go camping he packs up the car in a very anal "scientific" way and he always accuses me of packing unneccessary crap camping essentials).

I like these lights here
but these aren't outdoor ones.

daisydancer Sat 27-Jun-09 21:19:52

I think they'd be really pretty and at least you'd know which tent was yours!

smugmumofboys Sat 27-Jun-09 21:23:26

Poncey. Sorry.

modrin Sat 27-Jun-09 21:26:16

gorgoeus and dont forget the bunting

modrin Sat 27-Jun-09 21:27:25

gorgeous even

The people next to us lat year had some solar ones wound around their front guy ropes and they looked great, and they stopped you tripping over the guys on the way back from the loo at night.

Pretty and practicalgrin.

I wish I had found out where they were from.

modrin Sat 27-Jun-09 21:33:17

check out jollydays luxury camping lovely!!!

Mummyisamonster Sat 27-Jun-09 21:45:59

Modrin, don't start me off on a bunting google search...I can't have both can I hmm. I will check out jollydays.

WTWWW, thank you for offering a justification practical purpose for such lighting!

TBH I've now got pre-occupied with melamine plates...I think I am over-tired and need to have a lie down.

Mummyisamonster Sat 27-Jun-09 21:47:52

Ooh, liked the Jollydays dream...dammit modrin, I am hooked..where can I find bunting.......

modrin Sat 27-Jun-09 21:52:34

hee hee ebay! go for it

kiwibella Sat 27-Jun-09 22:00:55

I love the idea... do they only run on mains power? Can you get portable ones?

bramblebooks Sat 27-Jun-09 22:08:21

I got the solar powered fairy lights that are around my chicken run from ebay. blush

kiwibella Sat 27-Jun-09 22:24:46

ebay, here I come grin

Jollydays is LUSH shock wink

MaggieBeau Sat 27-Jun-09 22:26:19

solar powered fairy lights?! wow! where do you get them??

kiwibella Sat 27-Jun-09 22:46:29

after a quick google, there's loads... like here

kiwibella Sat 27-Jun-09 23:09:15


gigglewitch Sat 27-Jun-09 23:14:13

my parents erect something resembling a landing strip outside their awning hmm with all those little solar powered lanterns

We make do with battery operated parasol lights in our tent.

paisleyleaf Sat 27-Jun-09 23:18:28

We just use the £2 battery powered lights - not much good to you now, but they're in the shops alot at xmas. Last ones I bought were Tesco love heart ones at valentines that hang in DD's bedroom. make it.....or get the DCs to

oooo the campsites are all going to look gorgeous and twinkly this summer! grin

lowrib Sun 28-Jun-09 00:20:23


Anyone who doesn't like them has no sense of fun IMO!

kathyis6incheshigh Sun 28-Jun-09 00:49:11

I don't think they are poncey because they're not expensive so they're not saying 'look how rich I am to afford this!' the way, say, a Cath Kidston groundsheet (if they exist) might be.

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