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ilovemydogandmrobama Tue 30-Jun-09 20:32:50

What do I need to know? Have been invited for a week glamping with friends (and about 10 children)

wilderduck Tue 30-Jun-09 21:23:21

Where? And in what? I assume you're taking that dog, if not the President.

For glamping I would recommend sheepskins. Also cashmere (on you, not some passing goat) I have just bought a bell tent since I don't like being under plastic and it has a dear little pipsqueak stove with a flue, no idea if I'll be able to light the bloody thing.

How old are the children? Or at least your dcs?

zanz1bar Tue 30-Jun-09 21:28:40

Bunting lots of it

supersalstrawberry Tue 30-Jun-09 21:28:43

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ilovemydogandmrobama Tue 30-Jun-09 21:29:49

DD will be 3 and DS is 16 months. Dogs will be there, but hopefully not in boudoir/tent. Am thinking lots of pillows, but sheepskin sounds brilliant! Friend is taking it rather seriously and has a chandelier shock shock bunting and lanterns.

I feel so inadequate. smile

kathyis6incheshigh Tue 30-Jun-09 21:33:03

Just take normal camping gear made of goretex and fleece and then if it is normal camping weather you can sit back and watch them get mud on their cashmere.

Slubberdegullion Tue 30-Jun-09 21:39:30

A CHANDELIER?

rofl

<hears sound of OMDB spontaneously combusting>

hahahahaha

That is madness, sorry, but it is. I thought glamping was an urban myth, really I did.

A chandelier, blimey. Well I feel a whole lot better about my windbreak, mallet and tarp splurge now.

zanz1bar Tue 30-Jun-09 21:40:01

don't forget the olives

supersalstrawberry Tue 30-Jun-09 21:40:22

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Slubberdegullion Tue 30-Jun-09 21:42:02

Where do these people actually camp? I've never seen such a thing on a real campsite.

kathyis6incheshigh Tue 30-Jun-09 21:42:42

imagine being dripped on by soggy bunting.

supersalstrawberry Tue 30-Jun-09 21:43:58

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Slubberdegullion Tue 30-Jun-09 21:45:44

They MUST have trailers.

Gigantic fun fair trailers to fit the chandeliers and bunting in.

Our (big) car and (big) roofbox are so tightly packed with dull utilitarian stuff to sleep on/in eat on/in and oh a tent I simply cannot comprehend how you could pack a chandelier in your car and have left over space for, oh I dunno, the children and a spot of oxygen.

Slubberdegullion Tue 30-Jun-09 21:46:38

lololol @ hand knitted trousers.

Glamping with chandeliers no less.grin

kathyis6incheshigh Tue 30-Jun-09 21:51:25

oh you need to bring some elfin girls with long hair.
Will your own dcs do ilovemydog or do you need to leave them at home and borrow some more glamorous ones?

wilderduck Tue 30-Jun-09 21:51:25

Yes, v small Kathy you are right, there will be mud. A person could keep back-up goretex in the car hidden under that wicker hamper.

I have muck boots. They work v well in mud and are faintly... stylish but not too daft. I don't have any of those wellies from Joules or Boden.

It would be nice to be snug and comfortable with such little dcs. Go for the sheepskins, one each: they're quite robust. And a hot water bottle might be good. You could wrap that in cashmere from the sales, bit of luxury.

Otherwise kathy is right about the fleece, sadly.

Have a lovely time smile

supersalstrawberry Tue 30-Jun-09 21:51:58

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ilovemydogandmrobama Tue 30-Jun-09 22:05:37

OMG -- I haven't been invited glamping. I've been invited to a Boden catalogue! wink Love the John Lewis plastic champagne coolers...

<<note to self -- must glam up children/dogs/DP/self>>

Bet I'm expected to have full pedicure, waxed various body parts...

wilderduck Tue 30-Jun-09 22:05:46

Come on girls, glamping's ironic surely. Poor Ilovemydog might not even go now. Let it be on your consciences.

bramblebooks Tue 30-Jun-09 22:07:24

Take posh makeup for a minimalist glamping look. Last year the woman in the tent next to us exited her tent with perfect flicky uppy eyeliner and red lippo despite talking to 'Jonathan' in a very terse voice most of the night to get him to sleep.

I assume Jonathan was a child. I hope so.

oranges Tue 30-Jun-09 22:08:00

“The kids loved it and I loved the shadows of the trees on the canvas”

This has to be my favourite quote on that site that suggests that you stay in a pre-erected tipi on a wooden base.

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