hope your minimal trip went well (come to think of it you're prolly still there? lol will bump this if/when i spot you about) our first pitch of the alby was fab - not planning to get shot of it any time soon i'm afraid
no problem pitching it, though it definitely stretched out over time, we had to keep tightening the storm lines. it was FANTASTIC to camp in - sooo much room, like a big top lol, my girls spent most the time careering madly around the centre pole. but it didn't seem to take up that much space from the outside. and just oozing quality, the metal loops on the guys for the pegs, the gorgeous chunky zips and lovely aluminium clips for all the things that need rolling up, the peachy soft canvas... kind of luxurious minimalism i reckon - nothing superfluous (except our fairy lights, lol, though they were brilliant too), simple but timeless design, does the job perfectly. and so bright inside - i thought with hardly any windows it'd be dark but not at all.