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DLeeds Tue 25-Aug-09 00:22:52

I can't get one as no-where to dry, but I do regularly drool over various soul pads and bell tents.

Just seen this on cyber checkout (nothing to do with me - just spotted it from their sale emailO

Thought it might be of use to some-one!

am sorely tempted!

Overmydeadbody Tue 25-Aug-09 07:55:09

How much???

MollieO Tue 25-Aug-09 10:02:31

It looks like Riven's lovely bell tent. Can't believe the cost. Unfortunately I do have somewhere to dry it so I am sorely tempted.

MollieO Tue 25-Aug-09 14:37:39

OMG I've just ordered one! At that price it seemed rude not to grin. I was sold on the basis that it looks lovely, isn't £450 and can be pitched by one person (helpful Sibley video on youtube). It may be a bit challenging to fit into the car but maybe its time I got a boot rack.

DLeeds Tue 25-Aug-09 18:11:27

well at least my link was useful for someone!
Tent envy!

MollieO Tue 25-Aug-09 18:50:10

Thx DLeeds (not sure my bank account would agree though - it is the third tent I have now!).

DLeeds Tue 25-Aug-09 21:02:48

I have four blush

troutpout Wed 26-Aug-09 13:53:58

Not fair
I need that tent
That is such a blardy bargain

They had some set up at Beamish in Co Durham the other day and they were lovely

Dh says no

He is being totally unreasonable

MollieO Wed 26-Aug-09 13:58:20

It is £99.99 today! I only ordered yesterday and I paid £119.99.

supersalstrawberry Wed 26-Aug-09 14:04:27

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MollieO Wed 26-Aug-09 14:33:17

No sleeping pods although I suppose I could make something. It is a bit smaller than the standard size - 3m diameter rather than 4 and 2.5m high rather than 3m. Think it will be perfect though for the two of us and bigger than the tent we used last weekend!

Have just been looking at fairy lights and rather like these blush. That site sells a 3m bell tent for £650!

All I need to do is source the bunting!

Am also waiting for a call back to get my tent for £99.99 instead.

MollieO Wed 26-Aug-09 14:36:01

Oh dear,look what I've found blush blush

supersalstrawberry Wed 26-Aug-09 14:39:55

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MollieO Wed 26-Aug-09 14:45:33

I figure bugs are part of camping! I will look at making a liner for it - from Laura Ashley fabric of course grin. Am also tempted to get a carpet like this.

[need to get out more emoticon]

MollieO Wed 26-Aug-09 14:47:47

Old tea towels? Not if you're doing Sunday supplement glamping surely?!

MollieO Wed 26-Aug-09 15:10:15

Spoke to Cyber Checkout and they were very helpful and will refund the difference, so I've paid £99.99 which is really fab and tent will arrive tomorrow by courier.

supersalstrawberry Wed 26-Aug-09 17:50:06

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troutpout Wed 26-Aug-09 17:51:54

envy envy's totally beautiful and will look so pretty all pimped up with lighting.

<<ungrits teeth>>

I really am very happy for you
grin grin

DLeeds Wed 26-Aug-09 18:41:46

can we see pics. looks lovely. I would like some solar fairly lights,

MollieO Wed 26-Aug-09 18:54:36

I could do a youtube clip -'Pimp my tent' a tent version of 'Pimp my ride' but I think Outwell got there first with their video grin.

I like your thinking supersal - coordinated bunting and tent inner. Might have to limit my MN time and get the sewing machine out.

Told my mum I was getting a tent and fairy lights and she gave me a 'have you lost the plot' look. Daren't tell her about the bunting etc blush.

gigglewitch Wed 26-Aug-09 18:55:44

pmsl grin

Curiousmama Wed 26-Aug-09 19:01:37

how waterproof are they?

MollieO Wed 26-Aug-09 20:54:06

I don't know blush. I will let you know in a couple of weeks.

MollieO Wed 26-Aug-09 21:01:47

It says this on the details

"285 + 5% g/m Cotton Canvas Waterproof 400mm"

It is the same weight canvas as the one.

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