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Subject Topic: Back camping again! Post Reply Post New Topic
15/6/2019 at 2:04pm
 Location: Essex coast living on a boat!
 Outfit:  Vango Stargrove 600xl
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Don't know if anyone remembers me, but I used to be quite active on here a few years ago.

Anyway, after a very turbulent couple of years with lots of change, a health scare, my mother became very ill in 2016, and finally passed away last December, I separated from my ex husband after 31 years together, divorced, started dating again a few months after we separated in 2017, met a lovely new man who I am due to marry next summer, moved in with him last summer from Bedford to the Essex coast to live on a boat (as you do) and many other things which I will not bore you with, I am delighted to finally be able to get back to tent camping again! I sold most of my other tents and folding camper and a lot of equipment but thankfully kept some 'just in case'

We bought a Vango Stargrove 600XL air tent last week, and are planning to use it on its maiden 'voyage' in July when we are off to Dorset for a week.

The real test of its mettle though will be in September, when we plan to go to Southern France and travel around for 3 weeks or so, will be very different from when I used to have everything but the kitchen sink with me when the kids were younger lol!

Looking forward to checking in on here a bit more, lots of tips and ideas are always nice to see, you never stop learning!

Jane.

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Enjoying life beyond kids, new love, living on a boat and a new lease of life in my mid 50s! Never too old to reinvent yourself.....

Mum to five - 4 girls, 31,28,25 and 22 and one boy, 20
Engaged! Wedding June 2020!



15/6/2019 at 3:48pm
 Location: Wirral
 Outfit:  Aztec Mardi Gras 3
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Welcome back - very glad to hear you have come through your bad times and are happy and looking ahead to some camping again!


via mobile 16/6/2019 at 8:58am
 Location: London
 Outfit: Vango Kalu Hypercamp Eldorado
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Exciting!


16/6/2019 at 9:01am
 Location: Cambs
 Outfit: Ford Duetto Autosleeper
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Wow what a year (yes remember you), glad you have come through it all and new adventures to be had, hope all goes well, I'm sure it will

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Duffs54      



20/6/2019 at 10:40pm
 Location: North Herts
 Outfit: Monterey4 Cabanon E
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Hi, yes of course I remember you! What a time you've had but it seems you are out the other side and I wish you well for all your new adventures and new life with your new man. And he likes camping!!! Defo a keeper

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21/6/2019 at 9:08am
 Location: Newton-le-Willows
 Outfit: Many tents and a Dandy.
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Could suit

.... https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/COLEMAN-DA-GAMA-5-MAN-TUNNEL-TENT-person-camping-family-large-2-bedrooms/183739255135?hash=item2ac7b6895f:g:85gAAOSwEN9bavvi

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Getting old isn't fun but the alternative is much worse.


21/6/2019 at 9:19am
 Location: Beautiful Warwickshire
 Outfit: Various tents
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Welcome back!

Good luck with the new turns your life has taken. All the best to you.


11/7/2019 at 10:22am
 Location: Essex coast living on a boat!
 Outfit:  Vango Stargrove 600xl
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Thanks all, its lovely to be back xxx

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Enjoying life beyond kids, new love, living on a boat and a new lease of life in my mid 50s! Never too old to reinvent yourself.....

Mum to five - 4 girls, 31,28,25 and 22 and one boy, 20
Engaged! Wedding June 2020!




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