CAMPSITE I was interested to learn from a recent camper that he spends a lot of his spare time doing up recycled caravans. The caravan he used at Bluntshay was in fact one of them. (1, 2, 3) It seems that some enthusiastic campers may spend a huge sum of money on a very up […]

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CAMPSITE I had a very busy August Bank holiday weekend, perhaps the best one yet: but the end of July and August were rather disappointing with the number of bookings down. I guess that I have too much competition in the area as new campsites seem to be popping up all over the place in […]

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CAMPSITE I continue to be educated about all the elaborate units that visit the campsite. (1, 2) This enterprising couple were trying out their VW T6 with a Slidepod unit. They are handmade in Devon and are specially designed to fit into VW vans and provide sink, gas hob, storage and shower attachment which slide […]

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CAMPSITE I continue to have an array of very interesting campers staying at the site. A couple travelled down from The Wirral on Merseyside to this area to attend the Wessex Working Dog Trials at Upottery in Devon. (1) This is a Kennel Club competitive dog sport and is open to any type or breed. […]

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CAMPSITE I have had a very busy May on the site. A large group, ‘The Wild Bunch’ came in the middle of the month and took over the whole campsite. (1) They had a whale of a time, even bringing their own barrel of beer, (2) and will be coming back at the same time […]

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THE CAMPSITE We had a really sunny Easter. It seems that it was the best one for 70 years! This was very good for the campsite, as there were lots of people staying for the whole weekend or just over night. The clothes line was used for the first time this year. (1) A Hungarian […]

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THE CAMPSITE Painting has started at last, although we won’t be finished before Easter unfortunately. The front steps (1) of the cabin now look brilliant but make the door and the front walls appear quite scruffy. The walls of the kitchen had a coat of “powdered clay” (2, 3) as did one wall in the […]

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To all my readers. Many apologies for the lateness of this month’s newsletter. I have struggled with very frustrating Internet problems preventing me from uploading the photos for this edition. CAMPSITE Tidying up around the place ready for the main season has stalled somewhat because my gardener/handyman is convalescing for a few weeks after an […]

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CAMPSITE Bookings have been coming in for 2019 for some weeks now. One person, who will be bringing 2 separate large groups to the campsite in August, has recently done a ‘recci’ on 4 locals sites, and mine was the one chosen! Looking at the campsite and surrounding area in January with the garden appearing…

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CAMPSITE December was a very quiet month on the campsite, which gave me time to sort out my farm and campsite accounts ready for the auditor – although I still have to finalise everything. There is always lots of tidying up to do around the farm out of season including the fire pits being moved […]

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