CAMPSITE The sign is still there saying we are open all year, but of course we are not until the restrictions change. (1)  The cabin and campsite are being kept neat and tidy with attractive pot plants outside, (2) and with a field of buttercups nearby just coming into bloom. FARM My niece, Eleanor,  decided […]

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THE CAMPSITE Since the lockdown, for the Easter holidays there have been a few people who have tried to book. I was surprised by this after all the publicity on the media telling people not to leave their homes. Hopefully things will get back to normal before the end of the summer holidays and I […]

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CAMPSITE This is the last time for a while that I shall be writing about actual campers as I have been asked to close the campsite as of tonight. I have recently had a few interesting people who have stayed on the campsite, including someone who had driven from Kent in one go on her […]

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CAMPSITE The Bottings came back to Bluntshay for a few days so that they could place chicken wire near the bottom of the newly erected deer fence on their proposed apple orchard plot. (1) This was to keep out the rabbits.  (2, 3)  It needs 2 people to unroll the chicken wire.  It was then […]

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CAMPSITE We had our first camper of the year last week who stayed overnight using Bluntshay as a half way stop on his way to Cornwall.  He was impressed by the campsite and hopes to bring his family to stay for a longer period later in the year.  I had to buy a new floor […]

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CAMPSITE There has been so much rain for many weeks that even Dave and Daniel Botting have not been back on the campsite to continue with their orchard work further down Bluntshay Lane.  When it was dry enough for a day or two I had to get the grass mown in November. (1)  Stephen Lee […]

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CAMPSITE The cabin has now been closed down for the winter with no running water, and all the appliances covered with blankets.  Of course the shower down at the side of the farm house is still open for campers.  I have left a water container in the kitchen with an electric kettle for campers to […]

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CAMPSITE This section is not actually about the campsite itself, but tells of a camper who stays on a regular basis because he and his son Daniel bought a 10 acre field and Dave needed local accommodation. Dan and Dave had been talking about creating an orchard for about 5 years.  When the field came […]

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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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