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CAMPSITE I have had a few hardy campers arrive at the site since the main season was over. One of these was a lady with a Newfoundland dog. (1) It was called Poli after a wine. She said she called all her dogs after wines. Poli was 11 years old. As can be expected the […]

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CAMPSITE During the summer we had several examples of vans that had been converted into living quarters.  One of these was a Mercedes (1) which once you stepped inside you realised what a warm cosy place it was, especially as a wood burner had been installed. (2)  The owners were planning to extend the shower […]

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CAMPSITE Campers from Cambridge made a return to the campsite after an absence of 6 years.  They started staying here long before that – when there was no cabin, no hard standings and no electric hookups.  Their tent was still standing after a gale force wind because of expert tent pegging. (1)  This was followed […]

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CAMPSITE The animal safaris continued all summer and into September.  We needed to pick good apples that were wasp free.  (1) The cows got to know the sight and sound of my car because as soon as I got into the field for the last month it has been a case of driving quickly over […]

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CAMPSITE I have just started organising safaris up into the fields to see the animals. One involved part of a boy’s 5th birthday treat. (1, 2, 3) Yesterday we delivered the first fallen apples of the season to the cows which they devoured in no time. (4) The third one involved being transported in a […]

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CAMPSITE I spent a very interesting weekend watching the antics of 17 sausage dogs on the campsite. (1, 2) I gave the Silly Sausage Dog Services Group sole use of the site for their weekend booking. (3, 4, 5) They did all sorts of exciting games and activities with the Dachshunds during their time at […]

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CAMPSITE The first long weekend in May was quite busy. A big group which included people from South Africa and Zimbabwe invited me for one of their evening meals which involved a Potjie pot in which a beautiful thick stew (potjiekos) was cooked. (1) This consisted of beef, coke cola, red wine, onions, tomatoes and […]

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CAMPSITE I am always intrigued by all the accents I hear from people on the campsite. The gentleman in the photo had a lovely Bristol accent, while his wife had a very soft Welsh one. (1) I know when I first arrived in Sydney no one had ever heard my strong Dorset accent before and […]

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THE CAMPSITE It was good to have a steady flow of campers during the winter. A returner, who walked everywhere last year with his dog, arrived before Easter with a Life Cycle electric bike, and trailer for his dog Billy. (1) It is a very new bike and he has only done 100 miles on […]

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CAMPSITE Campers may wonder what the small white building attached to the double garage is. (1) The original plan was to have a disabled toilet built ready for the Jubilee weekend in June 2012. Unfortunately there were so many delays on every front during its planning and construction that it wasn’t started until November 2012. […]

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