Camping with children??EEK!

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  1. Isobel1965

    Isobel1965 Gold Member

    Right - in 24 hours, I'm off to sunny Scarborough with my 3 kids. Has anyone got any tips for making the experience as stress-free as possible for me?
    Am starting to get colly-wobbles about it lol.

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  3. DQ

    DQ Queen of the Damned

    Headphones and trashy novels?! :D :p
     
  4. Isobel1965

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    Ah but my youngest can't read yet LMTO!

    Good idea tho - might have to nick my eldest's ipod and find a happy place! lol

    love
     
  5. DQ

    DQ Queen of the Damned

    I'm off with my brood in mid-August, and I fully intend to take a huge stack of books and a personal CD player!! After all, it's my holiday too! :rolleyes: :D
     
  6. matty

    matty Regular Member

    Difficult holidays

    Well, my holidays did not go at all as planned this year, I went with my boyfriend of less than a year and realised while on hols that the relationship was not for me at all and sadly we parted company afterwards.
    So good luck with yours Isobel, that can't happen with your children anyway!
    Matty
     
  7. Isobel1965

    Isobel1965 Gold Member

    Wanna bet? lol

    Sorry to hear that, hun - but if he wasn't for you - there will be plenty others who are!

    Have fun looking, anyway!
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  8. devonbabe

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    ive only been camping once, on Dartmoor. it rained overnight so at about 3am i got out of my sleeping bag and drove home, left them all there
     
  9. DQ

    DQ Queen of the Damned

    Absolutely PMSL!!!! There you go Isobel, that would work!! :eek:
     
  10. Isobel1965

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    Yeah and when the social services lady drags my bedraggled three back home with a police escort, I'll just hide behind the sofa! Perfect! LMTO!

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    love
     
  11. Isobel1965

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    Oh bluddy hell- 12 hours before I have to set off and I got palpitations just thinking about it!
    Loading up the car - driving there - putting the fecken tent up - aarrrggghhh!!!!!!

    Wish me luck, everyone! I will surely need it!
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  12. DQ

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    You'll be fine honey!! My theory with holidays is to keep them fed, watered and entertained and pretty much everything else takes care of itself!! Books, puzzles, etc for rainy days; football, swingaball for playtime; and a little bit of spending money each to buy what they want!

    The best thing about where we are going this year is that they have 'Kiddies Clubs' so we know there are going to be plenty of things for them to do. Essential when you consider there are 9 of us going altogether and age ranges goes from 2 - 13 years with the kids, and 40 y/o children *ahem* men!! :rolleyes:
     
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    You'll be fine girl!!! Chill out!! As far as erections and putting up tents-don't sweat it hun;) There's bound to be some willing male offering to help a helpless (NOT!) female in her hour of need. Just smile sweetly and let him do it for you-it'll make his day! LOL....:cool: and voila.....a tent appears!!
     
  14. Mini

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    Hi Isobel,

    I hope you have a great holiday.

    When we as children went for a long drive in the car we sang songs and counted the different colours of cars; coloured cars were a novelty in my day:(

    Just found our favourite song!!!


    This Old Man
    Traditional Children's Song Lyrics

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    This old man, he played one
    He played knick-knack on my thumb
    Knick-knack paddywhack, give your dog a bone
    This old man came rolling home

    This old man, he played two
    He played knick-knack on my shoe
    Knick-knack paddywhack, give your dog a bone
    This old man came rolling home

    This old man, he played three
    He played knick-knack on my knee
    Knick-knack paddywhack, give your dog a bone
    This old man came rolling home

    This old man, he played four
    He played knick-knack on my door
    Knick-knack paddywhack, give your dog a bone
    This old man came rolling home

    This old man, he played five
    He played knick-knack on my hive
    Knick-knack paddywhack, give your dog a bone
    This old man came rolling home

    This old man, he played six
    He played knick-knack on my sticks
    Knick-knack paddywhack, give your dog a bone
    This old man came rolling home

    This old man, he played seven
    He played knick-knack up in heaven
    Knick-knack paddywhack, give your dog a bone
    This old man came rolling home

    This old man, he played eight
    He played knick-knack on my gate
    Knick-knack paddywhack, give your dog a bone
    This old man came rolling home

    This old man, he played nine
    He played knick-knack on my spine
    Knick-knack paddywhack, give your dog a bone
    This old man came rolling home

    This old man, he played ten
    He played knick-knack once again
    Knick-knack paddywhack, give your dog a bone
    This old man came rolling home

    This song is available on The Uncle Brothers' Two Big Kids.
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  15. DQ

    DQ Queen of the Damned

    Shock, horror, you couldn't possibly be suggesting play on a the male ego to get them to do summat?! :eek: :rolleyes:

    Learnt it at my Mother's knee - that woman has never had to carry her own luggage in her life! ;)
     
  16. Isobel1965

    Isobel1965 Gold Member

    Lol - thanks guys - had calmed right down until I heard the weather forecast! Thunderstorms!!!!! OMG!!!!

    Where's the nearest Travelodge???? lol

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    See ya tomorrow, Lacey-baby!!! Can't wait to see you again, darling!!!!
    love


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  17. Isobel1965

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    Sweetie - when have you EVER known me not to be able to get an erection out of a man? LMTO!!!!
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    Ooops - bit rude for this early in the morning - but I have been without Eric for a whole 36 hours now! lol

    See ya soon,
    love
     
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  19. matty

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    Andrea Bocelli

    Hope holiday is going well Isobel and that the kids are having a good time and giving you a bit of time to yourself.
    Had lovely weekend, was at an Andrea Bocelli concert and he is soooooooooo gorgeous, I am in love with him! He is so charismatic...it was a wonderful experience.
    Love Matty
     
  20. Mini

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    Hope your camping holiday is going well, the weather has been okay here, well apart from a down pour around Sligo the other day:rolleyes:

    Looking forward to seeing you soon, miss you:cool:

    Love Mini xxx
     
  21. Isobel1965

    Isobel1965 Gold Member

    OOh - I do lurve a charismatic man!!! And one who can sing too - OMG!!!!

    Oh you've got me started now - eeek! lol

    love
     
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