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June 11, 2012


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Thank you for sharing your caravan life. I bring back memories from my childhood summers.


Sounds lovely, Lucy. All my childhood holidays were spent in the UK, mostly in the rain, and they were fabulous. You are creating wonderful memories for your children!


I truly marvel at your abilitity to have fun whatever the circumstances! I'm sure the LP's will remember these jolly jaunts for years to come.

annika gustad

What a day in the zoo!


Thank you for all the lovely pictures. I'm sorry the weather didn't cooperate, but it still sounds like you had a lovely time with your family. Those are the memories that will last a lifetime.


Lucy, I have really fond memories of family holidays, picnicing on the beach under a big piece of tarpaulin, a makeshift tent. Sounds like you guys had a ball, despite the weather.


Please adopt me (I'm only 57). Your family takes such wonderful holidays and I love the Connievan.

I remember all the holidays I had with my grandparents and parents in northern Michigan.


what a great photo of the cows !

that disco balls looks amazing !


How fun to share your holiday with you! A bit chilly and wet perhaps, but a lot of fun none-the-less :) Your Connie looks so cozy!


Looks like a good trip in the Connievan :)

We did our first trip in Bertie at the weekend - also the seaside - we stayed near Great Yarmouth in a lovely site we've used before - it was very quiet and we had loads of space to ourselves :)

I think I might have to join the C&C club as those sort of sites appeal greatly to us.


Reading about your adventures has bought back such happy memories of when we took our children caravanning. They had such great times and made so many friends and still talk about what they did. We still have the caravan which is a bit cramped for us all now, but soon they will be taking it off for holidays themselves!


What a fantastic break away. Our equivalent is Great Yarmouth, and I have similar feelings about it. I took my 19 kids (primary school teacher!) to the Sealife Centre there, and they loved every second of it!
Let's face it, it wouldn't be a British holiday without some dodgy weather thrown in.

PS: I featured you in my blog post today about my crochet beginnings. Thanks for all your help. Have a couple of coffees on me x


What a great trip you took us with you! I can understand your feelings about spending too much but be sure that at times it is good to spend on educational activities like these as our children grow up so fast that they won't be around for too long to do such things with us! Thanks for making my evening so enjoyable!AriadnefromGreece!


I have such fondmemories of caravan club sites, so much more freedom for families to enjoy their activities and make new friends. Memories that will last forever for you all - perfect holiday despite the rubbish English weather.

Deco Cat

Wow what a fabulous break you have had! Due to your posts you have inspired me to start a caravan saving fund. One ay I will get my dream!


What a fabulous week away - that dinosaur safari looks great. Your pasta-pesto comment made me smile - it's my 3s favourite dinners although we have the 3Ps (pasta, pesto, pease!) x


Hi, connievan is coming along nicely. I would love a caravan but have had to make do with a tent, mind you I do string up some bunting! :)


Even the name Puddle Cottage Park just tells you its going to be a lovely little site - I totally know where you are coming from about horrid holiday park places, defo best to avoid them. We're tenters in our family, but have often toyed with caravanning, there's nothing worse than tenting in the rain ... in fact we cancelled a planned trip to the south coast this weekend (thank goodness!) for that precise reason ... I just wondered if you all fit OK in the caravan, that's the one thing that holds us back - we have three kids too (8, 6, and 1), so I'd be really interested to know your opinion ... thanks :o)


Love your caravan parks..so much nicer than the commercialized RV parks here in the U.S. And Blackpool...I watch Last of the Summer Wine and when Blackpool is mentioned the connotation is negative...now I see why.

Such a wonderful time, I certainly enjoyed sharing in it via this post, and I'm certain the little ones will have fabulous memories.

I bet they will grow up and be very active-- 'doers', not content to just sit and watch. A rich heritage is being given them with each passing day and you can be proud of yourself for being such a good mum.


What a wonderful weekend! I sure admire your determination to go out and enjoy the outdoors - even in the rain.

Those buttery crumpets made my mouth water.


Your trip looks like lots of fun :)

We're a family of 5 too and i can so relate to how expensive places are too visit. Bit late for your trip but tesco baking flour are doing 2 for 1 vouchers for merlin attrations which include things like blackpool tower and sea life centres :)

Lisa Minton

What a lovely memory making getaway! You and your husband are SO good about getting out and taking the kids places. They WILL remember it and talk about it as they get older...trust me.
The curtains in Connievan look GREAT!


Great post ... whenever we visit Blackpool it always rains and not just little rain but torrential!!!! The weather didnt seem to dampen your familys fun - and am loving the name of your chosen campsite - so you - lol xxx


Sounds wonderful despite the weather! Like you, I have a very negative opinion on blackpool - (I can't say anything nice so I won't say any more!) - but I think you've done a great job photographing in a reasonable light and the zoo looks great - I didn't even know it had one!

Dave parents are fond of caravan club sites too and Puddle Cottage Park is such a delightful name!

Connievan is looking good - the new curtains look great too :)


All sounds lovely. I have very fond memories of childhood caravanning trip (at caravan club sites too!) Re the days out - do you get Tesco Clubcard vouchers? We use those for all our days out - they have a special promotion on at the moment - £2.50 in clubcard vouchers= £12.50 in days out tokens (there's a list of attractions on the Clubcard site where you can use them)

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