Perfect Bank Holiday

People are funny old things.  Today after months of people telling us it is too cold, or it is too wet, or too cloudy I was taken aback to hear it is now too hot!  To be fair it has been baking and everyone who walked through the door had a pinkish glow to them…
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In fact the whole of the bank holiday has been back-to-back sunshine, and we have had a park of very happy campers.  Is there anything better than sitting outside your tent/caravan/motorhome, barbecue on, sun glowing in the distance, beer in hand in good company – that has to be what camping is all about.

On Thursday the girls and I are going camping – to where else – Little Winnick.  My tent is in the wildflower meadow ready for ‘Camp Wild(ish)’ – a family event with Forest School, a campfire and much more.  We are so excited about the event, the first we hope of many so watch this space for more details.  The camp starts on Friday but the girls and I are heading down a day early to get settled in – we had a trial run with the sleeping bags this weekend while I was away with them.  Let’s just say I even managed a night in a toddler sleeping bag thanks to our youngest preferring the duvet.  I couldn’t move and felt like a worm, but I think a night in a child’s sleeping bag is quite an achievement.

The girls and I visited my brother in Southampton this weekend, we got to see the biggest cruise ship in the world and went on lots of adventures.  On the way we went on the A38 and on the way back the A30 (I don’t like going the same way twice within a few days of each other).  As soon as turned onto the A30 we fit traffic due to an accident.  Luckily it cleared quick.  But on Friday a fatal accident on the A30 caused hours of queues.    I am not going to advise you which way is best, it depends on the day what the traffic is like, but listen to traffic news and choose your route into Cornwall carefully and if all else fails come prepared – have snacks and drinks in the cars and something to keep you all entertained if you do hit the dreaded traffic jams.  My one piece of major advice is to use a map and don’t rely on Sat Nat.  Sat Nat currently takes you down a horrible hairpin bend in St Austell – you don’t need to take this road to get to us, I think it is Sat Nav laughing at your expense – come down the St Austell bypass and then turn right onto A390 towards Truro.  At the McDonalds roundabout turn left towards Mevagissey – will save you a lot of hassle!

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