In twelve days time it will be Easter, and providing nothing untoward happens to scupper my plans I'll be off on my first camping break of this year. I've booked a pitch for four nights at Felin Uchaf, the quiet little site near Corwen in North Wales, and only yesterday I ordered a new tent to replace my old one which suffered a horrendous and irreparable tear in the roof last summer.
I may or may not be accompanied by my son who is still off work following the broken ankle he sustained last year, but whether he's with me or I'm on my own I'm really looking forward to this break after six months of not camping. The current weather is windy, bitterly cold and with the remains of last night's snow lingering on various grassy areas, but I'm keeping my fingers crossed that in the next twelve days it does an about turn and becomes warmer and sunnier for Easter - I can live in hope I suppose!
- Hi! I'm Eunice and I live in Bolton, Lancashire, with my two dogs Sophie and Sugar and an assortment of cats - well it used to be Sophie and Sugar, now it's Sophie and Poppie. I first began camping back in 1997 when my then partner took me to Anglesey for my birthday weekend. We slept in the back of the car - a hatchback - using the cushions off the settee at home as a mattress, and cooked and brewed up on a single burner camping stove. The site was good, the views were great, the weather fantastic and I was completely hooked. Following that weekend we got a two-man tent and some proper accessories and returned to Anglesey two weeks later, then over time we progressed to a three-man tent followed by an old trailer tent, then a new trailer tent, a campervan and finally a caravan. When my partner decided that the grass was greener on the other side of the street - literally - in April 2009 and I suddenly found myself alone after fifteen years, I decided there was no way I was going to give up camping and caravanning if I could cope on my own. This blog is the story of my travels, trials and tribulations since becoming a solo camper - I hope you like it