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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

Saturday February 19th 2012 - First weekend booked!

Well after a very rapid change of plan I've now booked my first weekend this year. My original intention had been to go to Derbyshire for the Easter weekend, to a site I've never been to before, but I hadn't actually got round to booking it. I realised that if I didn't book soon I was running the risk of not being able to get a pitch but if that turned out to be the case then I would just go back to Anglesey - I can always go there when all else fails. However, the UKCS 'single parents and solo campers' group - aka the 'camping for nutters' group - have decided to have another get together, this time at a site in north Wales, and when I looked at the map book to find out where it is I realised what a great alternative it would be.

Looking at the camp site's own website it looks like a lovely place, set in the grounds of a castle, not too far from a small town and only about ten minutes from the beach, so in a great location. It's probably just over half the distance from home to Anglesey so not as far to drive, and within easy reach of Llandudno, Deganwy and Rhos-on-Sea which are all places I'd thought about exploring next time I go to Anglesey. So with all that in mind I've scrapped my original plans, added my name to the group list, phoned the camp site and booked my pitch - fingers crossed the weather will be as good as it was last Easter. I feel excited just thinking about it - simple things please simple minds I suppose - and can't wait to start packing the van with all my gear. Even Sophie and Sugar wagged their tails when I told them we would be going away! So Manorafon Farm here we come!

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