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21/07/2012

Getting our Glamp On

So last week we braved the floods and downpour and decided that the bad weather wouldn't stop us from doing some sort of camping this year. As it's been such awful weather we opted not to sleep under canvas but instead stayed in an eco off-grid camping pod in Bude, Cornwall.


Eden Project




























I lived in Cornwall for a year a few years ago so it was nice to be back and we the new addition to the family. It was also nice to have time away from technology with there being no wifi and I didn't even take the laptop as I didn't want the temptation of being able to watch a DVD but instead savour the moments with John and Mr A, reading books and having good conversations. The pod was still pretty basic in the way it had no form of heating, no electric and the toilets were outside. But it did have a bed with memory foam (need to have this at home!) and an amazing outside gas bbq but because of the weather we didn't have much chance of using it except braving the downpour and wind to try and boil the kettle for morning coffee - a must. The pods where located on a farm which provided hours of fun for Mr A as he got acquainted with the very friendly farm dog, angry geese and tractors.

During the trip we visited Tintagel and we were going to walk up to the castle where King Arthur was apparently born as it was a pretty dry day until the weather turned torrential and we got caught in such heavy rain we thought it was not a good idea walking on a cliff top so instead we had a traditional pub lunch and a cornish pasty (well you have to try at least one in Cornwall). We also went to the Eden project, which was so huge and a real sight and very enjoyable, despite being over-priced with regards to the food sold in the project.

Glamping Cornwall

Glamping Cornwall

Mother and Son



One of the highlights of the trip, located next to the campsite was a vintage American diner - which had come all the way from America! Everything was original and the staff where fully decked out in vintage attire, selling only american diner fayre and also having their own Man Vs Food challagne of 9 9inch pancakes each an inch thick stacked up with tones of butter and maple syrup - to this day no one has yet to conqure the beast. Check out Mimi's Diner facebook page here


American diner

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