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Why I’ll always be a caravan girl at heart

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Why I’ll always be a caravan girl at heart

I want to tell you a story. A story of growing up and seeing the school holidays stretched out before me. A story of UK beaches and fairgrounds and Punch and Judy and fish and chips and bacon sizzling on a makeshift gas stove. Of hammocks, of rainy days and brilliant board games. Of sea life centres and boats and awnings and tents.

I want to tell you a story about caravan holidays, and why I’ll always be a caravan girl at heart.

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A guide to boating on The Norfolk Broads

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A guide to boating on The Norfolk Broads

For years and years I’ve daydreamed about a canal boat holiday. Cruising along the water, waving to dog walkers, mooring up at the local pub for a Ploughman’s lunch and sunbathing on the deck. Pretty painted boats full of flowers, heart pints of local beer and huge slabs of homemade cake. Mr S and I shared these dreams with our friends, and luckily for us they are far more sensible.

You see, that daydream is likely to be constantly interrupted by the good old British weather, endless locks that take hours to open and close, long stretches of water without a pub and tiny living conditions. However there is a way to enjoy a holiday on the water without all that – by boating on The Norfolk Broads.

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Can music festivals be holidays too?

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Can music festivals be holidays too?

I am a huge fan of music festivals, and have been attending them since I was a teen with bad eyeliner and huge skater jeans. They were a rite of passage, a yearly pilgrimage to celebrate live music in all its raw, unadulterated glory. I’ve been lucky enough to attend some of the best festivals the UK has to offer including Glastonbury, Reading, Boardmasters, Download, Field Day and V Festival and I’ve lusted over many more (Kendall Calling & Bestival – I’m coming for you!). For the last 6 years I have attended Reading Festival without fail and its something I really look forward to every Summer.

For many of those 6 years, it was the only break I had. I have spent a good proportion of my twenties and thirties saving for something – a wedding, a house, house renovations – and so proper holidays were off the cards. However a festival was just about manageable and I would treat it like my summer holiday.

But can a music festival be a holiday too? Really? 

Here are some things you might not have considered:

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