Glamping and the essentials

When I told my friends that I was going camping or “glamping” – as my tent had a bed and there was hot water – a few of them laughed. Even after I returned from my trip and told them where I had been the previous week, they still didn’t believe me. The disbelief was in the words of my New Yorker friend, Aaron, who emailed me saying, “Camping! You? Where were you camping in the four seasons?!!”

So Aaron, just to prove I was not lying, here is where my home lay last week:




These luxury bell tents really are a home away from home and for me the best of both worlds. Whilst I had the comfort of a bed, the cool nights last week and the hoots of the owls and natural sounds of birds and insects really did make me feel like I was a long way from civilisation. Luckily this cute glamping site in South Hams, Devon, had all my survival needs covered with a cosy bed and a hot shower a short walk away. To view Luxury glamping at Sun-Ridge, click here.

With every great camping trip comes preparation and with my hunter wellies and waterproofs all packed, there was only my essential toiletries to tick off the list (with a little help from my friends at You’re probably wondering whether such essentials are required in the UK. Well yes! Protection from the sun’s rays (for the beach) and insect repellent for those ‘jungle’ (okay hill/ wood) walks is mandatory.

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My Glamping Essential Kit* contains:

Bite and Sting Relief Click-It – £5.69 Hate bites from mosquitos, horseflies and nettles? Well click it works by giving a small plazo-electric charge to bites and stings to relieve the urge to scratch.

Boots Repel Insect Repellent Spray £5.99  For protection from mosquitoes, midges and other biting insects. Boots repel is a non-greasy, quick-drying formulation with a light and subtle fragrance.

Piz Buin Instant Glow Skin Illuminating Sun Spray SPF30 – £17 Infused with light reflecting pearls, this spray instantly illuminates your skin with a beautiful subtle golden shimmer, enhancing your natural skin tone whilst providing immediate and effective UVA/UVB protection.

Anti Blister Stick – £3.89 – This stick can be applied wherever you need it, instantly protecting your feet from friction and chafing.

Soltan Dry Touch Face Cream SPF30 £5.50  Face cream with ultra protection against long-term skin damage and premature ageing caused by the sun.

Soltan Active Ultra Resistance Suncare Protection Stick SPF50 – £3.50 This powerful, sweat resistant suncare stick provides ultra and continuous protection from the elements. Great for avoiding sticky hands after applying suncream!

To Create your own Glamping Kit click here.

Mrs J xx

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