Although I am really looking forward to doing the show, one of the things I am NOT looking forward to doing is camping! As an exhibitor, we get free camping on site. I think thats great as its exhibitor only - (no general public are allowed to camp) and it obviously keeps costs right down, which is all important when you are trading. Up until getting the pass and exhibitor pack info, I didn't know what facilities would be available (ie how 'basic' the camping was going to be!). Now If I had one of the following; I would be dying to get on the campsite:
How cool is this matching car and trailer!
And gotta love an airstream - drool.
Unfortunately, this is more like my accomodation for the weekend!
Now I'm not vain or precious, but I am a bit of a clean freak and like to have a shower every morning. I had already been researching the local area to see where the nearest swimming pool/leisure centre was, so that I could go for an early swim and shower session if need be, but when I got the pack through I was more than pleased to see that fully working 'proper' toilets, SHOWERS and water would be available 24/7. Hurrah!
The reason I'm not so into camping is that I have done it a lot in the past, and in England it rains. A lot. All through summer. A lot.
When Michael and I first got together, and we had no money, we used to go camping for our summer holiday. The last time we did was about 8 years ago when we spent two full days, sat in our tent with torrential rain lashing at the side of the tent and thunder and lightning going on. Not been camping since!