Wednesday, 22 August 2012

Important message about our photos on Blogger

We've been using Blogger since 2007, posted over 140 posts and uploaded hundreds of photos. It now seems all those images have somehow been lost or deleted by Blogger and replaced by a black square with an exclamation mark in the middle.

It appears, at the moment, that our only option is to painstakingly re-upload all the photos again.   One by one.  Individually.  Luckily we have them all saved on our server. 

So until and unless someone can tell us how we restore our photos, all we can do is work through each blog posting and re-upload the photos.  This will take time, lots and lots of time, time we can't really spare, so please bear with us and meanwhile if ANYONE can help with restoring our photos, please do get in touch.  We've contacted Google but . . . . .



Wednesday, 1 August 2012

Camping Pod Life at Eskdale Campsite, Cumbria

It all started with a simple tweet from @AvailablePitch: "Anyone stayed in a pod or wigwam? What's it like"?  Straight back came a reply from Eskdale Campsite "Come and stay with us - our guest - first campsite in UK to have pods."  A quick phone call later and we were booked in for late June - you know - when the weather is at it's very best . . . . . .!?

Formerly Hollins Farm Campsite, Eskdale Campsite is now a Camping and Caravanning Club franchise site run by enthusiastic and hard working husband and wife owners Martyn and Sarah Merckel and a team of friendly assistant wardens.

Campsites like this are getting fewer with the onslaught of hard-standings, electric hook-ups, free wifi and TV cables.  There's none of that at Eskdale Campsite.  Purists, Martyn and Sarah believe in basic camping at it's best, but with the important essentials like 5* shower block, loads of hot water, a well stocked shop (with all those items you have forgotten), a drying room and most of all a warm welcome to people of all ages from 9 weeks to 96 years, whether they are in a tent, a campervan or hiring a camping pod. 

Oh, they also have a wonderfully cosy Camping Barn  with a wood burning stove (logs provided) which sleeps up to 8 people. 

Talking of camping pods (as in the title) - more in the next blog . . . . .

Above images copyright AvailablePitch July 2012

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