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Molly has stars in her eyes

The clocks are about to go forward, the evenings are lighter and warmer and those campsites are looking increasingly attractive... I just love twilight walks on coastal paths, or sauntering through a seaside town with all its smells, sights and sounds.

The maid and the chauffeur enjoy people watching with a cup of tea and a snack outside a café, while Ted and I check out the other canine companions walking past at shin height. To tell the truth, Ted does the checking while I gaze up with big, watery brown eyes just in case one of my two-legged companions drops a sliver of cheese or a crumb of cake.

There’s something magical about soaking up the atmosphere of a seafront after the cafés have closed, and the crowds that packed the beach and promenade have left for home.

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Molly and Ted are travelling terriers - borders without borders who visit UK campsites in a motorhome. Chatty Molly offers tips for places to stay and shares some of her holiday capers.

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Molly welcomes spring... and a holiday

Hello again! My fur is beginning to moult so that can only mean one thing - spring is here and I need to shed my tatty old winter coat. It also means it’s time to think seriously about setting off on our travels.

Molly & Ted St David'sThe maid has put brushings from my coat outside in a wall of ivy, so that baby blue tits can keep warm and snug if their parents are sharp-eyed enough to spot my cast-offs when building their nests.

I’ve decided I’d like to go back to St David’s, on the Pembrokeshire coast. We went when I was a pup three years ago, and Ted - who doesn’t like water, as a rule - and I both enjoyed paddling in a stream that runs alongside the cathedral.

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Molly and Ted are travelling terriers - borders without borders who visit UK campsites in a motorhome. Chatty Molly offers tips for places to stay and shares some of her holiday capers.

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Ted needs a holiday

As a caring canine chum, I really feel it’s time my pal Ted had a holiday. He’s getting a little stressed. I know this because he is busy ‘franking’ mail with his teeth as it pops through the letterbox.

Molly and Ted enjoying the beachThe good news is that missives have started arriving from campsite owners, imploring us to go back and savour their lovely walks to the beach and splendid views from their grassy pitches.

The chauffeur and the maid tend to be creatures of habit and often make bold plans to set off somewhere new and exciting. The wilds of northern Scotland, perhaps, or even a trip that would mean Ted and I having to obtain a ‘pet passport’. Then, as the day before the holiday arrives, they say to each other: “Shall we go back to Weymouth/Scarborough/Cromer?”

I must say my favourite Club Site so far is Scarborough in Field Lane, off Burniston Road.
It’s open and spacious, ideal for a short trek to a breath-taking coastal walk. It’s a bus ride (buses stop right outside the site) or a bracing walk into Scarborough if you prefer. And the good news for cost-conscious folk is that this Club Site is one of those that will be £4.50 cheaper per night in high season this year for families, compared with last year’s prices.

So why not grab a bargain and, if you’ve not been before, try it yourself this summer?
You never know, you might see me (and Ted!) there. That’s if we're not at Weymouth or Cromer...

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Molly and Ted are travelling terriers - borders without borders who visit UK campsites in a motorhome. Chatty Molly offers tips for places to stay and shares some of her holiday capers.

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