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A perfect match - just in time for Valentine’s Day

After much deliberating they have created their perfect combination of car and caravan to allow us to enjoy plenty of fresh air (and hot breakfasts) when the fancy takes us.

Just a few miles down the road from our West Yorkshire home, in a village called Idle, where there is also an Idle Working Men’s Club (it’s true!), they stumbled across a delightful little Avondale Dart caravan.

Molly magThey have matched it with a 2006 Honda CRV, which the chauffeur believes is his ideal towing vehicle. Now all we need is a few days of spring-like weather and we’ll be off again on our travels, thoughts of winter firmly packed away with their wellies and woollies.

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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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Watch your step

We used the Viewranger app on a Samsung Gear smartwatch

I've recently had the opportunity to test the Viewranger mobile application on a Samsung Gear smartwatch.

For those of you unfamiliar with Viewranger, it's a navigational app that allows you to download a variety of map data and operates as a route-planning or GPS-style tracking system on your phone or tablet device.

And now it's available on watches too.

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Stuart Kidman is the magazine's Deputy Editor. He has been a journalist for ten years, writing for local newspapers before joining the Club in 2009. He loves camping and enjoys nothing better than trekking off into the wilderness to 'rough it' for a couple of nights.

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Even more practical than I realised – from Wacky Practicals

The Pack-Away Bucket in situ

This month it’s an unexpectedly practical use for a Wacky Practicals’ Pack-Away Bucket, featured in a Gear Guide on collapsible kit in March’s issue of Camping & Caravanning.

It was one of those please-get-me-a-container-quickly-or-you’ll-be-mopping-the-floor-for-hours moments. A standard bucket would have been too tall and a breakfast bowl’s capacity was too small (yes – I tried). Fortunately, a half-extended Pack-Away Bucket was perfect for catching the water as we removed the kitchen tap.

How did I ever manage without one?

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Candy Evans is Test Editor for Camping & Caravanning. She took a less conventional path into magazine journalism via physics and a decade in computer consultancy, turning to caravanning and writing during a career break as a full-time mum. Her interests are wide and include the Club’s Archive – though she’s careful to wash her hands after checking 1919 editions of the Club’s magazine to avoid lurking traces of influenza.

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