It's February half term. Destination Northern Ireland. Our suitcases are packed full of wellies, woolly hats, hot water bottles and even my trusty compact Cadac barbecue. We are heading on an adventure to camp and eat.
2016 is officially Northern Ireland's Year of Food, a time to promote the best of this unassumingly beautiful country's producers, growers, chefs, cafes, bakers and brewers. In the interests of Eat Local and my appetite, this seems like a great excuse to visit.
Left to my own devices, I'd be launching myself from one great plate of food to another, but this is a family trip, with husband and two children in tow so I've put together a mixed itinerary to keep everyone happy.
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Ali Ray is as passionate about camping as she is about eating and cooking with locally produced food. You can read more from Ali in Camping & Caravanning and online.