I am currently writing a feature for Camping magazine on the challenges — and rewards — of single parent family camping which got me thinking back to the first time I took my two children by myself. Two years on from that first trip I haven’t a clue how I did it but somehow I did, discovering on the way the joy of a glass of wine shared with friends as you watch your children run themselves into the ground — not caring that bedtime is long past. I’ve already got a summer of long weekend camping trips planned, a website that I started last year to add to (www.kidsandcamping.co.uk) and much more fun to be had. Now does anyone know when it’s due to stop raining?!