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Are your tyres an accident waiting to happen

Posted by Sharon Eason on 16 May 2012 | 0 Comments

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Are your tyres an accident waiting to happen.[http://sharoneason.blogspot.co.uk/2012/05/are-your-tyres-accident-waiting-to.html] My caravan will be two at the end of the month.  

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Fire and Fumes

Posted by on 10 May 2012 | 0 Comments

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At the risk of appearing to jump onto the band wagon, I want to remind everyone to check that their gas and electricity systems are safe. Too many accidents have happened in the past few days, see http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-17980441 and http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-shropshire-17981586, and it is vital that we prevent recurrences.  How safe are you? Do you have a working smoke alarm in your caravan?  OK it is a nuisance when it does not recognise toast or crisping bacon, but it is very simple to press the 'silence' button when you are cooking, and it might save your life at other times. Do you have a carbon monoxide (gas) sniffer in your caravan?  They are not yet...

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Genetics - or food faddies

Posted by on 3 May 2012 | 0 Comments

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The Daily Telegraph http://www.telegraph.co.uk/foodanddrink/foodanddrinknews/9241088/Vegetarians-may-be-genetically-disposed-to-avoid-meat.html suggests that people who 'don't like the smell of meat' may be genetically programmed that way.  Fine, wonderful, but they should not be allowed to insist that everyone should become vegetarian, or imply that a vegetarian diet is in some way superior for the health of the nation. Personally, I am allergic to nickel.  Nickel is found in a huge range of vegetables, and so if I and many other people with a similar problem were to eat those foods, the result is an extremely unpleasant and persistent eczema.  How healthy is that? Why do we never see any articles about the negative effects of a vegan diet, or...

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Insuring your caravan- a guide

Posted by Rachael Miller of moneysupermarket.com on 1 May 2012 | 0 Comments

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Rachael Miller from moneysupermarket.com has offered this advice to everyone who owns or is thinking of buying a caravan.  It is timely advice coming at the beginning of the summer holiday season.  No one wants to think about the worst happening to them, but with proper insurance the blow can be softened. If you are looking to buy a caravan or already have one then it is vital to ensure that you have the right insurance in place.  The type of caravan insurance that you need depends on the type of caravan that you have and what you will be using it for. Here are the three main types of...

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Safety Tips for New Caravanners

Posted by on 26 April 2012 | 0 Comments

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Do you believe in co-incidence?  Try this.

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Can you live without electricity?

Posted by on 23 April 2012 | 0 Comments

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Helping a new to caravanning couple equip their first ever caravan this weekend lead me to thinking how things have changed over the years - especially the priority equipment.  Their number one must have??? A mains hook up lead, of course. So started an interesting debate.  On my left, the diehard traditionalists who believe that mains power to a caravan is a sacrilege and on my right the new caravanners and those of us who have the latest models that really are not designed to run on gas and 12V alone for more than a couple of nights in an emergency. Which side of the fence do I sit on?  Problem...

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A Big Thank you to Kelly from Food Matters

Posted by on 18 April 2012 | 0 Comments

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Kelly has kindly added five recipes this month, suitable for cooking on a BBQ.  They are all low fat recipes with loads of taste.  She has used Tabasco sauce and Dijon mustard, both of which come in small sizes suitable for storing in the caravan.  These meals look so tempting, I think they will be on my menu at home, especially when the weather improves and we can eat in the garden in the evening.  Once again, thank you Kelly.  A new recipe is published each month on http://www.foodmatters.co.uk/

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Improving mealsinfields

Posted by on 18 April 2012 | 0 Comments

The major overhaul of mealsinfields is now in progress.  On Friday last week we agreed some major changes with the website designers, Devmac of Burton on Trent, which will make the website easier to use for everyone.  The changes need some serious programming so please bear with us for a couple of months whilst we make sure that everything is ready and that all the recipes and all the information on where to stop, shop and dine are properly migrated to the new system. What can you expect?  Here is a short list of the most important changes - many of which are in response to your requests.

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Coeliac Awareness Week - 14 - 20 May

Posted by on 17 April 2012 | 0 Comments

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Did you know that one in every hundred people has coeliac disease?  It is a condition which affects the immune system and has no cure, but is managed by diet.  Details of the disease and its management can be found on http://www.coeliac.org.uk. It strikes me that feeding yourself or your family with a gluten free diet should not be too difficult.  Choose recipes which are not based on bread, cakes, pastry or pasta and you really do not have a problem in knowing what is safe to eat.  Check out our recipe section and you will find plenty of really filling meals using fresh local produce which do not contain gluten. I...

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