What’s so special about camping holidays you might ask? What with dodgy shared toilets, dodgy shared shower facilities and the risk of rain flooding your tent, to mention a few perils, is it worth it? Well, yes, it is worth it because the kids — who the experience was really for — had the best time of all. Soheila, my sister and her husband, Robert first suggested we go camping last year. I jumped at the suggestion knowing how much the twins would enjoy it. Varinder was less enthusiastic. So two weeks ago We all drove down from our house in Brussels to a place called La Tranche-sur-Mer on the Atlantic coat of France. The campsite had it’s own pool, an outdoor theatre, a laundrette and a snack bar. Further more, our tent was already erected, with comfy beds for 6 people, a fridge and a gas cooker. Also, we were only a quarter of a mile from a wonderful sandy beach. The boys made many Dutch and French friends as well as having the time of their lives running around the campsite, without us but with a small army of other kids aged between 2 and 6, laughing and screaming like midget hooligans. And as for Varinder, even she had fun. Here are some pictures which I hope you will enjoy.