Am I turning into Victor Meldrew?

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  1. simbadog

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    Just back from a week in the depths of Cornwall at a campsite. I can only liken it to spending a week parked in a school playground :eek: Impossible to get any peace due to the amount of kids running around like lunatics with as far as we could see, no parental control whatsoever. :madder:
    Suppose it serves me right for booking, but I thought the little darlings would still be at School?
     
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  2. Hollyberry

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    It's not Cornwall but I can recommend a lovely site at Ipplepen near Newton Abbot. Beautifully kept site, owned by very friendly couple.
    And it's adults only.

    I can sympathise. I was a teacher for 25 years, still don't like kids much.
     
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    Simbadog, your post really struck a cord with us, as we are currently on a wonderful site just outside Littleport, Cambs and alongside the River Ouse. It's an adults only site, and the owner doesn't even allow children in here as visitors ! It's as quiet as quiet can be.........absolute bliss. Adults only is the answer. (y)
     
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    Cambs? Ouse? in the same sentence :whistle:
     
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    Adults only near the Ouse
    Manor Farm
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    you should have asked them about the fines for missing school in their area

    they were unlikely to ask you round for drinks any way I would guess :D
     
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    Techno100 : Get your school atlas out immediately ! ;)
     
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    Great being an ammendment :LOL:
     
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    Simba .... they would have been foreigners from up north with them short people.
    schools have only just broken up down here in the main.
    Better half is a teacher so any break away is away from them .... and I like peace and calm ......

    and lots of wine:)
     
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    I'm having the same problem right now and only reinforces why I dislike campsites ,currently on a site in france in "St question en tourmont" in lille ....there's what I can only describe as a rave still ongoing at 11.20 ...i wish my french was better as the owner of the site would get an earful , only came in to a site tonight as we catch ferry from calais first thing Friday morning so probably park at dock tommorrow night and the other half wanted a shower and a chilled BBQ etc

    The sign outside said €15 for van and 2 ..We somehow got charged €18.40 with no electric by a half cut french man ....sited us 3 spaces from the park full of noisy kids...shower tokens €1 gives you 7 minutes of hell with water going of every 2 seconds hoards of young lads charging in and out of shower block throwing things around and banging doors, disco started at 9 pm and is still going ...meanwhile owner/warden is siting getting pissed with a group of guys outside his office didn't seem the least bit concerned when I tried to tell him kids were trashing the shower block

    If I didn't have a BBQ still lit I'd be off


    Give me wild camping anytime
     
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    I don't believe it, hee hee
     
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    That is why we are staying at home for the next 6 weeks .

    Hell is other people ! (Sartre)
     
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    Incidentally that rave/disco I mentioned is still going on at 1 pm and shows no sign of stopping soon

    Thank god for trip advisor as I've just left them a lovely review

    Officially the worst site I've ever been on
     
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    And there's another River Ouse in Sussex!! That's 3 of them!
     
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    It was half term in Devon last week, probably the same elsewhere. So if you want it quiet, especially by the sea, avoid school holidays and half-terms.
     
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    I think adults get to a campsite open the cage and let the little buggers out till its time to go home, last week-end I had tell off a load of lads who where running around with water blaster s in and out of toilet block- which I clean !! Gree
     
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    That`s it! Pull up with the MH ,kick the kids out, hook up , get out beer.(y) Then--

    Wait for all the Victor Meldrews in the area to come out of hiding with faces like thunder,and say to the Mrs, "Look dear , there`s a grumpy old sod over there"

    These new fangled water blasters are complicated to fill for kids, so i usually do the filling up while my little soldiers go off and squirt other louder kids and the odd miserable moaner.

    It`s just like Gaza there at times, don`t know how campers can possibly put up with it.

    Maybe next time i`ll tie them up , give them orders to ,---- Sit down ,be quiet,don`t move don`t run, just like those older folks over there:D
     
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    Bunch of miserable old moaners.

    Spend all your time with old people and you will get older even quicker.


    JJ :cool:
     
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    I'm quite happy to spend time with young people providing they have basic social skills & manners :RollEyes:
     
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