By: Blonde Two

The Two Blondes plus Little-Miss-Blonde have just had two nights in a proper-person-sized tent (as opposed to a squashed-person-sized tent). We had pillows, space for bags and one of us even wore actual pyjamas!

It was a lovely campsite but the tent had a little bit of a slope towards the door, which left me with a dilemma. The obvious way to sleep when you are in a tent is with your head towards the door. I am not sure who made this rule, but I think it is something to do with making a quick escape (a Blonde never knows when she might need to do so). However, I really don’t like downhill slumber and that blood rushing to your head feeling.

Night one saw Little-Miss-Blonde and Blonde One sticking to tradition and ignoring the slope. I opted for the head-away-from-the door position but didn’t really enjoy it. Facing opposite ways made chatter tricky, made the tent looked disorganised and was a bit confusing when I needed to get up in the middle of the night.

So for night two, I opted for a downhill, head towards door position. I had earlier advised two young ladies who were bemoaning their lack of pillows, to lay spare clothing under the head end of their sleeping mats, thus making a pillow-like lump; so I followed my own advice. I ended up with a bed that looked a bit like a ski-jump but it worked, giggling happened more easily, I knew where the door was and ironically – I didn’t need to use it in the middle of the night!