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Pits & Bits Towel Off Personal Care Reviewed

Pits & Bits Towel Off Personal Care Reviewed

Disclaimer: Firstly a disclaimer. Pits and Bits sent me a free sample of their personal care products for my own use in return for a review of their products.

The Products: Pits & Bits Towel Off Shampoo & Pits & Bits Towel Off Body Wash.

These products are designed for your personal hygiene needs when you don’t have access to running water or a shower block. To use them all that’s required is to pour a quantity on to your hair to rub in and then dry with a towel and then to do likewise with the parts of your body you wish to freshen up and then towel yourself dry again.

It’s ideal where access to a shower block is restricted or unavailable to campers or the queue for the block is too long to be worth waiting for, a common problem at overrun festivals. It’s also ideal after playing sports such a round of golf, a game of tennis or cricket etc where the clubhouse, pavilion or changing rooms are closed. Simply tip a quantity of the shampoo over you and then the body wash (it’s best to do both separately for better results) and towel dry.

Likewise if you’re travelling on a long journey they’ll again be useful for freshening up, or indeed if there’s a day or two you need to go out and don’t have the time for a bath or shower.

I’ve now used the products several times and they do exactly what they say. You feel fresh enough to mix with other people without sensing any odours or other grime. Deciding on the correct amount to use is a matter of trial and error. The first time I used them I possibly didn’t use them enough, the next time possibly slightly too much but it’s relatively easy to gauge what’s a suitable amount to apply. And remember, all without the need to use any water whatsoever.

So I’ve got no hesitation in recommending Pits & Bits personal care products. Their 200 ml plastic bottles cost just under £5 or for a few pounds more you can order a kit comprising both. By the way the plastic used is already 25% recycled plastic. You’ll also save many gallons of water so it’s a great way to do your bit for nature and the environment without the need to be smelly too!

The products can be ordered direct from Pits and Bits and from Amazon

10% Discount On Direct Orders

Entering the code ‘campingholidays’ will give you a 10% discount when ordering directly from Pits and Bits (Click Here)


Shorefield Holidays: 15% Off All Holidays

Shorefield Holidays Announce An Extra 15% Off ANY Holiday

Shorefield Holidays have announced that the recent reduction in tourism VAT will be passed on to guests.

This additional saving is currently running with the use of the discount code VAT15. This code needs to be used at the time of booking to receive the additional saving.

Shorefield have however stated that they will also be more than happy to refund the difference retrospectively should a guest forget.

The code is advertised throughout multiple stages when booking on the website. It is not compulsory to pass the VAT saving on and not all holiday providers are doing so. However Shorefield will apply it across ALL holidays – including camping/touring pitches, hot tub retreats and even luxury house accommodation.

To qualify, the full price of the holiday must be paid by the 12th January 2021 (now extended until 31st March 2021 in line with the Government’s extension of the reduction in tourism VAT until that date).

Shorefield Holidays operate eight parks located on the South Coast in Hampshire and Dorset offering holidays, holiday home ownership, leisure clubs, spas and more. Choose from luxury weekend self-catering breaks and holiday ownership to camping and touring under the stars.

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Shorefield Holidays Announce An Extra 15% Off ANY Holiday


To Book Or Not To Book?

To book or not to book

To book or not to book, that is the question in this year of coronavirus, lockdowns and quarantine requirements.

A definitive answer is impossible, but here goes. In an ideal world the best advice would be to delay, especially for those who can be flexible about dates, however that runs the risk of missing out on desired destinations and dates as others, prepared to take more of a chance, get in first and availability dries up.

In the last few weeks I’ve resumed posting offers again, both my own and those of others I collaborate or network with.

In all cases, it’s best to keep taking account of the latest news regarding coronavirus risks and the possibility of new outbreaks. It’s also vital to take account of government measures to combat it, both in your own country and destination countries. That also includes regional variations within countries where specific zones, cities or districts have more stringent measures in force to combat localised outbreaks of the virus.

Many countries will also have variations in policy within them on account of having regional assemblies, state legislatures and local or state governors.

It’s also important to remember that the situation, although improving in some countries, is getting worse in others and that this is a changeable situation. Quarantine requirements could be in force at your destination or on your return from that destination, or at both ends. Medical documentation or testing requirements may also need to be complied with.

Terms and conditions will vary between operators too, there is no uniform policy across the board. Some will offer refunds for cancellation, others will not. Some may allow deferment if it proves impossible to go ahead with a booking, others will not.

You also need to be aware that advertised facilities which would normally be available, may not be open or might only be open on a restricted basis.

The financial turmoil arising from the impact that coronavirus has had on the travel industry must also be taken account of. Some businesses are sadly likely to go under or be severely cut back so government guarantees such as the UK’s ABTA and ATOL protections are more important than ever, so it’s vital to identify and confirm that too with your operator.

As ever then, it will be imperative to carefully check the terms and conditions before committing to any booking.


We Are Not A Festival 2020

We Are Not A Festival 2020

Dreaming of pitching up your tent in the woodland, heading off for morning yoga, walking through forests and dancing under shooting-star skies? Welcome to We Are Not A Festival 2020

We Are Not A Festival invites you to a four-day weekend of luxury camping in the stunning Sussex countryside from 6th to 10th August 2020.

Location: Pippingford Manor Park, Nutley, Uckfield, East Sussex, TN22 3HW

A Woodland Cafe and campfire, art workshops, wild yoga and woodland illuminations create a festival spirit without the crowds. We Are Not A Festival has the moments we crave – green open space to run and play, or just sit and wonder, an opportunity to be creative or focus on wellbeing, all with good people and great food.

Enjoy much needed time with friends and family in the stunning flora and fauna of a Site of Special Scientific Interest. There’s direct access to the Ashdown Forest for day hikes, there are also plenty of great places to explore locally by foot and the south coast beaches are just a car ride away.


Being more than just a campsite, activities and entertainment are included within the price of your ticket. Explore the illuminations as the woodland comes to life, search for rare species on the Butterfly trails and enjoy watching for shooting stars with a local astronomer as your guide. There’s also a range of wellbeing and art workshops available to book, to complete your weekend experience. Why not give your wellbeing some focus by booking Lakeside Meditation and Wild Yoga or fulfil your creativity with an art class.


We Are Not A Festival

Guests can choose to bring their own tent or book a pre-erected Luxury Bell Tent. Portobello Tents is a luxury British glamping company that provides stylish canvas accommodation at festivals and events across the UK. Choose from Unfurnished, Bronze , Silver and Gold options all in luxurious 5m sandstone bell tents. With over 150 years of heritage, these tents are the classic choice for boutique camping. Gold and Silver luxury bell tents also come complete with their own private toilet

The Woodland Cafe – Feel free to self-cater or book-in and enjoy Picnic Lunches and a range of hearty evening meals, including a Saturday night treat with local Wood-Oven Pizza Amore.

Facilities – There are all the facilities needed for a camping weekend – toilets, showers and washing-up area. Keeping you Covid-Safe

● The site area is operating exclusively at just 10% of capacity, allowing for acres of much-needed space.
● Generous pitches are offered for each household, both in regular and luxury camping.
● The food is pre-ordered, meaning guests receive a time slot, allowing any queues to be spread out.
● Facilities have a deep-clean schedule and are colour-coded per camping area, to reduce the number
of guests using each facility.

This is a guest post by We Are Not A Festival.

Contact We Are Not A Festival 2020 for further information (Telephone Number 07749 265596)

We Are Not A Festival 2020


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