The Thompsons from Worcester yesterday became the first British family ever to use their all-in-one camping kit a second time. The dramatic breakthrough contravenes the long-established Millets’ Law which holds that expensive camping gear bought with the best of intentions will only ever be used once.
‘We were left only slightly traumatised by our first weekend away and we wanted to show other families that a second camping trip is theoretically possible,’ said Mrs Thompson, owner of a four-person camping set bought from Halfords for £99.99. ‘Who knows, maybe people will come to think of camping as something enjoyable that you do out of choice.’
The family’s camping trip is said to be going swimmingly, despite Mr Thompson choosing to spend the first night in the car rather than ‘ringing those bloody children’s necks if they don’t shut up and go to sleep.’