Objects of desire (no, not the Harley)

The universe keeps putting tempation in my way. When I took Ruby in for her service they were selling BMW Winter jackets at 25% off. I haven’t bought a new winter jacket since 1997 so bird-maths means that it will only cost me about 20 quid a year. Plus I canvassed opinion at work and got a full house in favour of purchase. So now I have a very lovely red jacket to match my red bike, but it does have that rather squeaky new feeling about it.

This morning I opened my copy of Camping & Caravanning at the back page (doesn’t everyone?) to find a review of the tentipi safir. It’s a proper tipi. You can stand up in it; you can hang your clothes on a drying rail, they sell stoves that you can light in the middle of it (inside!); and accessories include reindeer hide for lounging on and double-headed throwing axes. How can I possibly resist buying one? (actually, the price will probably prove an insurmountable obstacle – cracking on for a grand, that’s an awful lot of camping needed to make that economic…)



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7 responses to “Objects of desire (no, not the Harley)

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  2. Let's try again.How about taking it on the Four Corners ride and charging £10 for B&B? Soon pay for itself. Might have to buy a trailor though.

  3. I, too saw this in the C&CC mag and thought it looked rather nice, I'm glad to see it's so expensive, saves me having to buy yet another tent!

  4. What’s this thing about something having to be economic to be worth buying?

  5. I agree with Mark.Support government policy! Spend!Buy the tent!

  6. A tent in which you can light a fire?It fits on a motorcycle?Amazing.

  7. Oh I see now, the motorcycle fits in tthe tent!

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