We are proud to announce that we won the title for ‘Best Glamping Hampshire’ in the Muddy Stilettos 2017 awards! Continue Reading
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Head of Team Bells! Katrina trained in interior design so is chiefly in charge of all stock purchases and tent interiors. She did a long stint in the corporate world in client management, customer service and as a small business manager. Then canvas life and bell tent hire meant she swapped her suits and stilettos for shorts and flip flops. The speed she can cover a duvet is probably worthy of the Guinness Book of Records.
Katrina’s other half – they met when he taught her to drive about 18 years ago. Any crew out in the van with Steve are likely to get a lesson in local history (the amount his brain retains is ridiculous!) or a nature lesson. In his spare time, when he’s not working on our vans, he can be found rebuilding motor scooters or looking after his bees. Steve is our troubleshooter on and off site, and when Katrina comes up with an idea he’s the one who has to turn it into something workable. He can put a tent up faster than anyone else on site. Yes we have raced – several times - Steve always wins!
Katrina’s sister. During peak season if you phone the office or send an email, you might hear from George. She joined Team Bells this year to ease some of the admin load! She’s organised to an OCD level and she can cook! Like really cook. We’re hoping for some baked goodies to take out on the road… take note George!
We told you we were family team! Jon is George’s other half and Katrina’s brother in law. Jon has been with us since the very first season and LOVES a day's tenting out in the sunshine. Just don’t mention the day 3 years ago when he tied an entire village of bunting on without slip knots!!
Katrina’s daughter. Chloe has also been with us from the start and knows her way around a tent or two. She's had plenty experience - from spending summers camping and disappearing off to festivals! This might well be her last season out on the road with Beautiful Bells as she’s off to Australia at the end of the season to work for 2 years. She’s currently doing her PADI qualifications (Professional Association of Diving Instructors) ready for life down under.
In between her full time job – and being a volunteer ranger, Louise can be found out and about with us in the summer. She’s another lover of camping, the outdoors, and nature. We got a message from her at the end of last season to say she’d got a ranger job. Coming out with us tenting reminded her how much she loved the outdoors. We were made up! Katrina and Lou went to school together and when Lou sends her messages on her birthday about getting old, Katrina gets to return the favour the very next day!
Oscar joined us in 2016 and is back again this year. When he’s not working he’s off camping or working on building his own t-shirt design and print business. It’s always a blessing when Oscar is on site - he’s tall enough to hang the fairy lights without needing something to stand on! Back last summer Oscar also commandeered his brother for some summer tenting too and Xav will be back with us again for the 2017 season. As a massive lover of music he and Steve can discuss this for ages. They weren’t allowed on the same team for the Christmas quiz! We’ve also roped Oscar’s friend in for this summer. Welcome to the team, Ella!