Well, after many years of using a dome tent, we decided it was high time for it to retire. It's done us good for family camping, but it started leaking last time my daughter used it, and looking decidedly tired.
So after loking around we decided to treat ourselves and bought a 4 metre canvas Bell tent.
We haven't had time yet to use it, but here it is in our back garden. Much, much nicer than the old nylon dome! I can stand inside...bliss. The light inside is just beautiful and really restful on the eyes. I also like the fact that we can raise the walls for ventilation. Tents can be a bit stuffy, but with the walls raised, it produced a nice draft and kept it cool.
It's a tent for car camping, it's too heavy to lug around! But that's ok. I am going to have great fun furnishing it. It'll take a while but it's going to be worth it!