festivals! yay

It’s been such a long time since I last blogged and I’d pretty much decided it was time to give it up but then I thought ‘things are a changing round here’ and so my blog could get interesting…. (please remember I only said ‘could’)

to start with we’ve been to two absolutely amazing festivals, both in May one for each bank holiday. the first was to wildheart at the beginning of May. Tis a pretty small festival with a very big heart. Lots of ceremonies, lots of workshops and lots for the little ones to do too – my only complaint would have to be the weather…. did it really need to rain quite that much on the Sunday? No? I didn’t think so either but clearly it was meant to be. The festival offered bushcraft, georgian singing, pizza making, chalk carving, a beautiful nest in the woods and a lake for swimming in (if you were feeling brave!) oh and of course compost toilets. we had a fntastic time, met two absolutely wonderful fmilies with whom we have since met up and are really looking forward to our next wildheart!

the second festival took place at the end of May and was wonderful in a very different way, as the name implies it is a small world where everyone lives together with mututal respect. the kids area was brilliant with loads for our little girlies to do, Boo went off one morning at 8.30 am after helping herself to heaps of fruit for breakfast (i did know she was off, she told/asked me) and I didn’t see her again until she returned at 12.30 with a pizza she’d made at the pizza workshop – how many places can you do that? the music was amazing, my favourite being The Undercover Hippy, the littlies slept through their performnce however – in the wheelbarrow wrapped in blankets. Twas a truly amazing festival and we will be returning next year. Even Noise had a fantastic time, she loved the music, the vitality, the vibe. We shared space with 3 faeries and a pirate, loved it, all of it. Compost toilets again, with the addition of a mens urinal and a shewee (communal 😉 ) The children were free, everyones not just mine and I came back feeling wonderful, truly energised and ready for my future.

I want more – festivals that is, both of the above festivals have a second showing coming up, small world in august and wildheart in Septemeber, on our wedding anniversary no less – so if anyone has a spare £150 laying round we’d love to spend our anniversary at Wildheart! Then there’s Buddhafield, Sunrise, and lots of lovely retreats oh how wonderful it would be to be able to attend them all!

And on the festival note mmmm bell tents, I want one – in fact we all want one. Would it be wrong to spend our wedding present ‘sofa fund’ on one?

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