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Tuesday, 27 September 2011

Beautiful Days Festival


Hope everyone has had a great summer.  It's been a bit of a strange one here; I was constantly waiting for it to start but it never really did!

We had a fantastic time at Beautiful Days at the end of August.  It's a festival run by my favourite band, the Levellers, which very helpfully happens in a field not far from my mum's house.  I don't really "do" camping, so my mum drops us off and picks us up each day - not very cool I know but at least we get a comfy bed and a proper shower.  I expect by the time she is in her seventies she probably won't want to be doing it any more but hopefully my dream of getting a split-screen VW camper will have come true by then!

We got to see loads of great bands; as well as seeing the Levellers twice we saw Carter, PWEI, Gogol Bordello, and the amazing Tim Minchin - Mr D even met him backstage, I was VERY jealous.  Next year I am going to get him to get ME a backstage photo pass.

As well as the music, there was lots of lovely food to eat, cider to drink, stalls to shop at and groovy people to watch.

I didn't take him up on the offer but lots of people did!
Mr D enjoys a lovely pint of Poltimore cider

I also got loads of inspiration for things to make - bet I was the only person there thinking up knitting patterns and designing patchwork! Before next year I'm going to make a big patchwork flag with glow-in-the-dark bits so that when Mr D returns from taking photos he can find me in the middle of a crowded field.
Tickets for next year go on sale in the next few weeks - I'll definitely be getting mine!

I've got a few more photos to show you and bits and pieces to tell you about, so will try to do some more posts over the next week.  We are going on holiday this time next week - SO excited! 

Much love,


1 comment:

  1. Helen, where are you?????? Hope all is well in your world.
    x Sandi