This weekend we headed to Midsummer Music, the little music festival in our village which is held every other year. Crazily I had agreed to play in the orchestra, having not played properly for several years, I was amazed that I could still play my clarinet. The weather was amazing, although it was perhaps a little too warm for playing and I know some of the bands performing longer sets suffered a little in the blazing sunshine. Sat listening to some talented local performers and bands, Andy and I realised it was only four weeks until Camp Bestival. Time to get organised!
Having been several times now we know what to expect and have added to and removed things from our list. The essential camping kit is at the top of the list, but this is a festival so there always extras added to the list. Aswell as doing things slightly differently to normal camping, eg. no glass bottles, not being able to refreeze ice packs. So looking at my list from last year, which you can find in this post I am deciding if there any extras to add and what I still need to buy. I think some new bunting is required and I have just brought a new camping kitchen stand from Vango. Amber and Kitty are keen to have a minion windsock, but at almost £25 I think we will make do with our old flag, although if I have the time I would like to try and rustle up one that matches the retro scout badge style of the Camp Bestival logo this year!
Any essentials you will be taking to festivals this year?
Until next time, take care.