Wilderness Festival 2013 - a review in poetry

 And see where pixies roam
 Where sprites and fairies late have stood
 Their bare feet on the loam
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Come and look in the wild wild wood
Where any attire ‘goes’
Flowers, feathers, golden masks
And even spandex hose!
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Come and write in the wild wild wood
 And tell tall tales of tails
Smile and tell your fairy myths
Of gardens, spas and snails
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Come and eat in the wild wild wood
 More soup, or cake, or chips
But now it seems it’s pizza time
Tomorrow veg and dips
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Come and drink in the wild wild wood
Vodka, by the glass
And cider, beer and cocktails too
Until you sleep at last
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Come and skate in the wild wild wood
Whooshing through the trees
Slipping, sliding down the slopes
Landing on your knees
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Come and shop in the wild wild wood
Vintage, bags and hats
Bubbles, jewellery and drums
The tails and ears of cats!
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Come and play in the wild wild wood
Nude cricket or ping pong
Drink, and practice circus skills
Maybe sing a song
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Come and swim in the wild wild wood
Or lay and watch the fun
Splashing lazy like a dream
Under the warming sun
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Come and rest in the wild wild wood
Sleeping by the lake
Or lay on the grass all soft and cool
And in sun, gently bake
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Come with me to the wild wild wood
The best festival to roam
Experience the sights and sounds
And wish it was your home…. 
You might have guessed I adored this festival. It really was gorgeous, filled with beautiful people in beautiful costumes, doing beautiful things while eating beautiful food and listening to beautiful music in a beautiful place.  
My 'must do' festival for next year. (even a kids field so no excuses for parents not to go)
11/10 on my fabulous festival scale

Camp Bestival - Family Friendly Festival

The first festival we ever went to was Eastern Haze. it was billed as 'family friendly' but in reality was a festival for music lovers with some fun kids activities thrown in. Camp Bestival on the other hand is a fab kids festival with some music thrown in. As DD and I often prefer the events on the periphery to the actual music this suits us just fine. And like the previous 3 years we had great fun at Camp Bestival. Camp Bestival 2013 There were some changes though and we tried to embrace the new, but couldn't help missing the comedy, (thought the comedy for kids was fun) and the Sunday morning review of the papers in the Big Top which had always been one of our highlights. The talks at the literary tent really failed to fill the tent, unlike when it was comedians and the tent was bursting! So we are not alone in preferring a laugh to a cookery or a business talk! We enjoyed the crafts and took part in several, we also lounged about and ate a lot. I enjoyed the chance to camp and to dress up. DD enjoyed the crazy bikes and the circus skills as usual.

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  The music this year didn't really 'grab' either of us and so we didn't rush to see much of it.We did have a wee boogie to Kid Creole and the coconuts, and a little listen to Labrinth. DD is far too old for Mr Tumble and while Dick and Dom were on the bill we had preferred seeing them in the relative intimacy of the literary tent in 2012 while they were on the main stage only this year. (and doing a spot of DJing later) Many of the plays and shows (such as Erth's Dinosaur Zoo) were excellent though. dinosaur Camp Bestival 2013 The sports we watched were scarily brilliant as usual, but we didn't visit the Wall of Death as we'd seen it last year. The variety of foods was great and the Surplus Supper club enabled us to have a roast dinner in a field! Camp Bestival 2013 While at Camp Bestival we met up with some awesome bloggers/tweeters. Many of whom had adorable babies in tow so Dd was happy to coo. The final night's fireworks were awesome as always. 




On the whole I enjoyed Camp Bestival slightly less this year that previous years, I'd give it 8/10

So, so far Glastonbury - too huge for me to want to attend again, but amazing and great value for money 7/10

Camp Bestival - Fantastic for kids (especially small ones) beautiful site and loads to do.Could it be that we have outgrown it? (I hope not)  8/10

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