Wednesday, 2 October 2013

Jamie's Big Feastival in the Cotswold

We went to the Big Feastival at the end of the summer holidays. It was our first festival. The food aspect was the main draw. Did you notice that it is called Feast - ival rather than Fest-ival ?

Camping out in a field with other festival goers proved to be challenging in the evening especially with kids whining, "I am not comfortable" ( for god sake, check into a five star establishment! ) to "I need a wee" and their indulgent parents who thinks it is ok to shout out in the close quarters of tent living. Incidentally, the new born baby and his parents in next door tent hardly made a sound all weekend! So that was the low point. Even the porta-loos weren't bad.

So this is our field.  The tents were quite close, or so I thought until J pointed out that at the V, the tents are much closer. LOL

Checking out the grounds on Friday night, we caught a spectacular sun set over the arena.
Saturday morning and it's officially opened by Jamie Oliver and Alex James ( of Blur ).  The venue was on Alex James' farm.  He is now a farmer and he makes cheese.
Inspired by the Weber B-B-Q demo, we had to get the chimney starter.
The festival goers eating, drinking and enjoying the music.

Spotted, Jamie Oliver being photographed with a group of singers.

J claimed A's sunglasses as his own, trying out the PIMM's deckchairs.

This wheel turned out quite fast.  Wasn't expecting that.  What's more, because it was not busy we had many, many spins.  "When will it end", was constantly on my mind.

So I let the boys ride this one out.  Loved snapping away here!

And you know where this is going! I made a layout of our weekend.


Sian said...

It certainly sounds like a lot of fun! I love the way you have made room for lots of pictures on this page

alexa said...

That is a great design, Ifa, for bringing together a bunch of photos of an event! You did well to survive the whining - I might have gone home for some peace and quiet :).