Monday, 5 August 2013

Camp Bestival - 2013

Oh it was grand.

We got up to all sorts.

I'm sure there will be a myriad of posts about Camp Bestival.

Here is mine!

Olly boogied to Billy Bragg and The Proclaimers (who says political folk songs aren't groovy), got freaked out by Mr Tumble, slept through the Wurzels, ate copious amounts of ice cream, played and ran, loved the dinosaurs and the insect circus, went up the helter skelter..but wouldn't come down, chilled in the sun and loved every minute.

Alfie laughed at Horrible Histories, loved Dick and Dom, thought the dinosaur show was "surprisingly accurate," didn't wash for four days, bought a sword, danced in the open air, had it large in the Bollywood tent, enjoyed the falconry display, thought the fireworks were amazing and was brilliant company.

Marc enjoyed the lager, did a lot of Dad dancing, didn't shave, now knows "where that Blackbird be," wants to go to another festival and had lots of fun with his boys.

Leanne drank JD and coke during the day, raved with her son, ate lots of Nachos, loved the tutus and the flower garlands, thought the Welsh story teller on the Bandstand was fantastic, considered the hippy way (for a while at least) and just enjoyed being part of the family vibe.


We were lucky with the weather. We slept like logs. We bonded over awning construction. We danced and sang and laughed and hung out.

All in all a jolly good time was had by all.

Leanne xx


  1. Oh, it all sounds so wonderful! I'm glad you had such a great time. I love your photos! Olly and Alfie look like they're having an absolute ball and you and Marc look *extremely* chilled out. I think I should have gone there. :)

  2. 'e be up yon wurzel tree! Wonderful pictures, glad you all had such a good time.

  3. I'm so glad you had such a wonderful time! I loved your description, and look forward to hearing more about it!

  4. Wow this looks so amazing!!! I am so happy to hear that you had such a wonderful time and who wouldn't want to be freaked out by Mr Tumble, right?! I can't wait to hear a little more about it. It is posts like this that makes me want to get better so I can take the kids, one day!! Happy that you are back xoxo

  5. It sounds perfect! I love that first photo of you, Mark, Olly and Alfie. You all look so blissfully happy. And you saw Mr Tumble!!!! xx