Festival Fun 2012

I’ve never had the pleasure of going to a festival but this year that may change.  There are two in particular which have caught my eye and the great thing about them is that they are very family friendly and as a mum of four children, this can only be a good thing.

First up is Camp Bestival at Lulworth Castle, Dorset.  Below is the description as found on their website.

At Camp Bestival you can stay in luxury and affordable tipis, yurts, podpads bellepads, gypsy caravans or bring your own world of outdoor living. The facilities are top notch for families with parking right next to the campsites, spacious areas for chilling and playing and the relatively flat landscape means access around the site is easy for mums and wee-uns. Hot showers with tea and toast while you wait will warm your cockles and a Farmers Market and the finest local and famous food stuffs will ensure hearty meals are indulged in. And of course the local WI will be there to attend to your cake and tea needs. So whether you’re dancing your socks off or chilling in Restival you’ll be having the time of your life.

And that’s on top of the actual music and performances, which just happens to include Happy Mondays (flashback) and Jimmy Carr. The line up is AMAZING!  Go HERE to read the full list, which goes on forever.  There will also be a whole host of kids entertainment including Dick and Dom, Comedy Club 4 Kids, The Gruffalo Live, Mr Tumble, Shrek and Fantastic Mr Fox Opera amongst loads more.

And to top it all, Camp Bestival will be showing the opening ceremony of the Olympics on site and will also have their very own Silly Sports Weekend featuring  events such as ‘Jaffa Throwing’, ‘No Sense of Direction Running’ (perfect for me) and ‘Leider-Hose-Down’!

Check out the images of past festivals below.  Looks like so much fun!

Go HERE to book tickets.

Next up is another great sounding family friendly festival.

Taking place on the weekend of 8-10 June at Cheltenham Racecourse, this is the eighth annual Wychwood Festival and promises to be a great way to enjoy music and performances with the added bonus of having your kids experience it with you.

Even better, WATERSTONES, the UK’s largest book retailer, has partnered with Wychwood Festival to curate the most extensive Children’s Literature Festival line-up featuring CBeebies Nina and the Neurons, the award-winning Philip ‘Beardy’ ArdaghHorrible Science series illustrator Tony de SaullesZeus On The Loose author John Dougherty plus much more.

The line up is impressive, go HERE to find out more.

For ticket information click HERE

Accommodation is of varying types of camping from typical tents, tippees to bring your own camper van (you can even hire one for the event).  However THIS is my dream idea of camping.

“You can go to festivals all over the world, but none will be quite as homely as Wychwood”

 

Happy Camping!

See you soon

Maritza

 

Bert & Betty Pop Up Shop

Just thought I’d write a well overdue post about Bert & Betty who currently have some of their best sellers displayed at Home & Kids.  Bert & Betty is a boutique kitchen shop, selling all the very best in kitchen accessories and gadgetry.  I’ve loved having their products at the shop as it adds another dimension for customers.

In case you’re interested, this Nicholas Mosse jug has been a best seller here at the shop.  I’d never heard of him before but now realise that his pottery has quite the following!

Next week brings the end to this happy partnership, so if you’d like the chance to browse, come this week, other wise, visit Bert & Betty in Greenwich for a much broader range.

See you soon

Maritza

Vintage Finds

I  know I’m not alone when I declare my love for vintage.  Whether it’s furniture, accessories, clothes or kids toys.  They remind me of days gone by, when life was more simple.  Craftmanship was such that products were made so well they have stood the test of time and are still appealing today.  I was lucky enough to discover a fantastic reclamation warehouse in Paris.  Completely unexpected in a row of normal high street shops but my goodness it was a sight to behold.  It was huge with two floors and so many interesting and beautiful items.  I spent  half hour there but could quite easily have stayed longer, however the kids were with me and they weren’t as interested as me…don’t know why!

Anyway, I managed to come back with some great finds and they are currently in the shop, some have sold but thought I’d show you anyway.  Can’t wait to go back!

Excuse the quality of some of the pictures, I took them very quickly….

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See you soon

Maritza