OH WOW…Camp Bestival…what a fun time. Hubby, myself, Lady I and Lady P all made our way down to the beautiful Lullworth Castle in Dorset with our friend Steve and Little Lady S – we were too late to book Camping Plus, so we had to make do with a Yurt…ahhh, poor you I hear you say…I know, I mean, we didn’t have the joy of putting up an enormous tent or have too far to walk or anything!! Which is why we helped Steve with hers, (you see, I’m not THAT shallow….well maybe a bit, and to be honest I was drinking wine while hubby and Steve put the tent up, but I did make sure they had wine too!)
This is the first time we have ever camped with the girls or been to a festival with them, so clearly we were a little scared, we like our little luxuries, and the thought of smelly loos, washing my face in public, leaving my hair to go wild, and other such horrors brought fear to my heart. But it’s a festival…so I got over it! We bought a Radio Flyer trailor, which was a godsend – I highly recommend trolleys for festivals, they are literally beds on wheels – although I was starting to worry that the girls would lose use of their legs after the weekend, as it seemed we had been pulling them around endlessly.
The festival was a total success, TONS to do, or not to do if we wished; we saw Mr Tumble, The Zingzillas, Fiona & Shrek, drank lots of Pimms, had lots of facepaints, false feather eyelashes, went down the helta skelta quite a few times, bumped into lots of fellow festival friends from home, drank more, watched House of Pain, Mark Ronson and Groove Armada, watched some seriously scary scateboarding, heard Blondie but missed Primal Scream….as we were too festivalled out by the end of it all and left Sunday evening! I was sad not to bump into a few people, but mobile phones are pretty useless in these situations and messages were delayed so utterly pointless – organisation is key if you want to see friends, and you have to do it the old fashioned method, say where you’re going to meet up and meet at the time arranged…simple.
I absolutely recommend Camp Bestival to anyone who has kiddies, it’s full on, but too much fun not to.