Travel // Bluedot festival + ticket giveaway…

We have been festivaling (not a word, but I’m going with it) with the kids since they were small.  Feeling that a festival or two over the summer is an important part of their education as well as ours.  It’s a chance to kick back, soak up some great music and learn new skills. This year, we decided to look further afield than a kids festival, something a little different to broaden their young minds, and discovered Bluedot Festival. Bluedot

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Travel // St Pauli, Hamburg and The Reeperbahn Festival

In late September, when the kids were just back at school, I spent a long weekend in Hamburg.  The trip coincided with the city’s Reeperbahn music festival, where industry players meet for conferences and up and coming bands play at various venues.  I’ve not visited Germany since I was a teenager, and I don’t remember it being so exciting. In June 2016, Monocle magazine rated the city of Hamburg 15th in its annual Quality of Life survey.  In fact, of

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Travel // Fforest Gather…

When I mention Fforest to friends they have all gushed to me about the Fforest camp charms, telling me tales of the campfire chats, how relaxed they feel there and how it’s the only place they will go on a UK family holiday now.  Is it really that good?  I had to find out, and was excited to visit Fforest Gather (their two week festival this August) with my brood.

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Travel // The Big Cwtch festival…

This weekend we drove back over the Severn Bridge to Wales – to a small boutique festival known as ‘The Big Cwtch’. Cwtch means hug in Welsh, and it really did feel like that – this festival is charming and delightful.  More like a village fete crossed with a garden party, it small and perfectly formed.

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Travel // Just So Festival 2016…

This weekend we have braved the British weather and spent three days in a field. No, not any old field, but a field full of magic and wonder.  Just So Festival is one of our summer highlights, a children’s festival with a firm emphasis on the kids, not parents ‘having it large’ and dragging their kids behind them in a trolley while they party, which so many ‘kids festivals’ have become. Just So is everything that a young person could

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Festival // Gather at Fforest August 2016…

This summer our weeks are filled with wilderness and adventures.  Camping under the stars and toasting things on an open fire.  As a family it is one of our most favourite things to do, spend time outdoors, learning new skills and getting plenty of fresh air. Fforest over in Cardigan, West Wales (yes where Sisterhood is also held) is hosting it’s beautiful festival, GATHER, once again this summer.  Gather is a two week holiday/festival of adventures in nature, music, culture,

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City Guide // Bristol Harbour Festival…

This weekend, Dan was away, up in Leeds helping his brother landscape his garden.  As hard work as that was/sounds, I still feel my weekend was harder!  Yeah yeah, I know, I go away leaving the kids and Dan all the time! I know.  This time it was my turn to solo parent, and blimey I found it exhausting.  It might have had something to do with the fact I drank far too much wine – but lets gloss over

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Travel // Europe’s Best Music Festivals

While Europe is perhaps more well-known for its history, cities, and cheap flights, it is also home to some of the World’s largest and most renowned music festivals. With massive music events that cover a wide array of genres, people come from all over the World to be part of these huge musical experiences. In researching European music festivals I noticed one thing, there are dozens of them! So, in order to compile a top list I decided I needed to talk to some

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