Archive for the Festivals Category

The Big Little Tent Festival

Since childhood I’ve never been a particularly outdoorsy person.  I used to go horse riding every week when I was a kid and have stood on many a football terrace watching Oldham Athletic but apart from that indoor fun has always been more my thing. However, now I […]

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Tips For Taking Kids To Festivals

Mr ATWWAH and I met at a Charlatans gig at Brixton Academy and going to see bands always featured a lot in our relationship before we had kids.  We were determined that wouldn’t change and at a few weeks old we took Master ATWWAH to the Ben […]

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Shlomo at Udderbelly Festival

One of the perks of living in London is you are never short of things to do and one of our favourite places to visit is London’s Southbank.  There is always something going on and whenever you wander there, either in the week or on a weekend, it’s […]

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Days Out – Big Fish, Little Fish at The Bedford, Balham

If, like me, you always vowed that having a baby wouldn’t change the things you did then you are probably eating your words by now.  Of course having a baby changes what you do or at least how you do it.  When he was a few weeks old […]

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Food, hay bales, helter skelters – Big Feastival review

Food, hay bales, helter skelters - Big Feastival review

As regular readers will know our first experience with a tent and a toddler didn’t quite go to plan.  But, how did the actual festival fare?  For anyone who doesn’t know The Big Feastival takes place on Alex James’ farm in Oxfordshire (he of Blur fame and […]

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So, did tents and toddlers mix?

Earlier this year I posted about whether tents and toddlers mixed in anticipation of going to The Big Feastival with Master ATWWAH.  It would be his first ‘sleeping in a tent experience’ and after re-reading the post just now I had set pretty high standards for the […]

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Festival Prep

As anyone who knows me will confirm I love a list.  My phone is full of them, I have notebooks where I regularly jot down lists, I start each day at work with a things to do list.  They make my mind feel a lot less cluttered. […]

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Sunshine, ice-cream, helter skelters & tantruns – The Big Feastival 2013

The Big Feastival wasn’t Master ATWWAH’s first festival.  At the ripe old age of six weeks he went to the Ben & Jerry’s Festival on Clapham Common to see the Fun Lovin’ Criminals.  That experience was pretty straight forward so I must admit it didn’t cross my […]

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Book Festivals and Toddlers – the perfect mix?

Thanks to Mrs V-S for this contribution after a recent trip to the Hay Literary Festival.  It appears book festivals and toddlers may just mix.   I was working at the Hay Festival again this year, but this time I decided on the brave move of bringing […]

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Do tents and toddlers mix?

We have bought camping tickets for this year’s Big Feastival and I’m already in the process of planning what to pack. I have camped twice before.  The first time was with a gang of girl friends in the most glorious weather in Cornwall.  Five girls, one big […]

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