Mud and music

  We had a fantastic long weekend at Carfest, despite the odd and changeable weather. The highlights were Paloma Faith, Take That (I was surprised to find I knew ALL the words!), Jools Holland and the Feeling. It is definitely a family festival and the lack of the usual idiotic  drunks and drug-takers made for a really lovely and relaxed atmosphere.

  There was lots to do if you had children. Mr S, being a bit of a petrol head, loved all the cars. There was pretty much something for everyone. We even watched Chris Evans do the One Show live on Friday evening!

  We were pretty organised and took most of our own food and drink. It is hard to stick to a budget when you can spend £4 on a single cup of coffee! By Sunday morning I  had spent a mere £8! 🙂 We did treat ourselves to a burger that night as the line up was so good we didn’t want to go back to the tent to cook.

  Some folk with families who were less organised must have spent a fortune.

We didn’t bother with showers at all as there was a constant queue. I always think a packet of baby wipes is almost as good for a few days 😏.

  It poured on Sunday night and Monday morning and the site was a sea of mud in no time. Packing up in the rain certainly speeds things up. We were on our way home by 9.30.

If you are lucky enough to get tickets for next year I would recommend it, and you are even supporting a good cause as the event makes loads of money for Children in Need.

4 thoughts on “Mud and music

  1. Jane, you are amazing! I’m with you about paying so much for a cuppa coffee, so you are doing the right thing by taking along food. I am amazed at the young families who attend these kinds of events and spend a small fortune with the kiddos feeding them in addition to buying their admission, etc.

  2. Wow, I am so impressed by your organization, but it makes absolute sense given the prices. I used to camp years ago but not sure I would want to do it in the rain any more. Probably too old. But what a great sounding event. I can see why you enjoyed it. Anna

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