Tales of walking, eating, watching and playing. Vintage treasures and simple pleasures ... the things that make her happy.

Monday, 29 July 2013

Larmer Tree Festival Fun

They arrived under the bluest of skies ...
... and joined a riot of sound and colour.
It is their favourite festival ... 
family friendly, great food, top music, good camping, 
loads to do or not ... your choice
 AND ... clean toilets!
Set in the beautiful Larmer Tree Gardens ...
... dotted with follies, 
peacocks call from the woods, 
amazing stages host groovy bands, old and new ...
The Southampton Ukele Band - uplifting and so funny ...
The Dukes Box ... annual regulars.  
Squeezed into a tiny, hot caravan.
Select the song and they play it.
The big red bus Tea Stop ...
Fab hats ...
Little man performing ... !
She is camera shy ...
In the Lostwood ...
they found ladies knitting ...
... giant, woolly, sculptural cobwebs ...
... to the beat of DJ 'Keep it Wheel' ...
As the sun started to dip ...
... they wandered back to the main lawn ... 
to see Imelda May.
She had them all jiving and rocking late into the night.
They wandered back to their tent,
watched by a peek-a-boo moon ...
The evening air warm and sticky,
too hot in the tent,
wrapped in a blanket,
they slept on the grass.




17 comments:

Vix said...

I know it well - we go to The End Of The Road festival in the same venue! x

Louise McDonagh said...

That looks like such a lovely laid back festival. I love Imelda May. Xx

the woolly dog said...

It looks like you all had a great time, I'm afraid to say I've never been to anything that looks like that, what a shame. x

thriftwood said...

Wow Jane, what a fab festival!

Love the big red bus, great idea for a tearoom, thanks for sharing xxx

Maria said...

WOW I want to take tea in the big red bus! right now.... What a fabby time and such great pictures..Mrs VJ! Happy new week to you..Hugs Maria x

Vintage Sheet Addict said...

Was there giant spiders in those cobwebs! Looks like you had a ball :) x

Willow said...

What a fun fest! My kind of fun ~ thank you for the share.

YeamieWaffles said...

This looks so cool Jane, love the festival concept and this concept looks like one of the best, overjoyed to hear that you had such a good time.

greenthumb said...

Looks like you all hada fabulous time.

Rustic Vintage Country said...

Goodness me, how good does that look! I adore the big red bus as a tea room and love the knitted spider webs. x

Flaming Nora said...

Fab times! I can't tell you the amount of times we have discussed going to this festival. May be next year...

Sal said...

Wow I didn't know about this festival...it looked brilliant! And I love Ukelele bands... not to mention big red buses! :-)

The Dainty Dolls House said...

This looks so very cool. I love it!! I want to go :)) Gorgeous pictures x

Vintage Tea Time said...

That's a lovely festival isn't it? We went a couple of years ago - fab setting. We've just come back from Womad x

Kristie Franklin said...

Aw Marina, what a fun festival and camping to boot! Did you get eaten alive by Mosquitos? They adore me! LOL

It has been raining a lot here of late. Pretty unusual for here this time of year. We did go to the beach Sunday afternoon for a gorgeous day of sitting under an umbrella and enjoying the beautiful,breezy day.

Angy is my name. said...

Oh oh oh! The Big Red Bus Tea Stop... sigh... now that's what EVERY festival needs. I have an enormous 'attitude of gratitude" for any public festival/event I attend... I think it stems from growing up in South Africa where these moments were often marred with racism, violence and inequality... now a celebratory event with a gathering of more than ten has me in tears! I think I would have shed a few happy ones here too! Xx

Barbara said...

What a brilliant day. We've visited the gardens but never at festival time - perhaps we should.