Follow:

Bring on the Festivalling!

DSC05846

That’s me, at Chester Folk Festival, aged about 7 or 8. Today, my kids break up for the summer and it feels like an appropriate day to nurture my inner child. I’m disappointed about a plan for summer that hasn’t come off and today of all days. But do you know what, it’s good to get some perspective in these situations, I feel so lucky, I have two amazing kids about to break up from school and I can’t wait to spend some time with them.

Today when Mr G walks out the gate I will have seen my two through their days at infant school and when they go back G will join L at the Junior school. It’s an emotional and a proud day, I will make him look back at the school as we leave, just like my Mum did when I left schools to move on.

A long and lovely summer stretches ahead and first on the agenda is….Camp Bestival! We’re so excited to be ambassadors for Camp Bestival for the fourth year running and to be working with Volvo this year, I can’t think of a better car for piling high with family camping gear.

I grew up with festivals, Towersey and Chester with family before finding my own way at Glastonbury and Reading, so it is so important to me that we have Camp Bestival in our lives. Sometimes I do a double take looking back at the photos, me at Chester could almost be L at Camp Bestival, although face painting has come on a long, long way since I was a kid…

Before I go and pick my two up, I will leave you with some pictures of a younger me and my family festivalling. The best little legacy a parent could give, and a lifetime of lovely memories. Tents, parades, face paint, music, picnics, flags, circus skills, peace and love.

Have an amazing summer whatever you get up to.

Penny

x

DSC05860

DSC05853

DSC05848

DSC05844

 

Share on
Previous Post Next Post

You may also like

2 Comments

  • Reply Becky

    Oh I just LOVE your photos. happy Summer penny!

    27/07/2016 at 2:58 pm
  • Reply P.S. - Back to School: A retrospective, with Marks and Spencer - P.S.

    […] great photographer for me, he took some brilliant shots, before the days of digital, there are more here. Here he is with my brother on his first day, this time taken by me. My brother’s […]

    02/08/2016 at 1:02 pm
  • Leave a Reply