Hello, thank you for popping in. It's the last week of the school holidays here and it's pouring with rain - no doubt the sun will come out next week once everyone has returned to school! Actually, it may not be the last week of the holidays for us because the Best Beloved has no work lined up yet for next term, which is a bit of a grim prospect. Hey ho.
We spent the weekend at the Shrewsbury Folk Festival and for the first time in the nine years we have been attending, the sun shone all weekend. I shall repeat that because I can't quite believe it myself: August Bank Holiday and the sun shone all weekend! We arrived very early on Friday morning and left at midday on Tuesday, exhausted but very, very happy. I wrote a comprehensive post about this festival in 2015 which you can read here if you would like to, and this year the formula was repeated but OH, THE SUNSHINE!!!!!!
As usual, there was great music, dancing, food, crafts, a beer tent, a wine bar (because not all folkies have beards and drink beer), bunting, face paint, a children's festival and a real family atmosphere with something for everyone. I'm afraid I took very few photographs. I sat in the sunshine, drank cocktails, knitted, listened to music, watched people and drank up the aforementioned atmosphere. In the evenings, I wrapped up, sat in a marquee drinking wine and watched some amazing bands. There was happiness everywhere, and colour, lots and lots of colour. The days were full of colour and the evenings were full of light. When I look back on this year's festival in the future that's what I shall remember, colour and light.
If you'd like to see some more of the festival, hop over to Three Stories High where Jo has shared some wonderfully colourful photos.
See you soon.
Love, Mrs Tiggywinkle x