Firstly let me apologise for the lack of blogging. I have been busy with trying to find new packaging for my brownies, house hunting (with no such luck) and I was at Secret Garden Party a couple of weekends ago. I have only just managed to get all of the mud out of my bag!
This was my first time going to Secret Garden Party Festival. I am more of a dance festival kind of girl and having been to Global Gathering, Outlook Festival in Croatia, Shakedown Festival, and going to Ibiza, I was a little bit apprehensive about what to expect.
First off was actually trying to get everything packed and in the car. Ha! My sister, house mate Jo and I were going in one car on the Thursday and well, as you can see we had quite a lot of stuff…. (the first photo was just all the stuff for me and Jo!)
We arrived on Thursday afternoon and just as we started to drag our stuff to the camp site, the heavens decided to open on us. Joyous. Then came the lovely task of putting my tent up. The last time I used this tent was at V Festival but lucky me had a lovely set of male friends who decided to do this for me whilst I sat in the sun enjoying my cider. So, trying to put this up in the rain wasn’t fun. Plus it seems it’s like no other tent anyone else has ever seen!
I finally got it together with the help of my sister and dumped all my stuff in but the front entrance wasn’t quite right so I did spend all weekend having to dive in through a space fit for a small child however the blow up airbed made it all the better!
The rain didn’t really stop all Thursday and it was pretty bad on the Friday too which made the whole site a mud marsh and incredibly difficult to get around. Especially with my very pretty, but completely useless wellies which had no grip on them whatsoever. Thank you to everyone who I had to hold onto whilst walking up and down the slopes!
But despite the rain and the mud (which turned into a lovely deep clay later on in the weekend) this was a great festival. There was so much to do and see and the site was absolutely amazing.
There was everything from mud wrestling, paint fights, fireworks, trapeze artists and fire walking. Some of the artists and bands I saw, to name a few were Tim Minchin, Strobe Circus, Adam F (my favourite set), Orbital, Alabama Shakes, Little Dragon, True Tiger, Utah Saints and many more.
I have to talk about the food too as normally at festivals I always find the choice a bit lacking. It’s usually hot dogs, rubbish burgers and tasteless noodles. We did bring out own food and breakfast usually consisted of spaghetti and sausages or bacon sandwiches. But I did go and try some of the food from the stalls and had some delicious Japanese noodles, a great Jerk chicken wrap and a chocolate and banana toastie! I also bought some of my home made brownies with me as I knew we would have cravings for some sweet things.
All in all a very good weekend and I would definitely be interested in going back next year. Although a new tent and some new wellies will be in order!