Life in Pictures: Ally Pally

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Last weekend we woke up feeling a bit bored and stuck for ideas of where to go. We always do the same old things. So we did a bit of googling and found a little craft beer festival up in London at Alexandra Palace. So we just jumped in the car and went! It was FUN!

Problem with spontaneous adventures: you don’t pack properly. So we forgot baby wipes and any form of drink. Whoops. I had to spend a fortune on posh festival drinks and the kids looked like little chimney sweeps by the end of the day. I was getting some funny looks from the posh London mamas, but the grubby little things had a blast so it was all good.

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Life in Pictures: Larmer Tree Festival

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Last weekend we were lucky enough to be invited to the beautiful Larmer Tree Festival in Dorset. I’ve been to quite a few festivals, but none with children. I have never dared. And it was definitely a different experience. I did have moments where I envied the child-free, boozing, snoozing people, but actually I enjoyed this one more than any festival I’ve been to before. Larmer Tree is so chilled out, so friendly and so varied. You can just sit in one spot and entertainment will come and find you.

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Larmer Tree Festival

I found myself at home on Saturday with a gin and tonic (by myself) watching Glastonbury and feeling very envious that I was on a sofa and not in that field. I’ve only been once, with Laura and some other friends, and we had the best time, watching great bands, dodging cups of wee and not caring that our last shower was 4 days ago. It feels a lifetime ago.

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