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Tuesday, 27 September 2011

Beautiful Days Festival


Hope everyone has had a great summer.  It's been a bit of a strange one here; I was constantly waiting for it to start but it never really did!

We had a fantastic time at Beautiful Days at the end of August.  It's a festival run by my favourite band, the Levellers, which very helpfully happens in a field not far from my mum's house.  I don't really "do" camping, so my mum drops us off and picks us up each day - not very cool I know but at least we get a comfy bed and a proper shower.  I expect by the time she is in her seventies she probably won't want to be doing it any more but hopefully my dream of getting a split-screen VW camper will have come true by then!

We got to see loads of great bands; as well as seeing the Levellers twice we saw Carter, PWEI, Gogol Bordello, and the amazing Tim Minchin - Mr D even met him backstage, I was VERY jealous.  Next year I am going to get him to get ME a backstage photo pass.

As well as the music, there was lots of lovely food to eat, cider to drink, stalls to shop at and groovy people to watch.

I didn't take him up on the offer but lots of people did!
Mr D enjoys a lovely pint of Poltimore cider

I also got loads of inspiration for things to make - bet I was the only person there thinking up knitting patterns and designing patchwork! Before next year I'm going to make a big patchwork flag with glow-in-the-dark bits so that when Mr D returns from taking photos he can find me in the middle of a crowded field.
Tickets for next year go on sale in the next few weeks - I'll definitely be getting mine!

I've got a few more photos to show you and bits and pieces to tell you about, so will try to do some more posts over the next week.  We are going on holiday this time next week - SO excited! 

Much love,


Tuesday, 13 September 2011


Have you missed me?!  Sorry I haven't been around but have been a bit busy attending committee meetings, sending millions of emails, putting up posters, talking about balloons and learning the words to Jerusalem.  Its all in a good cause though as a week today will be the launch party of WOW-WI - the Women of Weston-super-Mare Women's Institute!

WOW-WI aspires to be a modern, fun, forward-thinking organisation which appeals to a diverse range of women.  We want to reflect the traditions of the past and develop our own traditions for the future.
Our members will benefit from opportunities for personal growth through education and friendship as well as making a meaningful contribution to their community by being involved in charitable and campaigning activities.

We will offer a varied programme of events, allowing members the change to learn more about our event themes; Arts & Crafts, Community, Environment & Public Affairs, Food & Cookery, Health & Wellbeing, Home & Garden and Inspirational Women.

The launch party is at the Blakehay Theatre on Wadham Street in Weston-super-Mare on 20th September from 7:30 - 9:30 pm.  If you are happy to travel to Weston for meetings, we are happy to have you as a member.

Women Of Weston-super-Mare Women's Institute (WOW-WI)
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Women Of Weston-super-Mare Women's Institute (WOW-WI)

So please come along and support us if you can - if nothing else tempts you there'll be lots of cake!  Feel free to spread the word to anyone you know who might be interested.

Normal "Made From Scratch" service will hopefully be resumed soon.

Love to all