This weekend is Just So Festival‘s 10th birthday and the Wild Rumpus event team are no doubt going to pull out all the stops to make this year’s festival the best ever. We first went in 2013 when the twins were three, and have since been every year but last year, so the twins have grown up with the festival as a marker in our year. The Tribal Tournament is always the main event for us, and we love choosing our tribe and getting our costumes prepped every year. You pick a tribe: Lions, Stags, Frogs, Fish, Owls, Bees, Foxes,… View Post

The second year of Timber Festival definitely didn’t disappoint. Despite a bit of drizzle on Saturday morning, the weather stayed largely fine, and it was actually a relief not to have the meltingly hot temperatures of the previous year.  We arrived late on the Friday, but as soon as we got onto the beautiful festival site amongst the trees of the National Forest, we slowed down and started channelling Timber’s relaxed pace. That’s the best thing about this festival – it’s small enough not to feel crowded and allow you a feeling of space. That means there’s never any difficulty… View Post

This time next week we’ll be waking up for our last day of fun at Timber Festival – the festival that celebrates the forest and trees, and won the Best New Festival award at the UK Festival Awards 2018 after its launch last year. We had an awesome time at last year’s festival, and have been super-excited about returning for Timber’s second year. The programme was packed last year, and we know this year there’ll be even more on offer. Tickets are still on sale at timberfestival.co.uk, from day tickets (Friday adult tickets £20, Saturday and Sunday adult tickets £35) to… View Post

Within a day of repainting our stairway wall white a while back, I could already see new grimy hand marks and scuffs. Instead of obsessing over them I just took a deep breath and put it down to normal house wear. It’s inevitably got dirtier and dirtier, until the other day I had to accept that I couldn’t ignore it any longer. Inspired by a recent shoot we put together at work, I rejected the idea of yet another white re-coat (actually a really full-on job as the stairway is so tall), and decided to take a different approach, which… View Post

It’s that time of year when my sense of wanderlust kicks into an even higher gear than normal. Everyone I know is busy booking holidays, and I’m no different, sketching out ideas for trips and adventures and trying to work out what we can make work in terms of budget and leave. This year, we’ve started our calendar of adventures by plugging in a couple of festivals so we’ve got something to look forward to and to work our holidays around. As long-time fans of multi award-winning family arts festival, Just So, we were gutted to miss the festival last… View Post