Our Just So adventure 2015

“The Just So Festival Tourist Board are delighted to be welcoming you on our 2015 expedition. Expect to tour the most curious of lands and encounter creatures and characters beyond your wildest dreams.” I’m absolutely delighted to announce that this summer we’ll be journeying to the Just So Festival for the third time for another wonderful weekend full of creativity, imagination and magic. The festival provides a magical experience where art, music and literature come together in a stunning location, with fantastic  musical, theatrical, and visual performances, workshops and installations to explore and it has won itself a permanent place…

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Fish face paint: Just So Festival 2017

Choosing our tribe for the Tribal Tournament at the Just So Festival and working on our costumes is one of our festival highlights every year. Everyday this week I’ll be sharing easy costume and face paint ideas for each tribe, together with my good festival friend Victoria. The Fish tribe were crowned the unexpected winners of the Tribal Tournament at the Just So Festival last year (GO FISH!) – this year will they retain their title under fierce competition from the Owls, Frogs, Lions, Stags, Foxes and (newcomers this year) Bees? Those amazingly creative folk at Just So have unveiled some…

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Just So Festival 2015 tribe reveal and some face paint ideas

It’s less than four weeks until the Just So Festival 2015, and a rainy day today gave us the opportunity to practice some tribal face paint in readiness for the big weekend. At Just So you can choose to join one of the tribes – owls, foxes, lions, fish, frogs, stags. Dressing up is optional, but lots of people do bring costumes and you can score points for your tribe in the big Tribal Tournament, with the winners announced after the tribes march in the Wild Rumpus on the Sunday evening. This year Ez and I will be staying loyal…

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Just So Festival 2014 Part I

Last year, the Just So Festival completely seduced me with its magic and originality. We all loved every second (eternal thanks to Kat for introducing me to this special festival), and it was an absolute given that we would want to experience it all again this year. Having been left with such a sense of wonder and happiness last year, there was a small part of me that was terrified that it wouldn’t live up to those memories, but as soon as we walked through the gates last Friday, the festival began to work its magic, and I was just as…

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DIY fish face paint and the Just So Festival 2016

It’s about this time of year that we make our tribal announcement for our pilgrimage to the Just So Festival (read all about the Tribal Tournament that includes owls, foxes, stags, lions, fish and frogs), and I’m giving you a mega sneak peek of our costumes. This will be our fourth visit to Just So, and Ez and I have been owls every single time. Until now. Because this year we are all going to be FISH! Well, some kind of fish/mermaid/sea creature/pirate mash up to please all four members of the family. We’re so excited! The great thing about…

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