Just So blooming lovely

I feel lighter, happier, calmer – pretty surprising given that I’ve just spent the weekend camping in a field and am so tired I feel like I could sleep for a week. But the three days at the Just So Festival at Rode House in Cheshire really did something magic to my soul – I can’t think of any better way of putting it. I’m actually still too floaty and dazed to write the review I planned to, so a more practical post about the festival – the bits we loved the most and festival-going with kids in general –…

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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 2: Highlights

As well as the amazing general atmosphere at Just So, the festival programme is pretty rocking, too. We went through the programme together as a family before we arrived, starring our must-see shows, and we actually managed to do all of those and more. Here were our favourites of the weekend: Little Wonder: This show combined acrobalance and physical theatre and really caught the imagination of the twins. We watched it first thing on the Saturday, and it was a great start to our day. Lantern making: Ez got really into making a lantern. although I’m not sure we timed…

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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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A weekend in the forest at Timber Festival 2019

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…

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