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Brighton Fringe Festival 2 for 1 tickets

 

Brighton Fringe FestivalI love Brighton. I can’t think of anywhere else I’d rather live (in the UK that is).

Brighton is full of crazy non-stop fun and no time of year is that more true than May.

The sun starts to shine, deck chairs unfold, and the sound of busking drifts thought the Pavilion Gardens like the smell of vinegar soaked chips on the beach.  Disco Pete dusts off his white gloves and familiar faces start to appear on the streets of Brighton.

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Best family festivals

hunny cool cIt’s grey and cold outside and I am dreaming of a field somewhere. Worry free long sunny days surrounded by gorgeous vibes and happy faces.

To cheer myself up I decided to write about my Top Family Festivals of 2014 and remember some of my most special moments last summer while on the road with Festival Kidz. Continue reading ‘Best family festivals’

Oldest ravers in town #SGP2014

sgpuscropped‘Oh my god! Can we take your picture?’

I’m still not quite sure how I feel about this.

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Lost Child, Found Child

festival babyLosing kids is the worst feelings in the world.

Although I’ve always felt festivals are one of the safest places for a child to go wandering, the reality of it happening still producing that sick panic and sinking feeling that ever parent dreads.

Remain calm…

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Champagne, pies and hot tubs

Elderflower Fields 2014 view

We spent last weekend at Elderflower Fields Family Festival at it’s beautiful new home in Ashdown Forest.

I’ve written about what quality Sussex family fun the festival is in 2012 and in 2013 about letting our flock fly free and spreading their little wings exploring and experiencing this great event.

Although Elderflower Fields is very much billed as the focus being ‘all about the kids’ this year I decided that us grown ups weren’t going to miss out.

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WIN family tickets and DJ slot at Whizz Bang Pop Festival 26 July!

WHIZZ BANG POP-festThis weekend we went to our first festival of the season Elderflower Fields

We had a fabulous weekend of family fun and I hared some of my ‘top tips for taking kids to festivals’ with lots of new families who were taking the plunge with their first family event.

I also had a column in the Argus featuring a Sussex Family Festival round-up.

Get me, a column in the Argus!

If you’re not quite ready to do a full weekend at a festival with kids I included some day festival suggestions in my recent column (now that I am officially a journalist and all that!)

Whizz Bang Pop Festival is one of the great day festivals I recommend and the lovely organisers have not only donated a family ticket to one of you lucky people but also the chance to DJ IN THE DISCO SHED!!

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to my most amazing friend

babyhandsI have this friend. She is the most amazing person I know. A constant in my life that has always been there for me. She never judges and is always full of kindness and joy.

This note is for her and her brand new little baby.

May you both always walk with sunshine in your steps.

x

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WIN family tickets to Elderflower Fields Festival 2014

Elderflower (3 of 63)Is anyone else struggling through these dark winter days, dreaming of a sunny G&T in a field somewhere? Well I may have just the thing to add a ray of sunshine to your life.

It’s my very first competition at A Field Somewhere!

One of you lucky people will WIN a family ticket to Elderflower Fields Festival worth £310!

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I give up by Izzy Dix

No child should ever feel that life is not worth living.

Please read this sad story and help your children understand the consequence of their actions and words.

Let’s spread LOVE to our children as much as we possibly can.

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Best family festival 2013

family at glastoNow summer is well and truly behind us and G&T’s in a field somewhere are a distant memory, we’ve been invited to vote for our favorite festival of 2013 by Festivalkidz.

We’re lucky enough to have been to our fair share this year through work or fabulously generous friends.

All have been great in their own little ways.

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I’m a winner!

facesI never win anything.

My friend Maddie from Gammon and Chips (one of the MAD finalists) encouraged me to enter the MAD bloggers photo competition last week.

And I won!!!

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Honesty Tourettes

ImageWe’ve all been there. Excited child with a beautifully wrapped gift from a relative or friend. Hoping and preying that we have instilled that look of delight and happiness in them, that no matter what the gift contains, they will be polite and receive it gratefully.

After all, it’s only polite. Right?

Dic and Dom SMASH it!

dic n dom DJ set Camp Bestival

BBC pic (mine were rubbish)

Who’d of thought it?!

With all those massive headline acts Mr Rob Da Bank could afford at this years Camp Bestival it was 2 teeny weeny kids entertainers that absolutely SMASHED IT.

What’s the story? July piccie

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What’s the story?

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Too old to trapeze?

photo (78)Just had a fantastic family weekend at Glastonbury courtesy of some very kind and lovely friends.

After being told several times over the weekend that I must be MAD, it suddenly struck me on Sunday, that perhaps I actually am.

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Letting the ‘flock’ fly free

027According to Wiki, a group of children is either a “flock,” or a “bundle”. Doesn’t sound right to me. Surely some of the other group names feel more fitting? A ‘mob’ of Emu, a ‘crash’ of Hippo or even a ‘colony’ of bacteria!? Anyway, we’ve just got back from a fabulous weekend at Elderflower Fields Festival with some lovely friends and a ‘flock’ (or ‘bundle’) of kids. Our squawking ‘flock’ consisted of about 12 kids or various ages between 1 and 11. They all got on so well, not a squabble or moan all weekend. Continue reading ‘Letting the ‘flock’ fly free’

10 tips to enjoy (or survive) festivals with KIDS!

daisy babyOur kids have grown up at festivals.

It’s certainly a challenging experience with little ones especially if the weather’s bad.
More endurance than enjoyment.
But still we do it.
Come rain or shine.
We keep going back for more.
There is nothing quite like it.

WE LOVE IT!

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I Quit

It’s become a dreadful guilty pleasure over the years.

At first it was limited to at home in private only.

But more recently I have lost all will power.

Started even to do it in public.

Unashamed.

So that’s it.

I QUITE!

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A date with Daisy – somewhere over the rainbow..

…there’s a place that i dream of, once in a lullaby.

rainbowFour and a half years, every night without fail, I sang this song to my little Daisy. But then number 2 daughter arrived. BAM! I tried to spread my attention between them at bed time but it became easier for me to take care of baby and leave Daisy to her daddy.
Last week it suddenly hit me, where has my little girl gone? Have I lost her without realising it?

Elderflower Festival – QUALITY Sussex family fun

EF-tweetbirdJust booked up my May Bank Holiday weekend. Organised hey?

Quality and festival rarely go together.

But last year we stumbled upon Elderflower Fields.

Never again will I accept that festivals plus kids equal 3 days of soggy chips, missing all your favorite music and hovering small bottoms over swamp infested portaloos.

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