Oh oops I love festivals but it's such a slog with kids.
I'm looking for festivals which are designed for kids this year. Then I can relax and give up any pretense that I'll be doing anything for me. Also, people are more likely to go to bed earlier so I won't be lying in my tent with the kids at midnight thinking 'Wow! Sounds like they're all having a great time.'
Yes I really fancy Womad. Heard lamer's good too. Perhaps in a couple of years.
I had a nightmare Big Green Gathering three years ago and am still smarting from it.
Unbelievable toil in a mixture of thick squelchy mud followed by baking sunshine. Carting 3 kids around in a wheelbarrow. Dd(3) got lost for an hour.
Cooking and washing up for 5, three times a day, on a campfire. Collapsing in tent at 9pm every night and listening to other people having a really good time.
I lay in the tent, panting and breast feeding, and vowed 'never again'.
But I LOVE festies. So looking for tiny story telling festy (300 max). Ease my way back gently.
Awww! They're all streaming past my house heading for the party. Grrrrr! I will spend all day listening to the distant music and yearning to be there. It's days like this when I remember what life was like before kids.