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Zombie costumes

I am lucky enough to live near the very diverse and mystical town of Glastonbury. This weekend we had been warned that there was going to be an invasion of Zombies in the High Street. I got caught there last year and managed to take a couple of photos before they attacked. If anyone wants to join them, however, I found a couple of fun costumes so you’d fit right in…

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Sunday Glastonbury 2013 review

Had a bit of a lie in as the first act we wanted to see was Bruce Forsythe in the Avalon tent. Another silly place to put him – he could’ve easily had an early pyramid slot. The place was jam packed – it was a good job we got there early and saved ourselves a good spot….

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Saturday Glastonbury 2013 Review

Another hot day forecast, which really messed up my costume plans. Spent ages dithering as to what to wear, so didn’t get in in time for The Infinite Monkey Cage in the Cabaret tent, which was a shame. They had stopped allowing people in as it was so packed….

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Bottle Bags

bottlebags1My latest crafty project is making bottle bags. I use luxury fabrics like velvet, brocade, tapestry, satin etc – all recycled from posh curtains or off-cuts or samples. I thought they would be perfect for the festival season and are now for sale at Oshun’s Etsy shop. I’m also very excited that they are being sold by Gallery Eight Glastonbury in the Park field during Glastonbury festival!
Incidentally, the photoshoot with the bottle bags was in a beautiful secret corner of the festival site  🙂bottlebags5

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Festival Clothing

In the UK, Glastonbury Festival is the biggest music festival, and in my opinion, the best as well! I have been going for years and now I’m lucky enough to live practically on its doorstep. If you haven’t been, it’s difficult to explain quite how fantastic, or to imagine how big it actually is. There are 150,000 tickets sold, the site takes up 1,100 acres and I’ve just counted 58 stages on the line-up! There are the main music stages, the dance village, the late night weirdness places, the kids’ field, the circus and theatre fields, but it’s the Greenfields where you’ll find the traditional vibes of the 1960s and 70s, and also where you’ll find the best handmade clothes. I’ll definitely be checking those out when I’m there.

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The fence is on its way up!

Activity is happening over at Glastonbury festival site. Here are the pictures! The second one is to show it in context to the stone circle, at the top right. Sorry about the haze – on a rare clear day, I’ll take more.

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Glastonbury festival 2009

Pictures from the hill.

Have a look HERE for panoramic pictures of Glastonbury festival. You can zoom in quite a way and use the arrows to look around. My husband it taking them and updating most days.

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