Camp Bestival: An A-Z of our first family festival (part 2)

As you may have read (here) we headed to Camp Bestival for the first time this summer. Not only was it our first family festival- it was my first EVER festival. There was so much to do, see and take in – that the simplest way for me to describe the whole experience was to make it as easy as ABC… NOISE CONTROL Of course there is noise. But, there is good noise and bad noise – good being the music (although…

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Camp Bestival: Our first family festival by A-Z (part 1)

As you may have read (here) we headed to Camp Bestival for the first time this summer. Not only was it our first family festival – it was my first EVER festival. There was so much to do, see and take in – that the simplest way for me to describe the whole experience was to make it as easy as ABC… ATMOSPHERE Beyond anything I could have imagined. Having never been to a festival before I thought most of the…

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Heading to Camp Bestival for the first time – & some toddler essentials we’re packing!

  (One of my favourite ever festival fashion shoots featuring Gemma Ward by Corrine Day for VOGUE in 2005) During my time on magazines I’ve compiled many a festival guide – what to wear, what to take and essential beauty buys. But, what I’ve never revealed was that I have NEVER ever been to a festival. Not once. Ok, so this may not be a major confession but seems I am in the minority (am I really the only nearly 40 year old festival virgin?) I sort…

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10 reasons why you should not miss Disney on Ice – Magical Ice Festival

Miss M and I were lucky enough to be invited to the VIP showing of the new Disney on Ice show. I say *new* because for the first time the show includes those Frozen girls with its Magical Ice Festival. To say that Miss M was excited would be an understatement – although I know she really wasn’t sure what ‘on ice’ meant – she just knew Anna and Elsa were going to be there. That was enough. Really it’s just…

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London Life – the perfect city getaway for little people.

We live about 45 minutes from London so I guess to some extent we take it for granted. Like most people who live near a capital or a big city – it’s always there. So, you often don’t see it through a tourists view. Since having Miss Marnie we have made a conscious effort to see the ‘Big Smoke’ through her eyes.  This has meant day trips up West to see various books-turned-puppet shows on the stage, hitting famous department stores to…

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