Camp Bestival 2017 Line Up Is Looking Good

Last summer we were at Camp Bestival getting our grove on to hits from my teens from Bananarama, jumping around to Reggie and Bollie and in awe of a spectacular performance put on by Fatboy Slim.

This years line up for 2017 Pop Stars And Rock Stars is beginning to take shape and looks like it is set to top lasts years acts if that could be possible!

All Saints will be gracing the stage and this is another group that bring back many memories of my carefree youth.

The infamous Mark Ronson is set to headline on Friday night and is one not to be missed.

Mr Tumble will be making a very welcome return of the hoards of people that were there to see him last year are anything to go by!

Something that my daughter would absolutely love to see if the UK festivals exclusive – School Of Rock from the cast of Andrew Lloyd Webber’s fabulous new musical.

This is just a taster of things to come and these acts mixed with the hundreds of activities to keep busy kids amused and delicious food around every corner then this years festival is definitely worth checking out.

Pop over ‘here’ to get your tickets booked and get your summer off to a cracking start.


Seeing What We Have To Look Forward To At Camp Bestival

As the weeks past I am getting more and more excited about our trip to Camp Bestival at the end of next month.

I have been avidly sitting on Pintrest getting ideas for the costumes we are going to wear, looking for some yummy recipe ideas to cook on the BBQ when arrive and getting together all the bits and pieces we need to make our trip as fun as possible.

We have seen lots of posts of the fantastic line up and can’t wait to see Mr Tumble, Fatboy Slim, Bananarama, Jess Glynne and Arrested Development to name just a few!

But after being sent this fantastic video of some footage from last year I have really got into the mood and will be counting down the minutes until we get there!

Take a look at this magical experience that I just can’t wait to be part of this year! 

A Special Camper Van Break in ‘Ladyboy’

We were all booked up to experience our first time camping at Elderflower Fields festival under canvas when panic set in!

All of us in a cramped tent, the threat of the great British weather and a mud fearing husband did not seem the best combination for our first time camping.

With a lifelong dream of owning a VW camper van what better way to ease ourself into life in the great outdoors than hiring one for the weekend.

I came across Honey’s VW Camper a super friendly, family run business that hire out their exquisite ‘Ladyboy’ for a number of different events.

We had been to see hundreds of camper vans at Brighton Breeze last year and I can say that ‘Ladyboy’ blows them all out of the water.  I have never set my eyes on such a beautiful, perfectly restored, individual van.

First to catch your eye is the spotless exterior which is then matched with the pretty interior of cream leather and vintage accessories.

Every little thing has been thought of to make your stay completely home from home.  Not only do you get the essentials they you need for camping they have lovingly added some extras including books and toys to keep the children amused and a wonderful hamper of chocolate, coffee, wine and a delicious homemade lemon cake that was warm and smelt mouth watering on our arrival!

With my less the perfect driving skills I passed this over to the other half and after a few jumps and bumps he soon got the hang of it and loved the drive which was made even easier by the addition of power steering which is not always something you will find in a van of this age.

Once we got ourselves pitched up it was time to see how we were going to get on staying in such a small space for the next few days.

We bought along a small tent with us that we pitched up to store all our clothing and dirty bits which left the van free to be used as a more than ample living space.  There is a fridge to store all your cold items and surprisingly lots of cupboard space to hide away all the other food that you may wish to bring along.

A cup of tea made on the hob and a slice of tasty cake and we were all set up and more then happy to make this our home.

After a full day of partying at the festival we were not looking forward to coming back and setting up for bed, but we needed have worried as both the large double bed in the main part of the bed and the pop top were really easy to put up and really comfy to sleep in.  The only issue we had was me forgetting the pillows! 

I was worried that the children wouldn’t sleep well above us as it was going to be very dark and a bit breezy but they went out like light and slept right through.

This trip really did fulfill a dream for me and has only ignited the fire in me even more to have one of our own.

We couldn’t have asked for a more perfect van.  It had everything we needed and more and we felt honoured to be able to have the opportunity to stay in her.  She really is a showstopper, heads turned as we drove down the road and we were stopped by a lady to complement us on such a beautiful van.  I was tempted to pass her off as our own!

Aside from the van the service we received was outstanding.  The love and passion for the couples pride and joy really shone through and they genuinely wanted us to enjoy the van as much as they do.

I cannot fault anything at all and would love another trip very soon.  If it is something you are thinking of doing then the ‘Ladyboy’ would be by far your best option.  I can hand on heart say that this is an experience that will stay with us and one the everyone should experience.
Country Kids from Coombe Mill Family Farm Holidays Cornwall

Gooey Chocolate BBQ Cones

We had our first experience of camping at a festival this weekend and I really wanted to try out some tasty treats that were easy to prepare with limited space but we’re still a little bit special.

We had decided that disposable BBQs were going to be our best friend as we could quickly prepare the food and throw everything away when we were done.

The whole family has a sweet tooth so something sticky and chocolaty would be the perfect treat.  Take a look at these yummy cones if this is the kind of thing that takes your fancy too!

Gooey Chocolate BBQ Cones

Makes 10

  • Pack 10 waffle cones
  • 200g milk chocolate
  • Large pack of marshmallows
  • 120g cadburys nibbles
  • Punnet of strawberries
  1. Break chocolate into pieces, cut marshmallows into half and quarter the strawberries.
  2. Take out the cones and equally divide the chocolate, marshmallows, nibbles and strawberries between each of them.
  3. Wrap the cones separately in tin foil and place on the BBQ when it is just warm at the end of your main cooking.
  4. Leave to warm through for around 10mins, remove and serve.  They would be perfect with a big blob of vanilla ice cream.