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WOMAD – In Pictures – People, Flags, Feet and Fun!

As I said yesterday, I have long wanted to go to a festival. My kids all said,”Start with Womad! It’s small, very friendly, safe and you’ll love the world music, world food and world crafts!”  And of course I did. I also loved the people watching and the photo opportunities. Click on any photo for more detail.

People watching:

Stalls, flags, fun:

Feet and footwear:

and on the last night – a sunset and the final act, Gilberto Gil from Brazil – absolutely brilliant!

Sunset over WOMAD

Sunset over WOMAD

Gilberto Gil on stage

Gilberto Gil on stage

 

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Weekly Photo Challenge – Masterpiece

Four Tier Chocolate Wedding Cake with roses, made for second daughter’s wedding

Chocolate Wedding Cake

 

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I was a Festival Virgin……..

…….but no more! I have spent the last few days at WOMAD in Wiltshire and found my spiritual home! To begin the days with singing in harmony, to end the days with dancing, in the rain or in the evening sunshine, to fill the hours in between with music from all over the world, with food from all over the world, to be with some of the people one loves the most and surrounded by happy, like-minded strangers – well, what more could one ask for?  Honestly? Only to have the rest of the family there too!

Why have I not been to music festivals before? I can’t really answer that question. I have always wanted to and now, at last, I have and I have loved every single minute of the four days.  I’m already looking to book for next year!

Let me take you on a visual journey through the Festival. I’m just sorry I can’t bring you the music. Here are a few photos from our first impressions on Thursday evening – colour, inventiveness, children, happiness, parched grass, music……

More tomorrow.

 

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Our Garden Spring 2008 and July 2013

When we moved in, almost half of our garden was a nearly derelict workshop – but we had a vision! Here you can see it then and now.

Garden when we first moved in

Garden when we first moved in

Garden July 18th 2013

Garden July 18th 2013

 
 

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Bricks, Friends and Roots

These photographs all have beautiful patterns. In the Barbara Hepworth Garden I am with my friend Kath to whom my blog is dedicated and her lovely husband, C.

Bricks and flowers Jan 2009

Bricks and flowers Jan 2009

Friends in the Barbara Hepworth garden

Friends in the Barbara Hepworth garden

Roots

Roots

 

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Walking Holiday in Cornwall 6

Their final day was spent on one of our favourite walk around St Anthony Head. This is one of my photos from a walk we did there in September 2008.  Thank you to M and R for all the previous photos shared from their holiday.

From St Antony Head September 2008

From St Antony Head September 2008

 

 
 

Walking Holiday in Cornwall 5

Falmouth was today’s destination, taking the ferry from Truro to Falmouth and enjoying a gentle stroll around the town after the daily 10-12 mile walks of the previous few days.

Falmouth Harbour

Falmouth Harbour

Cruise ship in the harbour

Cruise ship in the harbour

MS The World

MS The World

Looking across to St Mawes

Looking across to St Mawes

 
 
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