Friday, 28 August 2009

We're All Going On A...

My Paramour and I are scheduled to depart at lunchtime today for Shrewsbury Folk Festival. He has a monster work deadline to meet before we go, and it's anyone's guess whether he'll manage it in time - or, if he doesn't, whether he'll abandon the work project or put in a request for a late departure. He had a small meltdown last night when he discovered that he's managed to buy us tickets that don't include camping - and the festival is now sold out - but one of our friends has been a steward there for years, and she reckons she can find a way around the problem for us. If all else fails, I have a key for a friend's house in Shrewsbury, but it's a couple of miles from the festival site so not ideal.

I haven't started packing yet, but I have started making a list. Wellies, jumpers, mac, thick socks, umbrella, gloves, scarf. Yes, folks, it's August in England. Sigh...

Nevertheless, there should be some good things. Karine Polwart. Ade Edmondson playing thrash mandolin with the Bad Shepherds. Three beer tents, count 'em, three! If we can just get there... and if it would please PLEASE stop raining, and turn down the wind from fierce gusts to gentle breezes. I live in hope. It's a nice place to live. Better than England in August.

Back on Tuesday, if all goes according to plan. Have a good weekend, yourselves.

11 comments:

PI said...

I've never been to a festival - music that is. Have a great time and don't slip in the mud.xox

hilaryusfun said...

have a wonderful time - Ade Edmondson was awesome here!

Karen said...

It's just so windy today! Hope you have a lovely time though :o)

Debs said...

I hope all goes well and you have a fantastic time.

St Jude said...

In this weather those beer tents will be essential for cover.

Carol said...

When we were in Thailand every time Chris and I arranged to do something work would get in the way!! I hope that Paramour manages to meet his deadline.

Have a wonderful time at the festival...I'm sure you will get your sleeping arrangements worked out!!

C x

HelenMHunt said...

Hope you have a lovely time x

JJ Beattie said...

OH. I hope you got there. And I hope you're neither damp nor wet.

Enjoy.

Beleaguered Squirrel said...

Ooh, hope you got there and it's a little less cold, wet and windy than it is here!

Still, we just got back from a mostly cold, wet and windy holiday in remote Cumbrian countryside and we still had a nice time.

womagwriter said...

Have fun!

Queenie said...

Thanks, everyone - it was ace!