Wednesday, 29 June 2011

3 Wishes Faery festival 2011- Day 3

It was the last full day of the event already and I was stunned about how fast the time was going. Sunday was the best day overall for weather. We actually had breakfast outside on the picnic blanket!
Before going down to the main arena we decided to do a faerie walk down to the folly which was on the grounds of the Mount Edgcumbe estate. The view from the folly was stunning and was the prefect spot for some faerie photoshoots. I wonder what the passers by thought of us all!

What is through the round window?

It took us quite a while before we found our way back to the arena, making a detour up to the rather grand looking house.
This is when I went round doing some shopping as I had been saving it for the last day. I snatched the latest copies of FAE magazine and some wicked red horns made by a Talented lady all the way from Germany! Check out her facebook page.
Not looking my best here but now have to come up with a costume to show off these bad boys for Halloween!

I brought this cute hare and leveret statue from Awen Alive and a lovely pair of curly earrings.

I also got a red leaf style waist coat which I wanted to get last year but ran out of money.

 There was so much lovely clothing and I could have spent much more money but I wanted to save some money for my next holiday to Scotland.

After dinner (again cooked by Martin) I got changed yet again to put my new horns on :) and I was ready to boogie the night way.. Or that was the plan only my hay fever was still playing havoc with my nose, but I was not the only one suffering. Esther had not felt very well all day and she went to lay down for a little while.
The evenings entertainment kicked off with Malachite and a great folk band called Pentorr. 
We headed back to the tent early as it started to rain yet again and we had a welcome cup of tea in Esther and Martin's tent before we settled down to bed to get ready to pack up and go home the following morning.
We were lucky that it was not raining in the morning and we got packed and ready to go home. :( I really wanted to have longer in Cornwall but we couldn't afford the time away.
We set off with Esther, Martin, Gordon, Laura, Jennie and David for a slap up breakfast at Morrisons before going our separate ways. Always a sad time.
I had great fun yet again with the lovely people who make up the faerie community. It was a shame that the weather just was not on our side this time round!
Photographs again by LJS Digital photography

Monday, 27 June 2011

3 Wishes Faery festival 2011- Day 2

Day two.
Sleeping on a slope is not fun. I kept rolling into Leon who had to push me back up the air bed so he wasn't being pushed out the zipped up door. Coupled with the camping neighbours from hell I did not have a very good nights sleep. Oh yes and it rained heavy during the night too.
That morning we went back into Esther and Martins tent for some porridge and a welcome cup of tea and I decided to wear my skull and cross bone dress seeing as I had brought it all the way with me and I was determined to wear it come rain or shine!

Before going down to the main arena Leon and I took a trip back in to human civilisation to get a few more provisions from Sainsbury's as well as picking up Imelda May's first album for £3. Bargain!
The rest of the day was mingling down at the main arena and watching the faerie fashion show which I wanted to be in but completely forgot about! Oh well I was too full of hay fever to really have done any of the beautiful clothing justice!

I don't know what these two were up too, perhaps trying to locate the beer tent!

This lovely goggled lady was Ziazan La Diva with her barrel organ. A touch of steampunk to the event. Her voice is like stepping back in time.

By now the rain had started again and we headed back to camp where Martin did an amazing job of cooking for about 16 of us. I tip my hat to you sir even though the mead/cider/rum was in full flow by then!
After being well fed it was time to get our pirate gear on for the pirate and mermaid ball! Luckily the rain had ceased by this point and it was great to see so many people make a great effort with their costumes. Leon didn't take any photos down in the arena as he was too drunk to operate the camera. :(
Tonight was time for the Dolmen to take centre stage and they were worth the wait. By now I was feeling very ill with sniffles and sneezing. I was beginning to think my hay fever was in fact a cold but I stood my ground and was so glad I did because I loved dancing to The Dolmen. The sound was a bit off compared to other times I have seen them but they are still a great band to stomp your feet to and was one of my festival highlights.
I crawled into bed that night just praying to the Gods I would pass out and not wake until morning.

Stay tuned for day 3.

Photos by  LJS digital photography

Thursday, 23 June 2011

3 Wishes Faery festival 2011- Day 1

And so my second 3 wishes festival has come and gone like a floating bubble on the wind. Unfortunately this years was damped a bit by the weather and me sneezing every few minutes.
It was great to meet up with everyone again and make new friends too.

Day one.
Turned up at the new venue after getting confused as where to go after signs for the festival were not prominent enough and we drove past the camping entrance!
We found our friends, Jennie and David Cooper, Esther Remmington and Martin Winkles and the lovely Bruce and Bryone Whistlecraft who had pitched their tent on the flattest ground they could find.
Esther and Martin were wrestling with a gazebo and set to work helping them tame the wild beast before getting on with pitching our own tent.
The field it's self must have had sheep grazing on it a few hours before because there was dung everywhere! Good job we stopped off at a supermarket before we arrived as we had plastic bags to use as a poop and scoop!
The tent was pitched when the first spots of rain fell and continued to fall for a good couple of hours. We clambered into Esther and Martins amazingly roomy bell tent and listened to the rain fall and drank tea and caught up on the latest news.
There was no sign of the rain letting up so we got out waterproofs on and head out to see what was happening in the main arena.
A quick walk down the woodland passage and we were soon seeing the faces of our friends who either were trading or had just come too be a part of the festival like us.
The new venue was indeed very beautiful, with two stunning cedar trees in the centre and a lovely shell grotto seat that served as a setting for a photo shoot opportunity later on.
The rain had made the area seem very quiet and after saying our hellos and faerie hugs to friends we went back to camp for a cook out.
By the evening the rain eased off and were were finally able to shed our human personas and get faeried up!

Me,Esther, Martin and the lovely Linda Ravenscroft

The Cedar trees were lit up at night.

The entertainment for the evening was varied but stand out for me was 3 Daft Monkeys. Good sound and slightly steampunk to boot.
We crawled into our sleeping bag quiet late that night but was not late for some as a few of our fellow campers decided to stay up till 5am having a laugh and getting louder and louder. I was in two minds to go and tell them to shut up but it was so cold I just piled on the fleeces and hoped I would pass out.

Stay tuned for Day 2!

Photos by LJS Digital photography.