Ok, this review is super-quick, because you have approximately three hours to pack the car up, grab the kids (or dump them on granny) and get yourselves to Pencarrow to enjoy the weekend at the Little Orchard Cider and Music Festival. Here’s are my highlights of last night, and five reasons why I think this is a festy worth your time:
If you do bring the ankle biters with you, thumbs up – this is one of the cleanest festivals I’ve ever taken the kids to – look no mud!
Introducing: the SAS commando of virtually indestructible bluetooth speakers that’s gorgeous to boot!
Muddy intern Ruth Wills has not only had cat cuddling duties this week, she’s also been enthusiastically updating the Muddy calendar with all the fabulous daily events sent our way. There’s a selection of highlights below (can’t wait for the baby lobster release!!!), but you can click HERE for the full month ahead. Multiple day events are listed below (since they make my fabulous calendar messy), but I think you’ll want to know about them.
Leopallooza, Bude 29-30 July
Its strapline is ‘the greatest houseparty in a field’. Since its inception 10 years ago, Leopallooza has played host to hundreds of bands, DJs and artists, thousands and thousands of people, exotic foods, strong cider and the occasional bemused but hugely entertained squirrel.
Remaining true to its independent spirit, the festival has been built from the ground up (literally) by a group of 4 friends: Lee, Sam, Matt and Cai.
Pysk woodfired session, Philleigh Way Cookery School, Truro Thurs 14 July
Pysk evenings celebrate fresh Cornish fish cooked on the wood grill or in the wood oven over oak sourced from Philleighs own sustainable woodland. Within the ticket price guests can expect seasonal canapes to enjoy around the fire pit, diners will then be seated and served sharing boards of fish cakes with sorrel, hot smoked trout with asparagus and soft hen eggs, soused sardines with fennel, carrot and granita, potted smoked mackerel, red onion jam and salted sourdough toast.
Just spotted this on twitter and wanted to share – Easy V (Mrs Beckham) and Mel C have endorsed a trending hashtag based on the 90’s Spice Girls hit Wannabe.
The hashtag #WhatIReallyReallyWant appears in video campaign featuring global female artists parodying the Spice Girls hit as part of The Global Goals movement to let world leaders know what what we really want for girls and women.
The Global Goals website says: “In 2015 world leaders promised to put girls and women first when they signed up to the Sustainable Development Goals to end poverty, fix climate change and tackle inequalities.
I’m a dedicated Glastonbury lover, but from the comfort of my sofa these days – I’ve had my fair share of wet wipe washes ta all the same. This year, I had an awesome front row of Chris Martin for starters, and let me tell you, the toilet facilities at the Muddy HQ campsite are way better. But whether you’re a *cough* lightweight glamper like me or a hardcore roll-in-mud music-fan, here’s the Muddy Guide to the best festivals due to crank-it-up in Cornwall over the next few months.
Polzeath Marine Discovery Day, Polzeath beach Thurs 2 Jun
Cornwall Wildlife Trust, National Trust, the National Lobster Hatchery and the Polzeath Marine Conservation Group are joining forces to bring you a marvelous marine day. Polzeath has a fabulous beach. Celebrate our seas, learn fun and fascinating facts about our amazing marine life; create beach sculptures, take part in an arts/crafts animation, learn to save dolphins with marine life rescue experts and loads more.
Half Day Guided Coast Walk, Bedruthan Hotel, Mawgan Porth Thurs 19 May
Its nice to go on a walk that doesn’t end in peril or argument non? Explore the coastal path with a local expert and discover wildlife you wouldn’t see with noisy kids (just mine that scare everything away? oh..) Meet at 12pm in the Bedruthan Hotel Reception. A minibus will drive you out, and then you’ll walk back to the hotel along the awe-inspiring cliffs.
Chat and Eat at the Waymarker, Constantine Thurs 12 May
Chat and eat nights, run by Taor at Potluck Cornwall are what they say on the tin – have a chat, and eat. Hands up if you’re qualified? Yes me too. Each session is hosted somewhere different and has a guest speaker – and this week its Muddy favourite Neil Adams of Bordh Tables (we met Neil a few weeks back – lovely guy) and The Waymarker – nominated for a Muddy Stilettos Award no less!