Sunday, 22 August 2010

Hi Di Hi

Hello all,

I'm back from our little trip-et away.  Hope you're all enjoying the summer - I don't want it to end!


I won't overload you with too many photo's, so will split it in two - the first being the fantastic Vintage at Goodwood festival in West Sussex.  It was an extremely good event, although we only went for 1 day, due to our already booked holiday.  Not having been to a festival before, I wasn't too sure what to expect but it was great, although I'm sure it doesn't fall into traditional type festivals!


We were lucky enough to go on the only dry, sunny day (phew).  We took our two boys which I was initially a little worried about as I was concerned about their boredom levels!  I needn't have worried as there was a vast array of activities for children - most of which you could leave them (temporarily) whilst they busied themselves. In fact we ended up spending more time on their activities than enjoying ours!


The event was well organised and had some excellent activities, vintage caravans, vintage fairground, music, food, buses, a 'beach', vintage cars and bikes, stalls, shops and a whole lot more.   One of my favourite displays was a 1940's allotment (I don't think it differs from one today but it was lovely nevertheless).  It was wonderful to see so many people dressed in vintage clothing, hair and make-up done as it would have been in the 40's.


Here's a pictorial snapshot of a fantastic day. (You can probably click on the photo's to enlarge them).

Vintage buses laid on, transporting people from the local train station


In we go..........


Love the coloured cars


Oh, to drive round in one of these!


Sit a while and create......



Now, I wouldn't mind owning a caravan like this


Good old fashioned fun



Jack's (on the left) had fun!


Hopefully they'll be another festival next year!

Right, I'm off for a blog catch up.....

14 comments:

pip said...

that looks great:)... I love the knitting area!

bellaboo said...

Welcome back!
I want that caravan!

VintageVicki said...

I am envious - that looks such a great festival - completely different from the norm.

silverpebble said...

That festival looks truly wonderful. I am very envious indeed! Glad you had such a lovely time.

Lyn said...

Hope there is one next year, I would love to go, it does look fun.
love
Lyn
xxx

Polka Dot Daze said...

Oh my gosh - what fun!
I want that caravan!

melissa said...

Wow! I would give my right arm to go to a festival like that! ... Well not really cos then I couldnt sew ... or crochet! Looks like you had great fun!

Little Messy Missy said...

Love the trailer!!!

Carmel said...

Looks like fun! Love the crochet and knitting stand. I wouldn't mind the caravan either.
Have a lovely week.
Carmel

sew obsessed said...

Love the look of the vintage festival, Mr D would love the cars.
Yes the moors are covered in fog at the moment and it's been like that for quite sometime and I can't imagine it lifting. It's like a different world up there. Really pleased that I've found your blog, - off to have a read.

The Little Vintage Company said...

The festival looks great! Will have to think about buying a ticket next year!!

Tamzin X

daisy daydreams said...

Looks fab

Country Girl said...

That looks such fun I may have to seriously consider going next year.

Louise said...

It's great to see photos from Vintage at Goodwood. Glad you had a good time, and a miracle it stayed dry. My niece was there making sock monsters! x