Hi everyone, hope you are all well and have had a great weekend! I am currently sat on the sofa feeling like I’ve been ran over by a truck, but it has all been worth it for what has been a brilliant weekend at Kendal Calling!

4cb8ae40d99f11e1979222000a1e8aa2_7His n hers muddy wellies!

We set out early on Friday morning to arrive at the festival site before it got too busy. We still had to wait in line for over 2 hours to get in, but once we got settled and the tent set up we were good to go. Luckily we were blessed with reasonable weather all weekend – bright sunshine with a few showers, in fact it was so sunny on Friday I ended up getting a bit burned!

PicMonkey Collage4Feathers in my hair, tent breakfast of muesli and coffee, trumi bars to keep me going, Chai Wallah stage, graffiti art

Over the whole weekend we saw some fantastic live music, ate some lovely food and enjoyed a few tipples as well! In fact I haven’t let my hair down like that in a very very long time, especially around food. We could have save money and brought more of our own stuff but I really like treating myself to the different foods available as part of the whole festival experience.

PicMonkey Collage3Wholemeal pitta stuffed with falafel, hummus, tahini sauce and salad, organic tofu burger, drinking Sailor Jerry’s rum and ginger beer, aubergine, red pepper and cashew curry with coconut cream, pleasant green fields, south indian coconut and vegetable curry

We also enjoyed red wine with chocolate biscuits and crisps back at the tent as well as lots of other pretty unhealthy stuff – I ate a ton of pick n mix sweets, wham bars and now that I’m more relaxed with eating dairy, ice cream. But I also had some yummy smoothies to! Life is all about balance and I enjoyed every bite, however I am well and truly paying the price for it now with a horrendous sugar hangover!

PicMonkey Collage1Amazing salted caramel peanut butter ice cream, mango smoothies, flavours of ice cream, more smoothies and a chai tea

James loved it as he is such a big music fan, if you want to know more on the bands we saw check out his music blog! We even got a hug from one guitarist when they came down off the stage to play right in front of us.

PicMonkey Collage5The tiny and out of the way Woodland stage, watching the New York Brass Band outside the Riot Jazz stage at 1am, Thomas J Speight playing for us, me being daft, James and Iron Man

One of the things I enjoyed about the festival last year was the Vintage fair which was back again this year. This time I decided to take some spare cash with me!

PicMonkey Collage2Vintage floral dress, ‘Coffee is good for your brain’ bag and ‘L’ charm bracelet

My legs are aching from walking around in wellies all weekend, the shower I had last night when we got home at 1.30 was the best I’ve ever had and I’m exhausted, but a happy exhausted :-) It was just a really great weekend and we had such a fantastic time together enjoying ourselves, once again we can’t wait to go back again next year!

Have you ever been to a festival? What’s your favourite part of the festival experience?