On Sunday we took Jake & Ellie to their first festival! Sort of…
The Big Welsh Bite, in Pontypridd.
The weather could have been better…
Jake & Ellie didn’t seem to mind at all; certainly a lot less than I did!
After buying them some juice & the biggest chocolate brownies they had ever seen we ventured out!
There were rumours of a children’s face-painter across the way; when I tracked down their location I found they’d given up & gone home…
We did however find a working carousel, which they really enjoyed! It was the first, & possibly only, time it had been used all day.
After my being forced into buying them each a plastic sword filled with fake Smarties we headed back to the comfort of our tent.
It was “our tent” because the Mummy was there manning a stall for a charity she’s involved with, PONT: building a ‘Bridge’ between Rhondda Cynon Taf and Mbale in Uganda. It’s a terrific project & one we’re delighted to be involved with.
I’d been tipped off that there was a harpist singing & playing for the children, & sure enough it was true! After a little sing-song where Jallie & others sang along & added percussion they were given a chance to have a go on a harp themselves.
As you can probably see they loved it!
Rain, mud, strange food & drink, an adventure or 2, tents, music, enjoying ourselves despite the weather – a typically British festival, and hopefully the first of many!