I <3 Camp Bestival the best of all

Where else can you wander, slightly squiffy, with a two year old on your shoulders from Henry Rollins for Breakfast through to The Gruffalo Live for lunch, Rolf Harris for afternoon team and the The Happy Mondays for Sundowners??!

Camp Bestival is a magical experience for parents and kids alike.  I would describe it as the Johnny Boden of festivals and yes, there is a fair amount of Joules wellies / Bugaboo dodging to be done but when it comes to a formula that both parents and kids will love, this has it nailed.

The Olympic themed event, which for many families was more like a fabulous holiday than a weekend festival, ended with the most magnificent 3D projection and firework show and really sums up how great it was.


link love: stuff I read this week

1100036_love_foodSome interesting stuff I read this week (muchos hat tips to those involved):

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just a blip?

I stumbled across the latest site to be obsessed with this weekend via a number of Twitter feeds….blip.fm.

At first I just groaned, seriously questioning whether I have time for anything else digital but over the course of yesterday, I blipped a few tracks and started following a few familiar faces and it is definitely growing on me.

So what is it? In short, it is like the secret love-child of Twitter and Last.fm…

A music sharing site where you post short messages (like tweets…but called blips) with a track attached. The timeline builds up a story accompanied by music documenting your friends’ day. You play the timeline and have music on all day selected by your friends.

You can upload your tunes and give people cred (called props) based on what you think to their tunes.

You can also link it last fm but I don’t know how so check their FAQ for that.

Oh and you can send your blips to other soc networks like Twitter etc too…which frankly I find annoying but hey, just my opinion!

Anyway, blip me here and decide what you think.