So I've sat down with my cup of tea, picked the straw out of my hair (and bra and shoes....more on that later!) and got to it.
We arrived early doors today to squeeze in as much as possible, I had (gratefully) been booked onto the 'Chefs Table' by Electrolux so we wanted to suss the place out before that (also the important things like how many toilet areas there were as we had both children, and most importantly, the bars!)
The kids hopped into their transport for the day, the wagon - which we hired at the doors.
I had to persuade Charlie to get it as it seemed excessive at the time, but Aurora is only two, so I thought we would need it if Madame decided it was all too much and she needed a siesta.
It DEFINITELY was worth it! Mums always know best ;)
They both loved it - as you can see!
We then went to see my Aunt who is head of press for Sutton Seeds -
They handed out popcorn and involved the children in games so they could win packets of seeds - I know what I will be doing tomorrow! Gardening!
Once Charlie had located bars & had got a coffee, I left them to it to go over to the Electrolux Chefs Table.
It was in one of the tents where there is glass around it so people can watch you & the amazing experience - I felt extremely lucky (and just a bit smug).
The chefs who were cooking for us (it was a horse shoe shaped table, so the chefs could cook and talk to us at the head of the table) are brothers who own a restaurant called Casamia (michelin star restaurant based on the outskirts of Bristol.)
The Sanchez brothers are extremely passionate about their food, and as they explained, their inspiration is from their own memories and their parents - who started and ran Casamia before they did.
We enjoyed a four course meal in one hour - with three different wines, to compliment each course.
It was INSANELY good - every little detail was unique, and the food chosen for us was a traditional dish with a modern twist. We had:
Tomatoes & Mozzarella
Duck, Carrot & Fennel
Peaches and Cream
These are all from their menu, chosen and changed each season to compliment the british seasons.
Definitely worth the trip into the West Country you Londoners! (and anyone else, of course) To see their website & details please click here.
After my decadent lunch - I met up with my family to soak up the sun and enjoy the festival.
We didn't go to the feastival last year - but it's so worth it.
It's really well catered to families, people without kids or people that just love their food.
We sat down with our Churros and chocolate - which was soon all over our faces!
Well, not mine.
You would think I was full after my four course lunch, but NO. I had to try some falafel -
This was my childrens favourite part of the day - they had a space right in the middle of the fields where they had just spread hay and hay bails everywhere for the children to play in!
and they made the most of it...
Those little monkeys - got me at every opportunity!!
Once things had settled down and it was nearing tea time, we hit the rides.
Aurora was too little for this, so we had to watch Daddy and Oscar enjoy it - which was so lovely.
But don't feel too bad for her, she had a quick go on the baby swings.
If that hasn't tired them out, I don't know what will!!
I want to say a huge thank you to the girls at Electrolux who invited all of us along, and making sure we had everything we needed - it was brilliant to come to an event so local to us & we thoroughly enjoyed ourselves.
Now, time for dinner.....