Preparing for School with IKEA [AD]

With T starting school in less than three months we decided he needed his own space where he can continue what he’s learning at school or take some time to relax. A space that doesn’t already have a purpose; such as the dining room table, or one that might form as a distraction; such as the coffee table, which often has an array of magazines on it (not to mention TV remotes!). Something to call his own.

With this in mind, just like the rest of the house, we went straight to IKEA to look for ideas and it wasn’t long before we found what we were looking for.

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Camping: Camp Bestival 2019 – FAQ’s & Even More Pictures! [AD – Press Trip]

This year, after returning from Camp Bestival, we opened up the virtual floor over on our instagram for any questions people might have before making the commitment of buying tickets. At the end of the day, the festival comes with a price tag so you want to know what you’re getting for your money and what camping options are available.

Although we’re bloggers for the festival, we still have to find the cash for petrol and food – not to mention all our camping equipment – so I’d like to hope that, by now, you can tell that we are genuine lovers of the festival. We would pay ten times over to come again and again if we had to, it’s THAT good.

If you don’t follow us on Instagram, here are a few of the most common questions that people sent us about Camp Bestival:

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Camping: Camp Bestival 2019 – Highlights [AD – Press Trip]

I can’t believe it’s already been over a week since Camp Bestival! Although I’ve just about finished washing all our post-camping clothes, the tan lines are very much in existence (including some impressive panda eyes that I’ve adopted) and I haven’t quite got used to visiting the fridge for food once again (as opposed to a cool-box!)

Now that the buzz has (sort of) worn off, it’s not surprising that our four year old is now asking when he can go back to Camp Bestival – instead of asking when he can go to school. I have a feeling it’s going to be a looooong year until Camp Bestival 2020.

Although we’ve written about our weekend, we haven’t really gone into detail about our highlights; from our favourite food vendors to our unforgettable moments. So without further ado here’s a quick run down:

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The Micro Wagon by Micro Scooters [AD – Review]

Getting around a festival with small children can be quite difficult when the festival itself is quite spacious, especially if you find that you’re having to travel from one end to the other to catch a show or talk in a small amount of time. Not only that, if you’re planning on staying out past your little ones bedtime you might want to think about turning your wagon into a makeshift bed so you can still enjoy the night time activities.

With the help of some ear defenders, a cozy base, and a thick blanket, T often took himself off to “bed” and was usually out for the count by 9pm during the past few Camp Bestivals.┬áHaving a wagon takes a lot of stress out of the festival and it means their little legs can be reserved for more important things like tree climbing or dancing!

This year, we were lucky enough to be sent a wagon by Micro Scooters (you know, the guys who also do scooters!) as our wagon recently went to Wagon heaven after being given a hard time last year. We were really excited to give it a try as we cannot fault their scooters, so we were curious as to what their wagons would be like.

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Camping: Camp Bestival 2019 [AD – Press Trip]

Camp Bestival 2019 is now our third year attending the festival, and I’m going to put it out there straight away and say that it was the best one yet. The weather, obviously, helped loads, but looking back at the programme from this year I am confident to say that even if it had rained it would have still been an incredible one.

T was under two when he attended his first Camp Bestival, and now at the ripe old age of four with three Camp Bestivals under his belt I am delighted to see how he’s grown with the festival already. Each year whilst we’re driving to the festival (and lets face it, and several weeks before!) he’s telling us what food he’s going to eat, who he’s going to see, and what he’s going to play with. I love watching the excitement grow in his eyes the closer we get to the camp site.

For the last two years we’ve been incredibly lucky to be part of Camp Bestival’s blogger team, however even if this was not the case we would absolutely make Camp Bestival a part of our summer. It’s an experience like no other and worth every penny. If you haven’t been following us over on our instagram – where most of the Camp Bestival spam has been appearing – he’s what we got up to over the weekend.

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Ways We Can Still Be Eco-Friendly Whilst Camping!

One of the biggest challenges for a festival is to remain environmentally aware. With thousands upon thousands of attendees, often bringing one-use plastic tents and plastic bottles, changes often need to be made elsewhere to make sure a festival isn’t having a detrimental effect on the planet.

Using Camp Bestival as an example, they work really hard in making the festival environmentally friendly as possible. From compost toilets in the main festival area to recycling points in all the camp sites, they regularly encourage you to do your bit when attending the festival. In addition, they invite organisations such as Frank Water – who offer unlimited water refills and reusable water storage options (whilst also supporting a number of charities) – and the Big Green Coach for those travelling from London.

With this in mind, and to make it easier on festival organisers, we will often try and do our bit for the environment by bringing things with us that are re-usable and/or recyclable – or not at all – starting with our tent and ending with the way we dispose of any rubbish.

Here are our tips:

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