Festival Survival Kit

What to pack for a festival…

festival survival kit

Festival season is almost upon us and packing economically while preparing for scenarios (hopefully) only found at festivals can be tricky. But when you see the queue for the showers, you’ll be grateful to have packed the things you need to maintain a fresh festival-chic look!

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Charleston House

Charleston House

…in pictures

I went to the penultimate day of the Charleston Festival in Lewes, East Sussex, which was marking its 25th year. I heard Charlotte Higgins and Adam Nicolson read from their new non-fiction books on Classics. Charlotte Higgins’ ‘Under Another Sky’ was shortlisted for the Samuel Johnson Prize.

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Fashion: Pastel colours

Pastel fashion

If being à la mode is high on your list then pastel fashion is the way to go right now.

Go with me on this and you may feel inspired to grab your knitting needles / chop sticks (whichever is closest to hand). Picture a basket full of round crocheted goods including a knitted peach, a crafted duck egg duck’s egg and a soft grey pebble. Coddle this basket, for it is your fashion inspiration for Spring.

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Donald Campbell exhibition at Leatherhead Museum

Donald Campbell BluebirdI wrote this for essentialsurrey.co.uk
An exhibition on the life of Surrey born speed record breaker Donald Campbell, holder of 13 world speed records in the 1920s and 30s in the famous Bluebird cars and boats, launches Leatherhead Museum into Spring.
Read my full story here.

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