The Good Life Experience

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I really didn’t know what to expect from this.   I was going to the opening day of the Good Life Experience {which will continue, YAY!} and was meeting up with people who I had never met before {yet have known through blogging, twitter etc. for 4 years, I think Annie pointed out…crazy!}.  I also didn’t have a clue what to wear {with talks of axe throwing etc.}…and if I’d known I was going to be having my photo taken with Cerys Matthews within minutes of arriving, I definitely would have worn something other than my primark t-shirt.  And without the goofy smile.

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Anyway, apart from the t-shirt, I shouldn’t have worried at all.  There was a real friendly and welcoming feel to the Hawarden Estate.  It helped that as I was parking my car, I noticed Emma in the very car next to me, so we got to walk in together.  After a quick walk about, we headed to the cafe where I met the lovely Elizabeth and Stephen while we all queued for coffee and cake.

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Introductions done, hugs all around, some ‘instagraming’ and coffee’s finished, we headed out to see what was on offer.

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We got chatting with the lovely group at The Peckham Print Club, but sadly I didn’t get any photos!  I think I was too engrossed with the actual screen printing process.  £5 for a printed tote, not bad at all.

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Pedlars were there…and I bet you nearly everyone of us there went home with one of these mason jars!

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…for the kids, or so I’m told ;)

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A chance to make your own badge…and in no way whatsoever did my badge jam the machine…three times…

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Campfires, S’Mores and painted nails in need of a touch up…

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With all the chatting, wandering around, a bit of queuing and bumping into other bloggers {hi Rachel!}, I never actually got to see any of the demonstrations in full.  But there was such a relaxed atmosphere that I didn’t feel the need or the rush to go and see, if that makes any sense?!  But I was hoping to try out the wooden spoon carving, it was a shame it got booked up so quickly.  I have got some new music downloaded onto my spotify though, even if I didn’t manage to see them live here.

Next year, hopefully, as I will definitely be there.  Hopefully with a tent and a beer, too!

I’m excited to see what next year brings for The Good Life Experience.

Want to see a bit more?!  Head on over to these blogs : Annie , EmmaElizabeth and Rachel.

7 thoughts on “The Good Life Experience

  1. It was the most fabulous festival, wasn’t it? I was worried about taking the little ones but they had a wonderful time too (even thought we had to leave early because they wanted to nap). It was so nice to meet you. I loved your little messages in Welsh while I was homesick in Switzerland.

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