{captured} The Good Life Experience 2015

Apples 2

This past weekend saw the return of The Good Life Experience at the Hawarden Estate Farm Shop for it’s second year.  I was lucky enough to win tickets for the whole weekend, but as it turned out, we only managed to get there on the Sunday.  Sometimes, you’ve got to take a step back, look at what’s going on, where you want to be…and simply say “No” to some things…or everything!

But seeing as we were sat outside around the fire, eating fresh fish we had just cooked on the bbq {not forgetting Monster Marshmallows!}, listening to music…we were almost, almost, there.  After all, isn’t that what the Good Life is all about?

Anyway, here are some of the things that caught our eyes while we were there;

Alf painting


The Print Your Own T Shirt {and half of your face if you’re Alfie Lowe} at The Peckham Print Studio went down well with the bois…so much so, Alf’s T Shirt has gone with him to school this week “to show  the teacher’s and everyone”.  I’m pretty sure Alf’s T Shirt will fit me too, so keep an eye out for that one ;)

tent of wonder


We didn’t catch much of the live music…just small reminders of what we’d missed out on, really, like the photo above.  Speaking of which, both times I’ve visited this festival, I haven’t made much effort to get to any of the demo’s or talks etc that are going on all day, which is something I plan on making up for next year.



climbing wll

Robb looking very pleased with himself up the Climbing Wall here.  Alf did well too and managed to get to his highest point yet.  Go Alf!


Say no more ;)

On the back of their postcards, Best Made Company, had a recipe for making Swedish Coffee.  I’m intrigued and am going to give it a go.  No fancy gadgets needed…just coffee, water and an egg…anyone else ever tried it?  I’ll let you know how I get on with it.


Ooo-er missus!  I think it took 7 attempts to get these two smiling AND looking at the camera at the same time…


Ladies & Gents, I give to you, Ben Fogle’s legs!  I was too shy to ask for a photo with him.  But got his legs in here accidentally.  I just saw the bag, the hay and saw it as a photo opportunity…and it’s not until I looked at the photos at home that I realised it was his bag on the floor that I was photographing.  How do I know they’re Ben’s legs then?  I remembered them from when he was going up the Helter Skelter…


bottle openers


We did manage to watch the Blacksmith work his magic on making a spoon.  We were all in awe of his craftsmanship and stood there from start to finish to see the finished product.  This kept the bois very quiet and very still throughout…always a rare thing around here.


The guy at the Falconry Display was quite a character.


Paul was impressed with how much biking stuff was about the festival.



I promise you Alf is enjoying this ride…?!


There was a craft tent with allsorts going on in there and we opted to try making something out of plasticine…mainly because I just wanted to sniff the stuff.  Oh my God,  I just love the smell of plasticine!  I swear when I smell that stuff I’m 8 years old again and trying my best not mix up all the colours.


…I’ll be adding a yellow ukele to my Chri….. is it too late to mention the C word yet?!



And no day out is complete without some sort of wrestling match going on.  Or any day for that matter.

The Good Life Experience, we’ll be seeing you next year.

3 thoughts on “{captured} The Good Life Experience 2015

  1. ooo oooo ooh lovely! I missed it this year but only because I was still jet lagged else I would have been on it like a bonnet! Glad you enjoyed it – love the photos, especially of the boys and the buns!

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