For my birthday Warren got us some tickets to the Reading Festival to watch Florence and the Machine. And that's happening tomorrow kids. So tonight we are off to a little town outside of Reading - where Warra has booked us into a "boat-hotel" on a river (free bicycle hire and all!). We were at the Reading Festival last year and it was epic. This year, I decided to make Warr a little festival survival pack - which I will give to him when he gets home from work. In the pack so far -
Face wipes - because "even though we aren't camping, these somehow feel appropriate".
They are dusty and brilliantly-grimy.
Yes. we neeed these.
We also neeeeeeed festival bling. I probably neeeeeeeeed this more than Warren.
The more neon, the more better. (wow that sentence, am i already drunk?)
"for your new purchases" - Warren will buy "festy-glasses".
We know this about him, because of the sunglasses addiction.
Other essential festival survival pack items include -
a stash of small packs of tissues. Mainly essential for girls. You will need these. Trust me.
Family-size packs of gum.
Snacks for on the train.
Also packed in my bag is:
gumboots/wellies/rainboots (the dust, the mud, the potential rain - you'll want dry feet at 2am)
and a bajillion rolls of film.
I decided to wrap them all up in magazine pages, because -
- its a festival
- bright and random is the way forward
- magazines are awesome
- i have no wrapping paper
I made a "Reading Fest" gift bag - which was so easy to make even your granny could do it. But more on that another time.
I sealed it with some of the awesome ribbon that was given to me by nametapes.co.za (which you can read about in this post)
We are leaving tonight on a one times train outta here. So very excited to see Florence, The Shins, Miike Snow and Kasabian headlining and the rest of the line up here.