The Wilderness Festival

Well, what a time we had at the Wilderness Festival in beautiful Oxford. Barefoot’s bright tent was waiting ready with books galore and we kicked off with a reading of Ruby’s Sleepover. Hubby, David, bravely marched along with our wheelbarrow full of activities, projector, computer and all so that we could put the fab illustrations of Ruby’s Sleepover on the big screen for all to see. The festival children made lots of bright masks and pirate swords with glue and glitter flying through the air and then we followed on with a reading of Ruby’s School Walk.

But I then had to bravely travel all the way to the Arctic to save the planet and the odd polar bear. I took my axe and carved a path for the bears to follow across the frozen wastes so that they could reach the sea and have a Saturday afternoon swim.

Then I flew back and had a chat with a pretty bumble bee wandering around the festival site making sure that everyone discovered how important the bee population is to our planet and the wonderful plants that we can all put in our gardens to encourage them. Have a look on the bumble bee website, there’re lots of things you can do to help. The sun shone all day and out on the festival lake we saw swimmers, sailors and even mermaids mucking about on the river.

We ended the day by watching Mohamed Farah win the last race - hurray!!!

A big thank you to Fi and Verity, the Barefoot team for the warm welcome and a great time.