Posts tagged “Hereford Harmony

It’s all About the Wellies and Mud!

Yup…I have to say that my £9 short wellies from Peacocks saved my weekend from being a washout. I kept going on and on about how great they were, boring everyone stupid with my whooping and repetitive over excitement about a pair of short blue spotty wellies. I loved the fact they were short as it meant I could get them off quickly too.  Also I have wrestler’s calves, (give them back, they shout from the back of the stalls!) so tall wellies are always a bit of a squeeze. I then noticed that the stalwart festival and singing camp people really knew their wellies and having hardy, hunters wellies could be seen as a shrewd investment,

First Prize!

because, they look super dooper and wet feet is one of  the biggest killjoy you can have when the rain comes down in sheets all through your camping experience. As the field got muddier and muddier I was looking down at my spotty wellies feeling all glowy and warm inside.

Little bit of Mud

I remember one year at Glastonbury when we were literally up to our knees in mud, you would definately need the tall wellies. I have been scoffing at people and their  tall Hunter wellies walking round Holloway ( no mud there, lots of concrete…) and now I see they probably got so used to wearing them in a field they just cant take them off….or they are just plain daft followers of fashion.

So hurrah for wellies! And hurrah for mud! And hurrah for just anything you can say hurrah about! hurrah!

Just have to have a picture of the Bet Lynch Marquee from  Hereford Harmony this weekend, as it was so fab!




A really funny original recording with a great intro from 1959 of Flanders and Swann where Flanders sings chorus 2 in RUSSIAN!

Hereford Harmony -Totally Amazing!

It was a triumph! I just came back from a weekend of utter utter joyousness. Hereford Harmony organised Rox and Jen one of the  the Pixie  helpersby  the adorable Roxane Smith and her bunch of pixie helpers. Right now I am in such a brilliant mood, I would not know where to start with the major highlights of the weekend. Well here we go… in no particular order…highlight number one. The pixies put up a tent and blew up a mattress for us, so  me Mr P. – for the first time in  camping history were able to stand up in our tent, and I slept… a full 8 hours every night …hurrah! Never before in the history of my camping life has this occurred. As non-drivers we usually end up in a tent designed for pixies,  with a sleeping mat designed for a very light tangerine so when it rains it is pitiful, as all you can do is  lie down until the rain stops as our oh so light and portable  tent is only 3 ft tall. And you have to do everything in a crawling manner. Dressing is really annoying. Anyway, that was the first brilliant thing.

Then there was  FOOD! The way to my heart is to make me food ( It’s a Taurus thing) The farmhouse, Tim and Karen made us breakfast, homemade sausages and bacon mushrooms and toms and toast, homemade jam. Also Monty made us supper every night a vegetarian feast     ( what…I just think about my stomach!!!! shirley not!!!). There was a fabulous leopard print marquee, that got called the Bet Lynch, which just made me chuckle most of the time.

Bet Lynch

The Cabaret on Saturday night was perfectly formed, Mr P was the MC and the acts were all brilliant, cannot start to tell you which ones I  really loved…but ok..the acrobatics, the four piece sweet, the Amazing Frogs in a box, or was is Box of Frogs from Swansea.  The welsh goat song, the 2 Joni Mitchells singing Be Good Tanias, the hippy dippy’s, Jim’s guitar…argh the list goes on…

What else was good..? Lots of Welsh People…that was lush. Got some bananagrams and scabble in. ( did I win? what do you think?) Bananagrams with the Girls The campfire singing was super-dooper, and after 11pm people sang lovely sweet songs to send everyone else to sleep.

I loved the  vibe that Roxane and her crewe had set up. It was so light and relaxed.. Not too many people, 100 altogether, which is the perfect amount for a camp -so next year you had better book early. Met up with some old friends and made some new ones too….you lovely people. AND THE SINGING! wow! what a sound. I had great workshops, which just went much too fast for my liking, as did the weekend and all the other singing workshops and fun. I am going away somewhere now to continue chuckling inside and radiating  loveliness. THANKS EVERYONE. x

It was cold and raining cats and dogs...but we kept on singing!


When the rain came down on Sunday, and never stopped all day, many people got absolutely soaked putting their tents down…much wetness. We sang this in 4 part harmony in the big marque while the place got muddier and muddier.

Sweet memories.

This is a great video too.