It is no secret that Glastonbury is my favourite place in the world and it meant a lot to me to be able to share this wonderful place with my little boy for his first holiday. We spent the weekend in Glastonbury for my birthday and although the weather wasn't great at times, we all had a lovely time.
When I said I was going to Glastonbury, everyone thought I meant the festival - but I'm not quite that cool. I just really enjoy visiting the town and feel that I really resonate with the place. Of course I had to do a bit of shopping - the shops are amazing if you like alternative / hippy fashion and as I only get to go once a year a so, it had to be done. There will be reviews of some of the items that I bought coming onto the blog soon.
We went to the cafe that we usually go to - I forget the name of it, but it is on the corner opposite the town hall and they do a great Greek salad.
We were hoping to go for a walk around the Abbey, especially as there were quite a few things going on for the Queen's 90th, but we didn't get to go in the end. Bobby was happy enough running around the town and dragging Mike after him, so as long as everyone was having fun that was the important thing.
We've been around the Abbey before, but it would have been to take Bobby. We can always take him when he is older. It was the same problem with the Tor - we would like to have gone up it but it would be impossible with a 2 stone baby in a trolley (we really need to get a baby wrap for a larger baby.) But no matter, everyone had a great time and it was nice to do something different from the norm.
We found that travelling with a one year old is not without it's challenges - the four hour journey was tiring for him even with stops and he was pretty insistent on eating nothing but toast and chips for several meals, but we got through it and learnt a lot of lessons for the future. In face there will probably be a post on travelling with kids some time in the future (in the meantime, I find solace in that fantastic blog Hurrah For Gin.)
I also got some great books while I was there. As well as brilliant clothes shops, Glastonbury has some great secondhand book stores where you can find books on pretty much any alternative or metaphysical subject. I am particularly looking forward to reading this CND book that I picked up, as it is a subject that is close to my heart and that I feel strongly about. As ever, look out for a review in the coming months.
After a refreshing break it is back to working on the blog, I've got some exciting posts and collaborations coming over the next couple of months that I can't wait to share with you. I will see you all soon.