Sunday, 28 June 2015

A Little Trip To Glastonbury Town

Me and mumma went on a little trip to Glastonbury this week and had a guided coach tour of the festival's lucky!  We traveled for an hour and half from Plymouth and met the teenage cancer trust gang at Glastonbury. I wrote a blog post about the tour so If you are interested, you can read here
We decided to visit Glastonbury town after going on the tour rather than wasting the rest of our afternoon driving home.
 It was the first time I had visited Glastonbury town and absolutely loved it! 
It is such a beautiful, spiritual place and has a very calming, relaxing vibe. 

We really enjoyed our first experience inside a temple, it was very fascinating. 
We were feeling a bit iffy about going into the temple as we were first timers but it was so fascinating. 
Firstly we had to take our shoes off when we entered and sat down on a nest of comfy cushions and blankets. We completely chilled out, listened to relaxing music and running water whilst surrounded by hundreds of candles. It was hard at the beginning to not get the giggles with mum but we ended up staying in there for over 20 minutes and could have stayed there for hours. 

If you ever have the opportunity to visit Glastonbury, it is a place you shouldn't turn down. 

It is a must see town in the UK. 

Have you ever visited Glastonbury?
 I would love to hear your stories and what you thought about it. 

Thursday, 25 June 2015

Glastonbury Festival Tour

I was a very lucky lady and had the opportunity to go on a coach tour around Glastonbury festival. I have never been to Glastonbury before and even though there was no chance of getting a ticket for the festival, I thought it would be stupid to turn down the chance to see the grounds. 

If you don't know what Glastonbury festival is, which I highly doubt. It is a five day music festival that takes place in Somerset in the UK. In addition to contemporary music, the festival hosts dance, comedy, theatre and other acts. 

I always watch Glastonbury live on TV every year and my auntie has been a few times. She has tried to describe how huge it is to me many times and after being on the tour, it has exceeded my expectations. 
It is absolutely MASSIVE! 

The amount of detail and preparation that goes into setting up and running the festival is unbelievable. 
The weather was typical festival weather....pouring down with rain!

We were all given an edition of the 2015 magazine and had a tour guide who told us lots of interesting facts about the festival which I have picked and listed below:

There are 35,000 people volunteering for this years festival. How bloody amazing is there. 

There is a small fully functioning A & E department on site. 

Proceeds from selling tickets and making money from Glastonbury festival supports charities such as OXFAM, GREENPEACE and WATER AID. 

The Glastonbury site is 900 acres. 

The Pyramid stage holds 90,000 people. 

There are 5,478 toilets on site.  (Not proper toilets, they are urinal type things.)

Bet you didn't know that did you?! 

Obviously I didn't go on the tour without taking a lot of photos. 

 Every bin in Glastonbury is hand painted like cool?


These are the urinal toilets that I mentioned in the facts above. 

The 17 meter ribbon tower looks over the whole of Glastonbury. 

Tuesday, 16 June 2015

A Little Trip To London

When I was given tickets to the Rays Of Sunshine concert, I decided to book a hotel for the evening so we could spend a day in London. I took my little sissy, Ella and seeing as she has never been sight seeing in London, I thought it would be perfect to spend some time together and to tour the city for the day. 
TOP TIP - You can't pay for bus fare with coins you have to buy a ticket before hand unless you have a con tactless card which luckily I had. I would also suggest getting a pass for the bus, especially if you have mobility issues. 
Being a tourist means only one thing....lots of photos! 

  We went into the Buckingham Palace shop, they had so many royal theme gifts like magnets, tea sets, clothes and books.  
It was a very pricey shop and was interesting to see the variety of souvenirs.

My amazing organisation and planning skills resulted in us arriving at Bucking Palace just before the changing of the guards. It was great to experience a full changing ceremony with bands and armed guards marching to the palace gates. 
It was very busy, considering it was a Monday morning. 
That's just the craziness of London I guess! 
 We seen so many tourists who had traveled from around the world and it made me appreciate living so close to such an amazing city. 

 After watching the changing of the guards, we decided to go for a sit down in the park.

 We couldn't resist buying some Nutella waffles in the park. 

Full of appealing nature and wildlife.


My camera decided to run out of battery so this was the last photo I took from my travels. 

Have you ever visited London? 
Where is your favourite place to visit in London?