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We were camping in the Loire Valley last week and caught the tail end of Hurricane Bertha - torrential rain that meant everything was damp and nothing was drying out. We were listening to the iPod on shuffle (it was linked to a Bluetooth speaker) inside the tent on a particularly bad night when “And ...

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We missed out on WOMAD last year so were super happy to be back with the gang in the beautiful grounds of Charlton Park. This year was a sell out and the hottest week-end of the year so far.....when a tiny cloud covered the sun there was a cheer for the 30 seconds it gave ...

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Wednesday Si joined me this year and graciously offered to drive us. We set off at 9am and were on the site, without once hitting a traffic jam by 3pm. Tents up, it was off to work for me for the 4-midnight shift. It was busy with lots and lots of ankle injuries, every one ...

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My oldest friend Jeff (we started primary school together) came into town to see 'Cherry Ghost' with his pal Max, so Martin and I joined them. Jeff's a big fan and is going to see them later in the week at Manchester Cathedral. Martin knows Cherry Ghosts ex-keyboard player 'Ben' who makes a living out ...

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We had a joint 150th birthday party for my mum (80) and Aunty Dot (70) at the Novotel in Worsley. A fabulous party which, frankly, could not have been better. The next morning was ‘Fathers day’ and my kids had got me a few CD’s from the charity shop, one of which was the Chelsea ...

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