As you know we at Espiritu feel really strongly that it is important to be involved in the community and support local causes. So when we got a chance to have a tent at Folkstock Festival at Aldenham Country Park in September we jumped at it; even though it was 1 week before we actually opened!
We had so much fun putting hair chalk colours on people to brighten them up, painting their nails and pampering them with reflexology and indian head massage. It was a wonderful day that we’ll remember with great fondness forever. Here is a picture of my daughter’s first ever manicure!
If you missed it check out the photo’s below and don’t be sad, because you have a chance to go to Christmas Folkstock this Sunday 8th December at Hertford Corn Exchange from 2pm, and it’s FREE!
If you don’t know about the Folkstock Foundation, it is a wonderful charity supporting acoustic performers – i.e. people who are actually brilliant and talented, unlike some of the shows we see on the TV! I especially love festivals, having never been until I had my children, so I’ve blogged a lot about how important and fun they are. This Christmas festival in Hertford looks like it will be another smashing event; perfect for regular and new festival goers.
Folkstock was fun, but I was also working, and juggling a 7yo boy and a 3yo girl. What I LOVE about music is how it affects children immediately. There were 3 times that my daughter became a little upset. The first time we had a wander to listen to the main stage, and she snuggled in my arms swaying to the music. Within moments she was calm and settled.
The second time we found a group of morris dancers that totally transfixed her. The third time we found a gorgeous stall for Barefoot Diaries, and my daughter fell in love with the little boy there and ran around on the grass for ages.
A great festival has simple fun, wonderful music, and lots of space for the children to dance and run around. We all have busy lives nowadays and music is the perfect way to feed our souls and rejuvenate.
Hope to see you next year, or on sunday, or both!