Secret Garden Party

Having failed miserably with our attempt to nab Glastonbury tickets, and with Bestival not until September!! – the need for a summer festival to help us through the snowy months seemed pressing.

It was yet another cold January evening when the SGP wagon hit us- and when a rather tipsy Christian agreed to put it all on his credit card (temporarily of course!) we thought it would be rude to say no!

Winter thawed and it was finally time to get the party started.

We set off with house pet Geoff in tow…

 

When we arrived we were all rather taken aback at how stunning the location was…
Secret Garden Party
Secret Garden Party Festival
Secret Garden Party Festival

 

This years theme was ‘superstition’…
but definitely not one for sorrow 😦

 

Secret Garden Party Festival
Ellie rocked out her wellingtons for the occasion…
And we spent the best part of the first day exploring…
 
in the middle of the lake was the most inventive stage I have ever seen…
 
Secret Garden Party Festival
Secret Garden Party Festival

 

Shhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh……

Secret Garden Party Festival

 
Once we had our bearings we started to get involved…
although I’m not sure the boys quite mastered this task…
 
 
But when the racquets came out they were all over it….
 
 
A friendly game of croquet got serious…
 
 
 
The sun kept shining and the fun just kept on coming…
 
Secret Garden Party Festival
I took a more leisurely approach..
 
 
 
swinging,’sailing’ and more swinging
 

 

Secret Garden Party Festival

Time for a drink in the hay…
 
 
Or a splash in the lake…
Secret Garden Party Festival
or even a quick nap
Not for long though, time to hit up the pagoda stage…
 
 

 

When the evenings closed in ‘The Drop’ was the perfect stage to huddle and rave…
 
 
Secret Garden Party Festival

 

Secret Garden Party Festival
When it was finally time to head over to the main stage, we got a little distracted en route…
 
 
Secret Garden Party Festival
Secret Garden Party Festival
Who are you all waiting for…..?
 
 
Bastille!
Secret Garden Party Festival
The team were loving it
 

 

 

 

and the search is over…
 
 Secret Garden Party Festival
when the sun had to set eventually we headed over to the ‘Dance Off’ and carried on to the wee hours…
Secret Garden Party Festival

 

Until the time came when it was time to say goodnight for the final time….

 

Secret Garden Party Festival
Thank you SGP you were unreal! Until next year…
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