Camping, Drunkenness, Music, Photography, Travel

Cropredy 2012

Just a quick post this time to get the photos from Cropredy festival online for those who were there with us.  We all had a wonderful time but it was very hot and we had to go and hide from the sun quite a lot.  Look out for the pictures of John getting all his hair chopped off by Dave!

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Dave and Ellie Piper’s wedding

David Piper and Ellie Shardlow were married in a Humanist ceremony at The Priest’s House, Barden Tower, Yorkshire.  I was lucky enough to be invited. Continue reading


Fairport’s Cropredy Convention 2011 – Day 2

Day 2 of Cropredy starts much earlier at 12 and, due to a pretty late night yesterday, we were a bit late getting on to the field (by a bit late, read not set up and sitting down until 11.30) and so didn’t get such a good spot as yesterday. Continue reading


Fairport’s Cropredy Convention 2011 day 1

Attending the annual Convention at Cropredy hosted by Fairport Convention has become a tradition for us now.  This is the 5th year (in a row!) that I have attended and Dave has been going for much longer than that.

Every year a host of music fans turn up at the sleepy little village of Cropredy in Oxfordshire to attend what is called the world’s friendliest music festival.  It is attended by 20,000 people from a wide variety of ages, backgrounds and nationalities.  The music is equally varied although folk predominates, there is also rock, rap, reggae, country and a lot of bands which mix many different genres into their own unique styles. Continue reading