It's a beautiful ritual. My wish this year was adapted a little, with a wish for peace + a change in government. So stay tuned at election time - they will be counting the votes, and there will be confusion, followed by a break in transmission, after which an announcement will be made that there is no need to count the votes this year as news has just arrived that someone made a wish :-)
We needn't have worried about missing the big names - we discovered so many wonderful performers. Po'girl (above) were our absolute favourite - such talented young women. Other favourites were The Black Market Rhythm Co., Tecoma, Women in Docs, Kaya and Jodi Martin.
I love this place. Everyone is so easy going, calm and friendly. The festival streets are full of performers and colour and dust (or mud!). No-one cares what they look like. On hot days (which fortunately this year it wasn't), you can sit and pour the contents of your water bottle over your head, and no-one will even notice. The stallholders have such beautiful displays. Hero and Leander was once again my favourite.
Love those stars! I need to learn how to make these so I can have a display like this at home, to add to all the other stars. Here's a layout I made about my star obsession, from this month's Scrapbook Creations.
The large star in the middle, with the journaling around it, is the lightshade that hangs in my bedroom. I learnt how to make them many years ago at Woodford, and once you know how they are quite easy, and only need bamboo skewers, greaseproof paper (I used baking paper as it's a bit stronger), and lots of hot glue and pva glue. I have a few of these in various stages of completion which I hope to finish these holidays.
Did you see I finally put a pretty banner up? Can anyone tell me how I can get rid of the title below it? It's a little superfluous as the title is on the banner, but I keep deleting things from my template and it won't budge! I switched to the new blogger where you sign in with your google account and I have the option of getting rid of the old fashioned template, which for someone like me who doesn't understand html would probably be a good idea. But I'm a bit worried about losing all my links and having to put them in again, and I'm too lazy to do that right now.
Thanks to everyone who posted below, and for all your lovely comments and Christmas wishes. I really appreciate each comment, and I'm sorry I'm so bad at replying, particularly in the last couple of months as I seem to be perpetually behind on puter stuff. Sally, you asked which products I used for the Body Art layout - the patterned papers are Comstock from We R Memory Keepers, and the embossed paper is from Signature Sensations. Title font is 2peas Bohemia by Tia Bennett.
Anyway, back to reality now, work and all the everyday stuff. Cutting back just a little bit on my scrapping stuff this year, and hoping to hang onto a little of that Woodford spirit throughout the year.