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Weekly Smile – (3TC #699)

We’ve been on our hols – the first one since the Rugby World Cup in Japan 2019 – such bliss even though I am now sat in the front of Fran the Van, (Franny, as she is more affectionately known), staring out at the snaking train of motley looking motor homes, smeared with festival mud. 😝

I smile as I reflect on the past four fabulous days away from home; a blend of our first trip on Franny, visiting fond friends who live on the Escot Estate (the festival site) with music, beer, food, beer, comedy, more beer, sunshine … beer and … then rain: – deluges of it! 😃

To be fair, it was not unexpected; it is a music festival in England, after all, and I had packed for this. I mean, when you’ve been caught up in an a typhoon in Japan – an English shower is nothing – is it? 😄

But; when my plastic crock was sucked away in quicksand mud, I eagerly peeled off £15 for a pair of wellies from a crease of cash in the back pocket of my jeans.

In truth, my friends, it’s been my best buy ever; as sloshing through the streams of gloop suddenly changed from what had been a chore into … glorious galore! 😆

Post inspired by Trent’s Weekly Smile. Do click through for the rules if you too, would like to join in.

And this post also includes Di’s Monday Three Things Challenge #699 The prompts: CREASE, BLEND, FRONT. Do click through for the rules if you too, would like to join in.

Also – managed to fit this into Denise’s six sentence story #174. This week her prompt is TRAIN. Moreover, it may even turn into a Toastmasters speech. 🤣


  1. Festival sounds nice, though I’m wondering if there was any beer there? Having just come out of a tropical storm, I feel for you – everything is wet here. But I don’t know how I’d handle a festival in that type of weather…

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  2. Fantastic music, food, beer, cider and most of all fantastic friends. A little bit of rain on the Saturday failed to dampen the spirits. The festival site is already looking quite empty. All that remains are footprints in the dried mud. I am sure each one creating happy memories. Same time next year??

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  3. I loved my Wellies when I lived in the UK countryside, also had waterproof hiking boots, but for a festival it’s got to be Wellies eh.
    Beer, beer, beer and more beer (plus the other good things you mentioned) 🙂

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