I went to Glastonbury… It was as magical and wonderful as ever, despite the mud.
All images taken on 35mm film.
This weekend, myself and my friends went to Kent for the weekend and it was simply lovely.
We went on a bit of a tour around the county to get out of London (I know I’ve only just got back!), get into to the countryside, and see the sea. It was brilliant, even if the weather wasn’t.
There are some TV shows which just affect you. Shows that stay with you long after they’re finished, like for me, Friends or Breaking Bad. The US Office is one of those shows.
I don’t know where I’m going from here, but I promise it won’t be boring – David Bowie
Music has lost an icon. A legend that inspired generations, and whose music will live on forever.
There’s nothing like being at the top of a mountain to clear your head… As another year draws to a close and we pass into 2016, I can’t help but reflect upon the last year, and think about what is to come in the next.
And so there is another Glastonbury over. I’ve got a serious case of the post-Glastonbury blues so I thought I’d share my weekend and daydream away back to Worthy Farm.
After an, ahem, eventful start (Fran!), we piled into our cars and off we drove to Somerset. We arrived at 7am and by 10am our camp was set up in the wonderful Park Home Ground, overlooking the Other Stage.
As the only one in our group of 12 that had ever been to Glastonbury before, I decided to take the group up to the top of the hill by the Stone Circle for the first night to give them an idea of the site and we were treated to the most majestic sunset.
It’s a truly magical place and I felt even more in love with it this year.
I didn’t see a bad act all weekend, but here were my two highlights:
I love, love, LOVE Florence and have followed her career since she played in a tiny tent at Leeds Festival in 2008. Her set was full of energy, excitement, emotion. She showcased her fabulous new album, How Big, How Blue, How Beautiful, as well as the best of her back catalogue and a heartfelt version of Times Like These by the Foo Fighters. Every song was brilliant and her voice continues to give me goosebumps. What was lovely to see was how grateful and humble she was about the performance. It was incredibly moving, a real highlight of the weekend.
Oh! What a feeling!! When we’re dancing on the ceiling! Lionel’s set was un-be-lee-va-bl! Glastonberry! Hellooooooo, is it me you’re looking for?! It was just a brilliant, uplifting, hilarious set. I adored it! And so did 100,000 other people, fantastic!
After a wonderful weekend, we all watched The Who together before heading home the next morning. It was wonderful.
Until next year, Glastonbury
Every so often I like to keep you updated on what’s top of my current iPod playlist so here’s a few of my favourite tracks that have been circling my head for the last few weeks…
Oh Jamie, you wonderful, wonderful man. Everything you touches turns to beautiful, aural gold. I implore you to give this one a listen, just heavenly. This video is pretty sweet too.
May I introduce Issue Two of PYLOT Magazine, The Family Issue.
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Hello! Or should I say bonjour!
I have just returned from Val Thorens in the French Alps, home from my first skiing holiday!
It was amazing – I’m hooked. I’ve got the bug, and anyone who has been skiing will know exactly what I mean when I say that. This is a massively picture heavy post, so sit back, press play on the video below (song of the holiday!) and enjoy whilst I show you around Val Thorens…