LADYLAND X MOTHER OF ALL LISTS:
HOW TO SURVIVE A FESTIVAL WITH KIDS
We’re going to Camp Bestival! Can’t wait, a festival specifically designed for families, with an awesome line-up. And the perfect excuse to wear glitter as an adult, eat food from trucks and let the kids get bit feral for the weekend.
I am a magpie when it comes to the beach – I’ll pick up any old thing and my kids now do the same. We come home with pockets full of pebbles, shells and pretty looking garbage.
In an effort to organise the ‘treasure’ before it takes over our flat, I have started curating our little collections into memory jars.
ONE FROM THE LADYLAND ARCHIVES…
Today is International Women’s Day, so we Ladylanders will be celebrating with a long child-free lunch, thanks to crazy feminist ideas like having partners that share childcare, being allowed to drink wine and using our own money to buy it.
When you find out you have a daughter, there’s a thought that comes to you somewhere between ‘Cute shoes!’ and ‘She’s going to learn self-defence’ which is that this small person has two decades of minefields to cross to become the resilient, happy woman you want her to be.
When it’s freezing out side, or raining, or dark at 4pm, I often find myself with a genuine dislike for the outdoors and two hyperactive children. This is when I call in the power of a rebrand. It works on adults all the time – show them a sunny Peckham carpark and tell them it’s a ‘beer garden’, it will be full of happy hipsters before you can say ‘artisanal cider’ – I use the same techinique on my kids.