SOME FORM OF WEATHER EMERGENCY
broken combine harvester and you would do well to book the following week off work.
MONEY DOWN THE DRAIN
There is no set budget when it comes to festivals. The walletbusting ticket aside, you will throw money at every eventuality. Hungry? That’s £7 for a plate of noodles. Thirsty? Forget the warm case of beer you can’t take in; you’ll be up at the bar paying £6 for a pint of marginally colder stuff. Rain ruining your body paint? That’s £10 for a waterproof poncho please!
My daughter looked me in the eyes and said: “Yes, I still want to go.” Turns out I’d done a bit of a sales job. But not just on her, on myself too. We’ve done a deal – she can go with her friends, as long as I can go too. Then if she needs me, she’ll know where to find me; shouting my head off, jumping up and down in the mosh pit.
Toni Kent’s books, Reasons to be Cheerful Part One and Two, and comedic poetry – I Need a Wife – can be found on Amazon
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