Weekend snapshots from Just So Festival

Weekend snapshots from Just So Festival

I like people. Well, I like some people. But I do not like being around ALL the people or being in the same place as everyone else. Busy places, particularly during school holidays, are my nightmare. So it was with some trepidation that we headed off to the Just So Festival at the weekend.

Pretty much everyone I know has been and they have all said it's amazing. However, no amount of colourful descriptions, positive blog posts or enthusiastic YouTube videos could convince me that I was going to relax, enjoy myself and not spend the entire three days panicking that the boys had disappeared in a cloud of mud and bonfire smoke in to the Spellbound Forest destined never to return.

I'm a reluctant festival goer, a fearful camper, and resemble a rabbit caught in the headlights at the mention of costumes and face paints. Some might say I'm a bit boring. I'd say those people didn't see my Grease Lightning moves at the 10am dance class at the Silver Screen or my enthusiastic rendition of Head Shoulders Knees and Toes at the Campfire Singalong where I knew ALL the actions. Unfortunately, no photographic or video evidence exists as my husband was so in AWE that he completely forgot to grab the camera. We'll always have the memories, though.

In truth, I really did approach the festival with a mixture of nerves and excitement. As did the children. And actually, the nerves were completely unfounded and we'll be heading back next year filled solely with 100 percent excitement. It was brilliant. From start until not quite finish, as we left a little early on the Sunday.

I'll put together a full post about our experience with a few hints and tips for those of you with similar character traits to me ... a little bit introverted, not overly fond of crowds, and slightly suspicious of organised fun and glitter. Until then, here are a few of my favourite snapshots from our weekend at Just So.

Weekend snapshots from Just So Festival
Weekend snapshots from Just So Festival
Weekend snapshots from Just So Festival
Weekend snapshots from Just So Festival
Weekend snapshots from Just So Festival
Weekend snapshots from Just So Festival
Weekend snapshots from Just So Festival
Weekend snapshots from Just So Festival
Weekend snapshots from Just So Festival
Weekend snapshots from Just So Festival
Weekend snapshots from Just So Festival
Weekend snapshots from Just So Festival
Weekend snapshots from Just So Festival
Weekend snapshots from Just So Festival
Weekend snapshots from Just So Festival
Weekend snapshots from Just So Festival
Weekend snapshots from Just So Festival
Weekend snapshots from Just So Festival
Weekend snapshots from Just So Festival
Weekend snapshots from Just So Festival
Weekend snapshots from Just So Festival
Weekend snapshots from Just So Festival
Weekend snapshots from Just So Festival
Weekend snapshots from Just So Festival
Weekend snapshots from Just So Festival
Weekend snapshots from Just So Festival
Weekend snapshots from Just So Festival
Weekend snapshots from Just So Festival
Weekend snapshots from Just So Festival