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Weekend in Pictures…

 

 

 

This weekend…

We partook in some Honey Rum and Coke thanks to some globe trotting lovelies!

The postman brought some goodies!

Thomasina Miers ‘Wahaca – Mexican food at home’ 

Cannot wait to try and make the ‘Pork Pibil’.

It is so delicious, if it was a man I would kiss it on the mouth every day!

The postman also brought these babies, End of the Road tickets! YESSSSS!

The Peahen in St Albans has started their BBQ Sunday’s again.

A smokey BBQ beef burger with cheese and crispy bacon and potato salad.

I would eat it again in a second!

Hope everyone has lovely weeks ahead, Sarah and Celeste are off to see the beaut Canadian folk band ‘The Wilderness of Manitoba’ on Wednesday  while Hanna is swimming, fishing, saunaing in Finland! (JEALOUS!)

Happy Monday!

– Celeste, Sarah and Hanna

xxx

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Field Trip: No Direction Home, Wellbeck Estate

Two Fridays ago, Mr F & I donned our wellies, packed a car picnic and made our way to the Wellbeck Estate, for the first four hours of the very first “No Direction Home” Festival, created by our favorite festival makers  End of the Road.

Spirits were not dampened by the rain, and we were warmed by mulled cider, and beautiful music that greeted us

This big fella welcomed us to the festival village.

Mr F was playing for the delightful ‘Diagrams’ (here is their tumblr and NDH playlist: http://diagramsmusic.tumblr.com/post/24611950795/the-no-direction-home-festival-playlist)  who played their set on The lake stage (which, you guessed it, is situated beside a lovely lake) and they brightened up grey skies by getting the crowd to blow up and let off loads of brightly coloured balloons.

After their set, we had just about enough time to enjoy a seat on s log, by the lake, share a pie coutesy of  Barnaby Sykes Pie maker, and although not quite Pie Minister, their Steak & Ale pie was super tastey

This was all beautifully accompanied by  Lanterns on the Lake, who we caught most of before hitting the M1 back home – here they are playing ‘Tricks’ at NDH…

There was a combination of lots that we love about End of the Road, and lots new, it was a lovely size, and gorgeous site, beautifully decorated and an interesting line up.  Our only disappointment was that we had to leave so soon.  It certainly wetted our appetites for this years End of the Road, and I suspect we might try to make a weekend of No Direction Home (nodirectionhomefestival.com)  next year.

My phone died before I was able to take many pics but have found this photo gallery from clash music to give you a peak.

Enjoy!

Sarah

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Penny for your thoughts: Wanderlust and excitement for things to come.

This week has been a short week, thanks to Easter holidays,  and has left me hungry for time off and adventure.

I am thinking of taking off around the world… I won’t … but that’s what I have been thinking of.

I’ve been reminiscing on days passed when I have been in the sun, eaten delicious food and had adventure.

I’ve been writing summery sounding songs with talented friends.

I’ve been wondering about the things that are to come and thinking change is a foot. 

<Insert an appropriately bad dad joke here that has something to do with change not being an actual foot!  Don’t judge me>

I have been dreaming of the fun things that are planned for summer time, especially End of the Road festival.

Here is a  little video to wet your appetite…

We did a Field Trip post about this a while ago.

So my wanderlust has driven me to start drooling over the line up, looking at old pictures and planning what I will eat and wear, however premature.

I am very excited that Alabama Shakes (Sarah posted last week about them) are playing AND Yeti Lane both of which have been frequenting my various listening gadgets in the last few weeks.

Here is a little bit of Yeti Lane for you to hear.

Oh what fun is in store for us in the sunnier half of the year!? I can’t wait!

– Celeste

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Field trip: End of the Road

 

 

Welcome to Tracks of Foxes first ever Field trip!

We are rewinding back to September 2011 when we made our way deep into the Dorset countryside, to be apart of a wonderful festival called End of the Road. This really is a festival like no other (we absolutely love it – you might get the idea from our gushy answers below!) with great music, food and drink (all those British Ales and ciders just had to be tested). The word magical was uttered more times than any other during the long weekend.

As a proper field trip requires we’ve listed our best moments and top tips for you.. Hope you enjoy it, or even better, come along to EOTR 2012 – we’ll definitely be there!

Best meal

Sarah: Pie minister pie, minted mushy peas and mash, but my best lunch was the delicious corn on the cob!

Celeste: Pie Minister or Burrito.. that burrito. I dream of that burrito, messy but worth it!

Hanna: It’ll have to be Pieminister. So, so yum for our tummies and beautiful packaging to boot! (Love a bit of good design:)

Best drink

Sarah: The yummy hot cider, both tastey and good for keeping hands toastie.

Celeste: I loved ‘Ginger Joe’s’ ginger beer and quite by accident I believe a full mug of tequila did a very good job at keeping me warm!

Hanna: Loved the amazing variety of English beers and ciders – many of them local to dorset and devon too. All for supporting the local breweries!

Best gig

Sarah: Josh T Pearson (which I suspect the other two ladies may choose) my second favorite was lovely Laura Marling.

Celeste: Yes! Josh T Pearson, he made me laugh while he sang sad songs.. a strange but winning combination. It was also hilarious watching all the men around us crushing on his beard and coolness. M. Ward I also loved, he was a little dreamy, I decided the ‘M’ must stand for ‘Mmmmm’.

Hanna: I have a secret (not anymore) crush on Matthey Houck from Phosphorescent, so needless to say his set on the Garden Stage is forever imprented on my mind.  Here’s to Taking it Easy was my soundtrack to 2010-11 so I had to try really hard to not be that girl who’s belting out the lyrics and annoying everyone around her (don’t think I succeeded).  Okkervil River and Josh T  (as mentioned before) we’re definitely up there too.

Best venue

Sarah: My favorite place was the library in the woods!

Celeste: I loved all the venues but walking in the woods felt like you actually entered a secret magical kingdom, from the secret library with books hanging from the trees, bookshelf in the trees, hidden tiny people in the trees to the sudden cannopy of fairy lights and paper cranes that surround you.

Hanna: Yes, there’s no going around it the woods we’re magical. The origami birds, fairylights and paper mache animal heads just made it!

Best outfit

Sarah: My oversized arron cardigan was perfect to sit on in the day and to keep warm in when the sun went down.

Celeste: Wellll… I can tell you what WASN’T the best outfit. I had a new denim button up shirt that I was determined to wear, because it was new and I’m like that. Problem is that the buttons were poppers… so depending on my dance move/any moves I made it would pop open. Class.

Hanna: I’m happy to say that we didn’t really need our wellies until the last day and could skip around in flip flops all day long. As the English weather likes to keep us on our toes, my festival attire was all about layers. No need to pop back to the tent when you can peel off or put on everything you need. Oh, and my Fjällräven backpack was a perfect size bag to have.

Best find

Sarah: This was our third year there and i didn’t know there was much new to see, but the morning writers talks were a new find (thanks to Hanna’s husband Jon being dedicated to going.. Thanks Jon!)  a delightful way to start the day!

Celeste: Dry the River – I love them now.. AND the little tiny people that they glued into the trees in the woods.. attention to detail.

Hanna: EVERYTHING! It was my first time at EOTR and was constantly saying “I love that!” So much to love.

Best moment

Sarah: The first afternoon, when the sun was out, drinking gin, reading and napping in the sun at the garden stage… perfect!

Celeste:  I was working so that I could go for free and someone gave me my last shift off so that I could drink ginger beer and see Josh T Pearson play the Garden Stage, it was exhilarating – like I was bunking school!

Hanna: I think I will have to say the same as Sarah’s. So the first day when everything is still ahead of us, the sun is shining, our hair is still clean (and we don’t smell), good music, good friends and food+drink. Can’t really go wrong with that combination.

If our praise has not convinced you yet, the lovely folk at EOTR have put together this video of last years festival – check it out! 

Sarah, Celeste and Hanna

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