All pictures taken: Jimmy's Farm, Suffolk.
Date: September 12, 2009.
Camera: BlackBerry Curve 8900.
Yesterday we went on a road trip with our friend, S, into the deepest, darkest countryside, two hours out of London, to attend Harvest at Jimmy's, a music come foodie festival.
It was a beautiful day, perfect for sitting in the sun and drinking Aspall's blush cyder while listing to a varied music schedule, including Badly Drawn Boy and headline act Athlete. Unfortunately, the event was poorly organised, so the queues for food and drink were ridiculously long -- up to 40 minutes in some cases -- which spoilt what would have otherwise been an excellent day out.
Aside from the music and the food and drink, there were also cooking demonstrations, though these, too, were oversubscribed and it was impossible to see any of the action because of the crowds. Fortunately, very few seemed to have cottoned on that there was a butterfly house on the property, so T and I took some time out to explore it.
There were loads of rare breed pigs and sheep and goats to check out, too, and a giant bouncy castle for the kids.
It was an interesting day, although the foodie element wasn't really up to scratch (not enough choice and queues way too long), and there were far too many kids there for my liking (although, it has to be said, I did not see one badly behaved child all day). The weather was perfect, but when the sun went down it got hideously cold, the kind of cold that works itself into your bones and causes you to shiver for a few hours until the event finishes and you can get into the car to turn up the heat full blast! Next time I'm taking a winter coat, a picnic and a thermos of coffee!