A few final bits from our day at River Cottage HQ.
Part of the grounds at RCHQ were used for some rural craft demonstrations and one stall that particularly interested me was that from wilderness survival skills who run courses that teach people, as their names suggests, wilderness survival skills.
Having heard all about the various courses they run I'd be really interesting in going on one and might have to work on Mr C to see if he'd be interested in coming with me. Their ten day intensive bushcraft course sounds fantastic, but I'm just not sure I'm ready for something quite that intensive yet!
Live music was also provided throughout the Festival and we enjoyed a band called the Martin Harley Band on Sunday afternoon whilst enjoying a nice glass of Stinger.
Some children seemed to be particularly enjoying the music and were dancing along in front of the band. One young lad was getting quite enthusiastic with some of his dance moves and after a few high kicking style moves managed to accidentally lose one of this wellies and it went flying into the crowd! One of those classic moments that just made everyone laugh.
There was one particular man that many had come along in hope of seeing – Hugh himself!
Mr C and I bought a copy of The River Cottage Family Cookbook and Hugh signed it for us with a personal dedication. I've been after a copy of this book for a while and coincidentally SouleMama reviewed the book on Wednesday as well. I've only managed to read a small bit so far (all about bread making) but what I have seen is really good. I can see what Amanda means about her kids loving the pictures – so do I!
The final thing that I'll leave you with is this fantastic banner that directed people to where they could purchase food.
I just completely love the home made crafty appearance. Perfect!