Paloma Faith said this was the first pop festival she’d ever been to where you could get something decent to eat. She clearly loves her food and doesn’t mind the consequences. To prove it, she sang a song called “Cellulite” – in celebration of all those wobbly bits – and gave us a treat by lifting her dress above her knickers and giving her thighs a good wobble. The video below shows an earlier live performance of the song and her hilarious introduction to it. Paloma was right about the amazing food on offer at Feastival, not surprising considering that it was organised by Jamie Oliver and Alex James. Jamie’s Italian had a scrumptious pork belly, but the queues were longest for Mark Hix’s amazing fish and chips. As the photo shows, they were served very simply, in a bun with piped mushy peas. But the best part was the serving girls who were still full of beans after 7 hours on the go. In real life, they are chefs in Mark Hix’s kitchen and they were clearly loving their day out.
The idea of Slow Life is to take the principles of Slow Food, which are “good, clean and fair”, and extend them to life in general.
Here in the Lake District, the air is clean, the pace is slow and the atmosphere is calm. If we don’t grow food ourselves, we can buy it in friendly small shops, where you know the quality is going to be the best.
This blog is a celebration of the Slow Life, with forays into the world of design, music, the arts, gardens, and my particular weakness, Japan.