The night before we went to Standon Calling I had no idea it was even a thing, until I saw that Lewis Capaldi was playing. I checked out the website and bought two last minute tickets for me and Daisy to go. Daisy has been to a few festivals before but I was a little worried about taking her by myself, but she LOVES Lewis Capaldi and so I knew it’d make her little day. I’m so glad I booked those last minute impulse tickets because it was our most favourite day of the summer holidays. We set of just before lunchtime – it’s only up the road from us and Lewis Capaldi wasn’t actually playing until 5pm. It had rained like mad the day before – I’m not sure I’ve ever seen that much mud in one place before! We had our wellies and raincoats at the ready and made our way into the festival, looking forward to some good food, good music and lots of fun.
I’m quite a foodie, not in the sense of cooking (I hate cooking) but I love eating – ha. Whereas Daisy is all about the rides. I tried to put money to the back of my mind on this day as I just wanted to have a fun and worry-free day. That’s exactly what we ended up doing – Daisy went on LOTS of rides – I tried not to check my bank balance (the rides were pretty expensive) and just enjoy the day. The kids section was great – they had lots of circus games to play, arts and crafts, more games and facilities for parents with babies that may need to be changed and fed.
I had a beer (only one as I was driving) and Daisy had a lemonade, we ate cheesy chips from a stall and fizzy sweets. We saw Dick n Dom (if you’re a 90’s kid then you’ll know), we made our own neon t-shirts, had glitter face paint, watched The Cuban Brothers from the top of a ferris wheel and stroked tons of cute dogs. It was then time to see the man himself, Lewis Capaldi, and he did not disappoint. We started right at the front, but then it got a little too hectic for Daisy so we watched the rest of the set standing on a picnic bench (with a fab view!). We loved dancing and singing our lungs out to his ballads – what a way to end our day. A day I won’t be forgetting any time soon. A day that I hope Daisy remembers!