Love is pretending to sleep instead of criticize lovers best mate Joe Ogden.

Been at the Shrewsbury Fold Festival as a camp follower of Bev as she performed with Wayzgoose, and to try and make contacts for my own shows.

The car journey down was like none I have experienced since I was 8 years old.

It was a stimulating, productive and ultimately rewarding experience. Bev says she learnt a awful lot about me, and I do not think that it was awful either. I made some contacts, and my iPully drew attention.

The weather was turning cold when we got there in the late evening but we managed to get the tent up; and the fact I took charge was noted; though not the fact I was doing it to take my mind of wanting to throw up. We had cold, wind, rain and very bright sun while we where there, but the bad stuff was mostly after we had gone to the sleeping bag.

I had not framed myself to do anything other than watch Bev and drink beer, so what I saw was random. The Young’uns were a sea shanty group I talked to about possible use of my Net of knots poem.

My general thoughts are as below, as posted in their feedback.

Stewarding and general atmosphere was exceptional; and the toilet cleaning was heroic.

I went as a camp follower without any plan, and was too tight to buy a programme. That meant I wondered as unknowing as a cloud; and had a grand time.

The one thing I missed was the fact you had any open mics. The jam sessions, workshops and the like were obvious, so if I wanted to join I would have made an effort. The open mics were not. I would liked to have done some of my folk based poetry in a more formal setting than at strangers who had stopped me to admire my jumper.

The site map needs to be updated. The staff at the Hobsons choice bar told me they were still not on it after 3 years. It is obviously at a point were enough things have changed a little to make the whole map start to confuse.

It may be useful to have water points flagged, with actual flags. That would been very useful to us, having arrived in the dark,

Not having the bus running on the Monday was a pain. If that is not possible at the very least you need NO BUSES MONDAY. in big letters on the timetable. It would have saved me a fruitless wait on my way to the railway station when I left.