After revelations last week that Bee has been to Wookey Hole, I thought she might also be interested to know, (although I think she does already), that her first proper outing, aged about a week old, was to Glastonbury.
I’ve always liked Glastonbury and although I wouldn’t consider myself a particularly spiritual person there is something about it that draws me in when I’m feeling a little restless or like I need to recharge or refocus. It has a soothing effect on me, calming me and making me feeling more positive about things.
Like with all places you’ve been visiting since a child, certain rituals and routines become established, and a visit to Glastonbury for us always means lunch at the Blue Note Cafe. I’m pretty sure it’s not the best cafe in Glastonbury, but it’s just where we have always gone. As a child, I particularly enjoyed asking for the code for the toilets and going out to the courtyard, around the corner past the dragon holding a ball, and feeling like a spy, inputting the numbers on the metal panel.
In the courtyard is Star Child. Lured in by the amazing smell, you’ll find candles (beautifully arranged in colour order), essential oils, books and incense and, behind the counter, rows and rows of plastic jars full of herbs, a bit like an old fashioned sweet shop for hippies.
I love their large astrological candles as the colours are beautiful and they burn for what feels like weeks.
Then we like to mooch up and down the main street for a bit. It’s basically crystal shops in various guises, but it’s full of colour and wonderful smells. One of my favourites is a three storey, red fronted shop, with a name I can’t remember, about half way up the hill on the left hand side. All three floors are full of lanterns and throws and beautiful painted furniture, and I love the mix of wood and colour.
Are you a Glastonbury fan? Do you have somewhere you like to visit to bring a bit of colour into your life?