Monday, September 22, 2008

What I did in my holidays (Part Seven Happy Hippies Going Greener)

Ah Northern Green Gathering! AKA Hippies Up North/Men in Dresses. What follows is a photoblog perhaps almost by default. It was yet again another unforgettable trip!

This year we were at Lime Tree Funny Farm for possibly the first time. Well I got to site, cost me 15 UKP in a taxi fare from Ripon, ho hum…. Managed to get my tent up. Not entirely sure why there are no pics from that first night. Anyway lets kick off with some of the lovely site art here in the Yoghurt weavers field.

perhaps I will be a bit of a yoghurt weaver when I grow up..

Here is a close up.

splendid firm

Some more fabulous art, this I think for the main stage.


Nice close up of the head.

nice indeed

Another random shot

no comment

And another shot of the birdie in flight to the main stage I think.

use your imagination

Here is the Magic Hat horse and cart….. giving some rides round the site…..

Go by Horse!

Here’s Trailer Trash, a splendid firm indeed!

still don’t know what they do

And for those who missed the mud at Crustymania…..

actually making ovens out of mud.. well what else are they made off…

Here is the site moggie, thoroughly non plussed….

fucking hippies!

Now, the permaculture folk had a cunning plan, viz to sow some rye, and hopefully if we were at the same site next year, we could harvest it, bake bread and indeed break bread… so here on the manure heap is what Peter the farmer reckons is a wild sunflower.

Flower Power!

Here it is in long view

although it is technically a weed….

Here’s the Knitting Knoras

All the way from Bolton

Here they are in close up….

hi Liz

Forgive us our trespasses….


Here’s a general view of the craft area

Crafty! Yeah man!

Now, did I mention did agree to help with preparation in order to sow rye seed. In order to grow rye in order to make bread at next Hippies Up North. Well here I am, a revolting peasant hard at work, but dressed for the job of course lol.

See even joined the Green Wellies Set

Here I am again shifting the manure…

Thank you Mr Wilkinson….

Herewith the field to grow the rye.

Can we comeback next year please Peter?

Greenies love their pottery!

It has been said they like their pot but there you go

Make Stuff Out Of Wood!. You know you want to!

I got wood once.

Some lovely volunteer stewards!

Hello Ros!

Delivering firewood to the firepit via the magic hat haulage.

Glorious! Isn’t it!

Some tents.



Free Tibet!

And traditionally, we uphold tradition that Saturday night at Northern Green Gathering is Camp Ball.

fishnets from wilkinsons, of course…

And let’s have a cup of tea!

England takes drugs in psychic defence lol

Inside the chill-out tent provided by the lovely sustainable sounds


Pray who is Craig David out of Bo Selecta?


A view of the main stage powered by the wind and sun with lovely organic ale bar.

there is so much to do!

Nice random shot forget where.

Feel the Love!

Give a Hippy a Lift! You know you want to!

Don’t think she was waiting long

Inside Sunny Jim’s Solar Cabaret!

Some amazing stuff was heard from

Some more lovely stewards. The lovely Semra demonstrating that the fluorescent hi-vis jacket is THE must have fashion accessory for style conscious goths

A very nice Goth in Residence…

More lovely lovely stewards in this case some lovely stewards from the most excellent team 3 after final shift. Yeah we did it!

We Rock!

Random wellies shot. Well had to have one, in this case Becky’s from welfare crew.

Hi Becky! Love you!

And Northern Green’s wonderful logo. Very clever, in accordance with magickal principals to bring lovely weather as well as promote a wonderful swish corporate image. Or maybe not.

Summerisle welcomes Christians, Coppers, Virgins and Careful Drivers

And let’s encourage public transport, cycling, and of course car sharing and hitch hiking….

Happy Hitching One And ALL!

Good to see the magick Chip van again to wit Nomad. And of course Sue and Marks Sauna (SAMS) which really made Northern Green 2006 in my opinion when it was rained and mudded out. It made it again this year cheers dudes! And well done to all the lovely disorganisers, traders, crew and of course ticket holders who made it all possible, hope you all had a good one!

Merry meet, merry part and merry meet again!

Go Green!

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