We spent 5 days in the Natal midlands at Spalshy Fen, South Africa's longest running annual music festival. My son's band The Motherboards were first up - Thursday night.There are 4 band members, all 17 years old ( he's the drummer)All the top bands are invited to play at Splashy Fen. The Motherboards won the battle of the bands Natal schools competition, one of their prizes was a spot on the main stage at Splashy. www.splashyfen.co.za.My daughter arrived from cape Town - not wanting to miss her brother playing at " Splashy ".We had to take 2 cars, that's how much gear we packed ( everything even the kitchen sink just about ) Its a 3 hour drive from Durban and we arrived at Midday , enough time to pitch our tent and settle in and Matthew to do his sound check.We had perfect weather the entire weekend, Ive gotten so brown yay ! The evenings were cold - we had to pack summer and winter clothing , everyone wears gumboots (wellies) because we are in the bush and should it rain like it usually does at this time of year then there's mud everywhere, luckily it just drizzled but not for long. We stayed in the Eco village, they had makeshift showers and they had built a donkey so we had hot water. The toilets were terrible, portaloo's - I hope I never have to use one again. Fantastic bands, we danced a lot and drank gluhwein in the evenings to keep warm. We had a lovely time ( 5 days ) I don't know which is worse packing or unpacking ( I think both) had tons of washing.
Pitching our tent
Son, Matthew the drummer
The Smiley's our neighbour's at the eco village and their son Alex, the bassist
Hi, my name is Fleurette, welcome to my blog. I’m a wife and mother of two. my sweet miniature dachshund Suzi, keeps me company while I enjoy doing all the things I love, quilting, applique, stitching, knitting, crochet, reading, gardening. I hope you enjoy your visit and please feel free to leave a comment; I would love to hear from you. Warm wishes from sunny Durban, South Africa!