Buddhafield has all the wildness of a festival – live music, dance tent, cafes, workshops, healing area, fires, plunge pool, sauna; but without intoxicants.
There was so much on offer: every hour 10 simultaneous workshops and/or live gigs to choose from.
Abundance was the festival’s theme. At first I moaned, stressed by having to choose, and being catapulted outside my comfort zone, cut off from home and the internet.
I plodded around the three field-festival site. I got effortlessly fitter from plodding.
This Tibetan soup – from the Outer Regions cafe – sustained me. So nourishing. light and warming. Perfect for rainy days and before dance workshops.
(Soup – something you can make quickly with what’s in the fridge. Fry onions or leeks, chilli and garlic. Slice or chop veg: carrots, courgettes, green beans, potatoes – the smaller you cut ’em the quicker they cook. Add a handful of cooked dried beans such as butter beans or open a tin of plain beans. The trick with soup is how much water: it is easier to add than than remove. So start with two mugfuls and see how it goes. Add noodles towards the end of cooking. Season with black pepper.)
I am grateful to Mike for making healthy refreshing breakfast every morning.
A camping-must. Muesli and fruit (bring knife to chop). Add water, so no cooking needed.
Festivals are up-and-down (like life) – all I know is I felt great when I got back.