I was a bit down when poor old Flosscat passed away, but was cheered up immensely the following day by Friction Arts’ Sandra and Lee, who took Carl and I to the rather strange but brilliant Guild of Bloodstone Feast of Fools in the grounds of a Warwickshire stately home.
The weekend-long festival had a steampunk edge, Victorian travelling circus feel and the most beautiful, sunny setting. Highlights of the day were picnicking in paradise, the nicest ice-cream cone I’ve ever tasted, watching old friends from the Nomadic Academy of Fools perform Richard II and a battle reenactment of the ‘Second Battle of Hastings’ between mods and rockers at Brighton in 1964.
As you can see, I took a fair few photos. The ones at the end of the set are a little strange – the cute toddler got hold of my camera and I didn’t have the heart to take it off him.