Thoughts from category: fruitstock

true love


We had a Flirting Tent at Fruitstock. Speed dating in the park. I went and spied on it for a bit and even got some video. Very funny watching people being coy.

Anyway, it seem like the Flirting Tent worked. A woman called Jenny mailed us - she's started a blog all about how she met a nice man there. And she's documenting their trials, tribulations and trembles. Like an online soap opera.

Needless to say, we are hooked.

This is how they met, and this is the blog, with many more posts about the burgeoning relationship. Please note, her blog contains some strong language. And kissing.

Romeo and Juliet by Frank Dicksee, 1884

Fruitstock - an apology


Some bits of Fruitstock went really well. The weather was good, the bands were brilliant and loads of the new bits, especially the new, improved kids' area, went down a treat. Lots of people went away having had a fine (and free) weekend.

But there were some things that didn't work so well, as visitors to the Fruitstock site will have read in the message we posted on its front page when we got to work on Monday. Namely...

"We'd like to make a couple of quick apologies. First up, the toilets. The queues were too long and we're sorry that you had to wait in line. We're also sorry about starting late on Sunday. The amount of people that turned up the day before meant that sorting the rubbish took longer than expected. We also had to make sure that any broken glass was cleared up so that the site was safe. Anyway, hope this didn't spoil things for you."

Anyway, thought we should post this message on here as well, seeing as people who read this might not have read it on the Fruitstock site. Rest assured, we are sitting here working out how to make it all work perfectly next time.

[picture at the top by hoen, whose friends cycled from Oxford to come to Fruitstock]

win big prizes


Seems like a few people have started posting their Fruitstock photos to the flickr group. They're better than ours, which we figured would be the case.

To encourage even more pics to be posted, we are offering three prizes of £250 to each of our favourite three photos. We'll keep checking the group and pick our favourites in a week or two, so if you haven't posted some up there already, now's your chance.

Good luck.

more fine pictures from Fruitstock


It's 17.23 and people are starting to wilt in the office. But it was a busy weekend - Monday was never going to be easy. Anyway, pictures are starting to arrive - keep posting yours to the flickr group if you get a chance.



And a big final thanks to Daisy, Jenny and Jess for organising the whole darned thing. Jess is sadly not in the pic above, but the other two are - if you had a good time at Fruitstock, it's them you should be thanking.