The spirit of Budstock is alive and well
Someone emailed me the other day to ask "How come you didn't know about Budfest last Saturday??"
Well, I can't be expected to cover all the Budleigh news. The local press do a great job anyway, and my efforts are getting more and more spasmodic, especially during the summer months.
I think what my friend was enquiring about was a one-off event on 19 June which I'll mention now just because it's one of those quirky Budleigh things that deserves a place in the cyberarchives.
This was the event's intriguing description according to organiser Joe Holroyd: "A rainbow, a kingfisher, three great bands, 120 people, and a good deal of cider and ale convene to celebrate a secret outlaw Budstock on the 40th birthday of its founder Toby Holroyd."
I won't say any more than that, except to refer people who don't know anything about Budstock to my post at http://budleighbrewsterunited.blogspot.com/2009/08/afternoon-at-budstock-saturday-1-august.html
It's just good to know that events like this can be organised successfully in Budleigh Salterton with no fuss, lots of goodwill and a refreshing absence of red tape.