Sunday, 1 September 2013


Time for the Flying Cloud's first outing this year (we've been relaxing so hard in her, I've been a little slow in posting - so this was back in July)
We headed off to the wonderful Larmer Tree Festival in Dorset 
 For a long weekend of music, old friends & relaxed lunacy
Its a 2hr tow but with the cruise set on 58 (don't ask me why, but I stay just shy of 60 !) she towed like an arrow; never a weave or sway 
 The dinette was half-finished. We had the seat cushion foam but no covers, so some green throws did the job for now. I had planned to have ply seat backs but seeing the back cushions fit the curve of the trailer so nicely, I think we may keep them like that.
I'm also very glad that I kept the original shelf & drawers as they were incredibly useful for storage...and where else would the flowers go ?
We'd also hit the best July heatwave Britain had seen in years
Hurrah !!!
Perfect for headliners; Van Morrison...
Richard Thompson... 
& Dexy's Midnight Runners - to name but a few.
Despite no aircon (we're not fitting any & the festival has no hook-ups) she was cool in the heat and pleasantly warm at night. So the new insulation was well worth it. 
And still happy we did strip & shine the endcaps
Not quite the Flying Cloud's 50's era but a decade before - the Spitfire Sisters reviving the sounds of the war years

 The awning is still in the pipeline but for now the umbrella gave us a little shade.
Though hats helped too... 

She was much admired - though the experts amongst you will spot lots of work still to be done (where are the Propane tanks ?) - especially as she was the only Airstream in attendance, so a few tours were given
...and your's truly still need a little work too !

We've been going to the Larmer Tree for about 12yrs & while its not Glastonbury, we love it. 
A brilliantly raucous set from Bellowhead rounded off Sunday night
...we'll be back next year - same weather please.


  1. Very impressed by the usage. wish we could tow our trailer in to that show beside you.

  2. Well if you set off now Frank, you could be here for next year !

    Hope you've had a good summer in Anna


  3. Hello,

    We just stumbled across your wonderful photograph of us from Larmer Tree - thank you for posting it! May we share it across our social media? Credited and linked to your blog, of course.
    The Spitfire Sisters

  4. Hi Anna
    Glad you liked it & of course you can share it. We loved your Larmer Tree set. Are you booked for next year ?
    PS I may have some more pix - I'll drop you a line