Thursday, 16 August 2012

Gaunts House Summer Gathering 2012 Review

Our most recent event was the Summer Gathering held at Gaunts house near Wimbourne over the weekend of 9th-12th August. Beautiful weather saw us all through the 22nd annual festival and it is safe to safe that everyone enjoyed themselves thoroughly at this charity event.

 The festival is recognised as providing a friendly festival atmosphere where quality workshops, therapies, speakers and inspirational music are readily found. This is one of our favourite festivals as it is as uncommercial as they get and full of happy chilled people either filling their time with workshop activities or just watching the the world go by.

 A new addition to this year's festival was Buddhafield Cafe (pictured below) which provided a large portion of the catering. It was great to see them there with their range of delicious organic meals.

 Laughter Yoga provided by Paul of Sundorlodges proved a popular morning workshop on the lawn where various types of forced laughter soon turned to uncontrollable giggles, cackling and plain old roars! It was a delight just to witness.

 It was a great pleasure to be back next to our neighbouring stallholders Hilary and Lee whose passion for stones and crystals is clearly shown by their display of handmade jewellery and knowledge of each gem's physical and spiritual properties. We certainly hope to be neighbours again next year.

For more information about Gaunts House Summer Gathering, please follow the link to their website.