23rd June - We went to Meadowhall to do some much needed shopping for last minute items for Glastonbury, including quite a bit of clothing for me and lots of sweets and sugar laden food from Poundland, as recommended by my sister Kariss.We went wild and managed to spend £12.00 in there!On the way home we called in at my cousin Lisa's house to collect some items they have kindly been storing for us which we thought might be useful for the festival, such as camping chairs, lamps etc.
24th - We had to head back to Meadowhall for Ralph to have a haircut (the logic being that shorter hair would be easier to keep clean at a festival) and then went back home and packed the car and drove down to Stroud in Gloucestershire to stay with my friend Emma from university who had kindly offered to put us up for the night as she only lives about 1 and a half hours drive from the festival site, a much shorter drive for us tomorrow than having to drive all the way from Barnsley.After getting there and having a quick catch up (and failing miserably at our attempts to use Emma and Jim's balance board - I nearly went through the floor of the flat!) we went out to a lovely country pub for dinner before heading back and chatting more, which resulted in us each getting a free pair of walking shoes from Emma! (she works for an outdoor pursuits company and can get them really cheap and seems to have a stockpile!).We headed to bed with the intention of getting up quite early tomorrow.
25th - We woke after Emma had left for work and got some breakfast and took our last showers for some time before driving to the Glastonbury festival site, which is actually located on Worthy Farm, in a village called Pilton.As the festival doesn't actually start for another 2 days and today is the first day it is open for people to pitch tents, we didn't experience the long queues that many experience arriving over the next two days and we didn't have to queue at all.We were guided into a car park (well, field) and even though we had so much stuff to carry (we had: one tent, one double inflatable mattress, one hand pump to inflate said mattress, two bottles of wine (heavy!), one holdall on wheels packed with clothing, two oversized carrier bags filled with food, one double sleeping bag, one lamp, one filled to the brim backpack and two chairs) we took the stupid decision (we didn't realise it was stupid at the time!) that, with a bit of careful balancing, we could take everything in one go!This was stupid for so many reasons, not least because we didn't realise at the time that the distance we had to walk with all this stuff from the car to the area we wanted to pitch our tent was about 1.5 miles!We looked like pack horses and were suffering after just a few minutes but we battled on to the main gates, which were uphill and at least a quarter of a mile away.Being so laden down we struggled to get through the gates, which are like football turnstiles, and straight after they give you a souvenir brochure, which contains all the band names and times they are appearing, together with what stage they will be on, a small band and time guide which is made so you can wear it around your neck, a free bag (yes another one to cart around!) and you have to have your cloth wristband put around your wrist and crimped in place.All this is extremely difficult to do when you are carrying as much stuff as we were!We took a moment to figure out from the map of the site where we were and where we wanted to be and set off, still not totally realising how big the site was.We have been told, after the festival, that the site is 8 miles around, and we can well believe it, it really is like the size of city, filled with so many diverse areas.We had to keep stopping to readjust items which were slipping off our arms/cutting off our circulation/cutting into our necks etc. and the journey was one of the most unpleasant things we have done in a long time.One useful tip is that people take trolleys to carry all their stuff on, and this seems a great and much better idea, except of course when it rains as there is no way you would be able to push/drag them through the mud.With total exhaustion we reached the area we wanted to camp at, called Big Ground.This camping area is close to the main stage (called the Pyramid Stage) and is on a large slope, so we figured that if it did rain we wouldn't get flooded out, like so many of the lower camping grounds have in previous years.Already the area was pretty full, but we found a spot quite close to the dirt track road (useful for finding the tent in the hundreds of thousands which were there) and pitched up.We were absolutely exhausted at this point after carrying all the stuff and, in fact, Ralph said he has never felt such exhaustion in his entire life.Once the tent was up we had a lie down to recover for a while before going out and exploring the site.It's hard to explain the size and diversity of the place unless you have been there.There are areas dedicated to different ideas and concepts.Trash City is an area made to look like a gritty, urban American city, made completely out of rubbish, where drag queens and transvestites provide the majority of the entertainment all through the night until the sun comes up.Shangri-la is a cultural and ethnic place, filled with things such as witches potions, an American diner, tutu stalls etc.Leftfield is a place where political artists perform, as well as a place where political activists such as Tony Benn and Billy Bragg do speeches to the crowd.The sacred stones are like a mini Stonehenge, where people sit and look over the entire site tapping into some sort of spiritualism (which is sometimes provided by alcohol or weed it seems!).Greenfields was the environmental and hippy area, where everything was run from wind and solar power (including the stages they had there) and where you could learn any traditional trade for free, including wood whittling, wicker weaving, stone carving etc.This was a fascinating place to visit on the Wednesday as all the people who had just arrived were starting to apply their trades and make giant sculptures, models etc. ready for the actual start of the festival on Friday.We saw them start to make some amazing wicker sculptures, fire breathing dragons made out of mud, pizza ovens made from scratch on site from mud, amazing tables and chairs for anyone to lounge on made from trees, truly an awe-inspiring and talented place.The Healing place gives various types of massages, reflexology, yoga etc.There is a circus area where, apart from watching constant circus acts in the big top all day and night, you could also go to classes to be taught how to do many of the circus acts and tricks.There was a cabaret tent where hundreds of comedians performed day and night, a kids area which included many funfair style rides, including a big wheel, a dance area, including dance tents, stalls selling allsorts of dance clothing, DJ areas, burlesque tents etc., all this and much more were included in the price of the ticket (£155.00 each plus another £10.00 if you wanted to park your car on site).The area we were camping in was more main stream, being so close to the main stage (we could see it from over the tops of the other tents if we stood up out of ours), but still had a worship tent which offered free toilet rolls, a free cup of water, free sunscreen and free mole check.We had been using the standard toilets all day, and I was already aware that I would not be able to use them for much longer due to the smell.The toilets are like open air cubicles with a seat and all the waste from all the toilets drops down into a massive trough where it is later pumped out by guys who come round on trucks (one of the worst jobs at Glastonbury, although they do have the sense of humour to have the phrase "You dump, we pump" on the vehicle!).The trick is not to look down the hole, it will turn your stomach, and not to breath for the entire duration of your visit to them after the first day, as the smell will make you physically sick.You can smell these banks of cubicles from quite some distance away after a couple of days, especially in hot weather.The only washing facilities are at the side of these toilets (so you have to brave the smell to get washed and brush your teeth too - yuk!) and are open air troughs which have only cold water and, not good for a girl, no mirrors!!Luckily we noticed from the map that our tent was close to the only set of flushable toilets on the whole of the site, what a relief, as Ralph and I agreed we could not use the other toilets much longer and I don't know what we would have done without them.Again these were outdoor cubicles, but the flushing makes a huge difference!After a long day we went to bed in the hugely noisy camping area, and managed to drift off admit all the other festival goers screaming and shouting.
26th - We woke at 5.45 a.m. (didn't really know there were two of those times in one day before now!) due to the light inside the tent, the heat and the noise from our fellow campers.Joy!We were shattered but went out to carry on investigating the site and getting our bearings ready for the music proper to start tomorrow.We have found that smaller musical stages, such as in the Greenfields area, actually started yesterday, and so there is plenty of entertainment if you do arrive early to get a good pitch like we did.We are glad we arrived yesterday as by yesterday afternoon our camping area was already full, even though the majority of people arrive today.The choice of food here is fantastic, and we never had to queue for food at anytime over the weekend, which we understand is a massive improvement from previous years.You could get anything you could imagine, and over the 5 days we sampled burgers, Caribbean goat curry, paella, roast pork sandwiches, chicken tikka bagels, strawberries with clotted cream, toffee, Yorkshire pudding with sausage and mash, corn on the cob and many more.The choice was truly unbelievable.The cost of everything on the Wednesday was around £4.50, but went up to £6.00 on the Thursday and was not reduced again until Sunday.Ralph's workmate Woosh and his wife Celia were also going to the festival for the first time, but rather than camping had decided to cut out the problem of having to carry all the stuff, not being able to sleep, using those toilets and having no showers and had rented a motorhome for the weekend so once we knew they had arrived we headed over to meet them (cue some confusion as the motorhome area was classed as outside the site and so you had to have your ticket to get out, and we hadn't realised that so we traipsed back to the tent to get them before being allowed out of the site and enjoying the company of Ralph's friends and the comforts of the motorhome.We then headed back into the site, Ralph now with his prized crate of lager which Woosh had kindly brought in for him, and thought we would catch an hour's sleep in the tent.This hour actually turned into about 12 hours and we woke up the next morning!!!
27th - The first day of the festival proper and so of course along with it came the rain!We went down to the Pyramid stage to see Kate Nash open the festival, but we weren't that impressed.Ralph described her as a poor man's Lilly Allen and she seemed to wail quite a bit without doing much tuneful stuff.Next up was a band called The Subways who won a place at the Glastonbury festival last year via some competition that they run where new bands can enter and they get whittled down until one is chosen to perform.Since that win they have done quite well, although how I have no idea, as they were really up themselves and seemed like an average band who thought they were much better.The next act was Get Cape, Wear Cape, Fly, someone I have been wanting to see for quite some time and we were impressed, he was really good.Next up was K T Tunstall who did a great set and obviously has a fantastic sense of humour, which you can tell from her banter with the crowd.We then went back to the tent and noticed that the rain was already changing the dusty dirt paths into mud, dropped off the chairs and then made our way back to the Pyramid Stage to see a band I have seen in the past and who I thought were brilliant, The Feeling.They didn't disappoint and were, for both of us, one of the highlights of the festival.Apart from doing all their hits such as "Love It When You Call", "Never Be Lonely" and "Fill My Little World", they also did a couple of amazing covers; "Video Killed The Radio Star" and A-ha's "Take On Me".It was fantastic.We left after their set and headed to The Other Stage to see The Hoosiers ('Worried About Ray' and 'Goodbye Mr A') but there was not much room to actually be able to see them and so after a few songs we headed back to the Pyramid Stage to see The Gossip, with the infamous lead singer Beth Ditto.She has true stage presence, chatting to the crowds, getting off the stage and up to the barriers which separate the stage area from the crowds and, at one stage, actually getting in with the crowd while a confused cameraman tried to find her for the big screens in all the chaos.After that Ralph and I split, as he wanted to see his favourite band Fun Lovin Criminals and I wanted to see The Editors.After a few songs I realised that Editors were crap, taking themselves much too seriously, and so I headed to try and find Ralph at the Fun Lovin Criminals gig, being held on the Jazz World Stage.Of course there were thousands of people and I had no chance of finding him, but this band were definitely another major Glastonbury highlight, playing all their hits, and the crowd going absolutely wild.I fought my way quite far forward, not realising that Ralph was actually towards the back, but I wanted to try to get at the front for the next act, Estelle.I actually made it to the front when the Fun Lovin Criminals fans moved away and was amazed that it can be done, you can get to the front barrier of the stages at Glastonbury, all it takes is a bit of cheek and some determination, the room is there if you want it.Estelle was really good, a true London girl, and of course she sang her number one "American Boy" but without Kanye West, and instead did some sort of rapping to fill the gap.During this time Ralph had met up with his friends at the Pyramid Stage to watch The Fratellis, which he said was another one of his highlights.They were really good and played most of their hits (such as "Chelsea Dagger") and the crowd really loved it.I then moved back to The Other Stage to watch Panic at the Disco, which I was really excited about, only to be disappointed that they have changed from an Emo band to an Indie band and are, as a consequence, nowhere near as good.In the meantime Ralph had headed back to the tent, where we could still hear the bands on the Pyramid Stage, to listen to Kings of Leon, which he thought were a really good solid rock band.Leaving the Panic at the Disco set early I went to the Leftfield stage to meet back up with Ralph, as we had been informed that Jim Bob from the old band Carter The Unstoppable Sex Machine (a band I absolutely adored in my teenage years) was making an appearance.After meeting up with Ralph I was gutted that Jim Bob was not on, and we can only assume that we were given the wrong time for his performance, but we watched a guy called Beans on Toast who sings, with quite a bit of swearing included, about sex, drugs and politics and who was actually quite good, but only in a fun way. He ended up telling the small crowd of around 50 people to scrawl Beans on Toast all over the site and we laughed, there were not enough people here to do that, but we were totally surprised the next morning to see it scrawled on toilet blocks and bins!If anyone is interested www.myspace.com/sexdrugspolitics is his website address.The mud at this stage was really bad.I had wellies which made it bearable but it was deep and sticky and hard to get out of.Ralph had fallen in it earlier when we had split off as he only had trainers, and I was amazed to find he wasn't as covered in the stuff as you would expect, still, it all adds to the Glastonbury experience!
28th - One of the strange things that it can be hard to get your head around at Glastonbury is that this is still a working farm while the festival is on.This means that at all times of the day and night tractors and other farmers vehicles trundle past you and your tent, moving cows, attending to milking etc. and it can be a tad surreal.Some of the farm workers also come around the tents in the morning in a truck selling probably the freshest milk you will ever buy.We were up this morning and back down to the Pyramid Stage to see Shakin Stevens!We thought it would be a laugh to see him after all those years singing his past hits.People in the crowd had made massive banners spelling "Shaky" and others had actually brought full green doors with them which they were holding up in the crowd.However, the Welsh Elvis did not get the joke.He honestly thought he had been asked to perform at Glastonbury as a credited artist, he could not understand why he had not been asked to perform at Glastonbury before, he kept insisting on singing one song after the other from his new album even through the crowd kept screaming "Green Door" at him, he kept explaining that he plays loads of festivals all over Europe and he took himself really seriously!!No one in the crowd could believe it!We were quite close to the front as understandably there was not a large demand to see him and were gobsmacked!He did end up singing "Julie" and "This Old House" but you got the impression he was not particularly happy to do so and he went off without singing "Green Door"- the crowd almost turned on him!!Next up was Martha Wainwright, and although we were at the front at this stage we only stayed for a couple of songs, mainly because Ralph is a fan of her brother Rufus' songs and we hoped he might turn up on her set!We headed back to the tent for a rest from where we heard Seasick Steve (a fabulously voiced blues singer and guitarist).Ralph then went to watch Crowded House whilst I listened to them from the tent, and they were also a fabulous band with a great sense of humour who, unlike Shakin Stevens, didn't mind playing the songs that made them famous, and there were more than you would think!We then both went to watch James Blunt who, and I know people have very strong opinions either way concerning him, was fantastic.He was having the best time performing and was so happy to be there he was grinning all the way through his set and getting so hyper he ended up jumping all over the place, including on the top of his piano.The crowd joined in singing his songs and the sound was incredible.During this time, knowing my favourite artist Amy Winehouse was going to be on this stage later in the evening (if she turned up of course) I was trying to make my way to the front, dragging Ralph behind me.One of the tricks is to find tall people and then ask if they mind if you stand in front of them as they are so tall and you are so short, and they don't really mind as they can see over you, and bit by bit you move forward.Once James Blunt finished it was time for The Raconteurs, fronted by the infamous Jack White, and we were only one row back from the front.I didn't like The Raconteurs at all, their music was a sort of nuts and bolts purist's rock like Led Zeppelin, and it was like torture for my ears, although Ralph thought it was very good and energetic.We had positioned ourselves behind some people who didn't look like they were going to be able to hold out at the front until Amy Winehouse came on, and in fact didn't look like they would be fans of her at all, and our gamble paid off as when The Raconteurs finished their set they asked the security guards to drag them over the front barrier so they could get out (there is very little chance of getting out any other way once you get to the front, as there is no space behind you to move into and everyone is crushed up to everyone else) so we got their spaces and we were at the front!!I had wanted to see Will Young on the Avalon Stage, but now I was at the front with a chance of seeing Amy Winehouse later, I was not moving, even though that was going to mean a wait of over three hours before she came on, at least their were other bands on to entertain us in the meantime.I knew my bladder would hold out and just hoped Ralph's would too, as there would be no way of getting back to me if he left to go to the toilet, but it turned out the main problem was to be really sore feet and aching backs.The next act were called Manu Chao and we were rather sceptical as we had never heard of them before, but they were brilliant!They are a Spanish/Mexican band and one of the most energetic bands I have ever seen.Their music was fun and, even though it was in a different language, everyone picked it up and were singing and jumping along, just what we needed when we had been stuck in one place so long!The sun today had been scorching, which was a real relief after yesterdays bad ain and mud, but it meant we were starting to get quite burnt, but, as I told my mum on the phone, I was sticking it out for Amy!!The question was, would she even turn up.She had performed at the Nelson Mandela concert the day before, so we hoped that was a good sign, and when Manu Chao finished and they started setting up the stage for the next act and the Amy Winehouse backdrop came down, the crowd went wild.The sun was now starting to set and I was beyond excited.The pushing and crushing had started to get worse as soon as the backdrop was lowered, but this was my space and I wasn't letting anyone else have it!!We were told that there were over 100,000 people in this crowd waiting to see Amy Winehouse and, as Ralph reminded me, they were all behind us!We managed to get one of the barrier security guards to take our picture at the front and then they let the press in.Press are allowed in a small area between the crowd barrier and the stage, where the security crowd control people are stationed, for the first two songs of any artist performance.We had seen that for every act there were about 20 press interested in taking the odd picture, but for Amy Winehouse they had to let them in in sections, there must have been over a hundred, all with step ladders and gadgets determined to get the best spot and no doubt desperate for her to do something stupid/fall over etc.Amy came out on the dot and was fabulous.She looked absolutely amazing (apart from the fact that her dress was too small for her bless her and she kept having to try and keep her boobs inside it whilst also trying to hitch it up at the bottom as it was too small for her to dance in) and her voice was spectacular.She was sober for the first two songs and then drank some red concoction and seemed to go from sober to totally wasted in a matter of minutes.Still it didn't affect her voice, it just made her say things she perhaps shouldn't have, but which made the crowds giggle (calling Kanye West the "C" word, asking anyone in the crowd to return her rib if they found it, as it would be popping out with the tightness of her dress, saying she had only ever loved black men before Blake etc.) and getting on her knees and cleaning the stage with tissue when she spilt her drink.My favourite quote was pre-drunkness "My Blake gets out in two weeks" (someone in the crowd boos) "who booed?Who booed?I am going to find you,I am going to get hold of you, get your mobile phone, phone you mother and tell her you have bad manners!Good manners cost nothing!"She put on a fantastic set even singing The Specials song "A Message to You, Ruby" and then, much to the dismay of her band and her fabulous backing singers/dancers she decided to come out into the crowd!They had to move speakers to get her down from the stage and a security guard ended up lifting her down fireman style.She spent time going up and down the front barrier and I was gutted when her microphone cable wasn't long enough to come over to our section - boo!Still she came close enough for some fantastic photos and I loved every minute of her performance.After her set Ralph left to go to the toilet and to go the tent and give his feet some rest but I was here for the duration to see the last and most controversial act of the whole festival, hip-hop star Jay-Z.I know the odd song that he has done, but not really much of his stuff, but I heard he was a fantastic showman, and I didn't want to miss what could be the performance of the festival.To say there was so many people against a hip-hop artist headlining the festival, there were thousands of his fans there, and the largest crushing incident of the entire festival occurred before his set, luckily at the other end of the barrier to me, with nearly a hundred people having to be pulled over by the security guards to get them out, many unconscious.The start of the set was absolutely fantastic, Jay-Z did not shy away from the controversy and the lights around the entire stage were switched off as Noel Gallagher's insults about him headlining were put up on the big screen and his voice projected across the crowd, followed by loads of people complaining about the choice and finally, Gwyneth Paltrow calling him the best hip-hop artist of our time, Jay-Z walked on the stage with a guitar playing the Oasis hit Wonderwall, the place was electric and everyone sang along!He put on a truly amazing show, even for someone like me who is not a fan, and knew he had silenced his critics as he stood at the end, arms folded, nodding his head and smirking.I made my way away from the Stage back to tent over the mountains of rubbish, it's a shame when you see the fields like this and you can't imagine how it will ever get clean again, but the litter pickers do a great job and part of the problem can be attributed to the organisers who put lots of bins out all over the site, but not around the stage areas where people spend most of the day.
29th - There were not a huge amount of bands we wanted to see today so we spent the day looking around the site, as we had not had chance to look at it since we saw it all being put together before the festival proper started!We enjoyed looking around everything, but at 8 miles round it's a really long walk and at the end we were exhausted.We took a first lot of stuff back to the car and moved car parks so we wouldn't have to carry the rest of the stuff as far later on.Seems a lot of people had the same idea as we had to queue (the longest queue we ever experienced there!) to get out.Unfortunately we had picked up a nail in the car tyre so Ralph had to change the wheel before we headed back on site.We heard Neil Diamond when we were back at the tent and went and caught the end of his set with Ralph's friends.I headed off to watch 4 Poofs & A Piano in the cabaret tent while Ralph stayed with his friends and watched Goldfrapp (see how much our tastes differ!).I caught the end of a fabulous young comedian before 4 Poofs and I just wish I could remember his name as he was excellent, I'm sure there is a way of finding out on the internet!Ralph went to see Katie Melua on the Avalon Stage but, as she has so many fans and it was at a smaller stage, they could not fit everyone in and he couldn't get even close so he came back and met up with me and we made our way back to the tent and started to take it down to melancholy tones of Leonard Cohen, who I actually really liked.All our stuff packed we really weren't bothered about any of the closing bands and decided to set off for home.We left about 9.30 p.m. and arrived back at my parents around 1 a.m.
30th - A late start after catching up on our sleep lost over the weekend, and we were still walking around the house like zombies most of the morning. Still we both felt much better after a shower - what luxury!A lazy day after this really, catching up with family and events while we had been away.
1st July - We nipped through to Meadowhall to change some faulty tie backs my mum had bought so that Ralph could fit them in Kaycia's new bedroom and made some other furniture to go in there (we are becoming true dab hands at this now!).
2nd - Can't remember what we did today, but I bet we were busy!!We did book the ferry for the next part of our trip around Europe though, and so we leave from North Shields in Newcastle to sail to Bergen in Norway on Thursday 10th July, and it takes 27 hours!!!
3rd - A busy day in the Ainsworth household today as the plasterer came to plaster Kaycia's old room and the carpet fitters came to fit Kariss' new (purple!) carpet.Once the carpet was down our hard work could begin!After aggressive hovering of the new carpet we spent the next 8 hours putting up a set of sliding black glass wardrobes put up in Kariss room, the instructions were some of the most confusing ones we have ever dealt with!After 8 hours we had to stop as my parents needed to go to bed and the drilling would keep them awake so we finished around 11.30 p.m. shattered, ready to start again tomorrow.
4th - We finished putting the wardrobes together (Ralph really did a splendid job) and I could then start putting all her things in it, which, as anyone will understand if they know Kariss, took me another 5 hours and included attaching wings to various variations of fairies which she collects and loves.It also included hanging around 100 black t-shirts in her new wardrobes!Exhausted I was thrilled to be meeting my friend Jenny for tea in Meadowhall as I had not eaten yet and was desperate to get out of the house, and we had a lovely steak at Ma Potters before I headed back and played taxi service to my dad and Ralph who were going for some games of snooker and pool, and babysitter to my sister Kaycia, which is relatively easy on a Friday night as she likes to watch tv!My mum has gone to stay with friends tonight as she is going to Wimbledon to watch the women's final, so cue my dad either having takeaway or going out to eat until she gets back!
5th - We spent the day pottering around and then headed to Nottingham to see Ralph's parents for a catch up before carrying on to Northampton to go to our friends Michelle and Andrew's engagement party, being held at Brampton Heath Golf Club.We had a great night, Andrew was terribly drunk as he was drinking white wine and taking antibiotics and painkillers, and Michelle looked stunning after now losing 5 stones in weight (she has lost 5 stones, her brother Justin has lost 3 stones and Andrew has lost 4.5 stones - 12.5 stones in total!).We enjoyed catching up with Michelle's mum and dad and brother, as Andrew's friend Chris who was at our wedding, and his lovely new girlfriend Rachel.They had a great engagement cake (two actually so there would be enough for everyone!) and posters up showing pictures of the two of them together with their other love, their dog Milo.There was also a picture of Jon Bon Jovi thrown in there too (they are both big fans)!I was really hungry after not wanting to eat before I had got into my dress so I was thrilled when the buffet came out and I could stuff myself silly!We left at 11.30 p.m. and had just over an hours drive to our hotel in Peterborough where we were out like a light as soon as we got into bed.
6th - Woke up really late today (the hotel obviously has comfortable beds!) and headed over to our friends Claire and James house and then straight to the pub for Sunday lunch where we met up with our other friend Libby.Unfortunately her husband Mark was working and could not make lunch and so afterwards Libby drove us to the hospital where he works as a Senior Staff Nurse as they were having an open day so we could at least say hello.As we got there the open day was just finishing but Mark helped Ralph into a decontamination suit, which he is trained in so that that they can deal with people (and it turns out animals!) who are affected by things like chemical spills.It was hilarious watching Ralph being put into the suit and he loved it because it had an air conditioning system fitted into the back and so it is probably the closest to being an astronaut he will ever get!We headed back to Claire and James with Libby and Mark for coffee and for some chilli chocolate (I think Claire and I were the only ones who actually thought it was okay!) before heading back to Ralph's parents again and then back to Barnsley.