Fairbridge Music Festival is over for another year

@JudyEv (121545)
Bunbury, Australia
April 25, 2017 1:48am CST
We got back from the Fairbridge Music Festival about 40 minutes ago and we've unloaded the essentials from our bus/motor-home. We've had a great time. The weather was wonderful if a bit windy on a couple of occasions and the music was very enjoyable too – if a bit loud on a couple of occasions! The bus lost an alternator belt not long after we left home which delayed us about ten minutes. 'Lost' in this context means it came 'off' whatever it was supposed to be 'on'. Luckily Vince was able to get it back 'on', tighten a bolt holding it and we had no more trouble. I have quite a few photos to share so will write about different aspects of the weekend with each photo. For now, here is a photo looking back from one of the marquees towards the camping area. Our bus, our friends' caravan and motor-home were parked next to each other in the front line but behind one of the trees to the right of the photo. I notice I have an amazing number of responses to my 'nothing' post and I have 60+ emails of notifications. My 'nothing' responses I might need to club together but I'll get back to everyone eventually. And it's nice to be home.
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@CRK109 (14465)
• United States
26 Apr 17
We're all just making sure you realize how much you were missed while you were "ignoring" us! lol
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@JudyEv (121545)
• Bunbury, Australia
27 Apr 17
I always feel silly telling people I'll be away. To be honest, I'm amazed that anyone notices. But it does give me a lovely warm feeling.
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@CRK109 (14465)
• United States
27 Apr 17
@JudyEv I definitely noticed! I came back a few times to check and see if you'd written anything new and then remembered that you were gone!
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@JudyEv (121545)
• Bunbury, Australia
28 Apr 17
@CRK109 Well thank you! I'll be smiling all day now.
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@LadyDuck (152682)
• Switzerland
25 Apr 17
Welcome back Judy, I am glad you had a nice time. Now try to rest, you have time to reply to the notifications.
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@JudyEv (121545)
• Bunbury, Australia
25 Apr 17
Many of the emails only had one or two notifications so catching up hasn't been nearly as bad as I thought it might be.
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@LadyDuck (152682)
• Switzerland
25 Apr 17
@JudyEv Did you find a potential buyer for your bus?
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@JudyEv (121545)
• Bunbury, Australia
25 Apr 17
@LadyDuck No, not really. We had two children aged about 9 and 10 who asked very nicely could they see inside. They were quite sure it was just what their Mum needed!! Vin asked where they lived so they asked where we lived and when we said Donnybrook, the little boy said very matter-of-factly 'Dad's girlfriend lives in Donnybrook'. It's very sad to hear stuff like this I think. Another young lass looked for her friend. She looked about early 30s but had 7 children. She mentioned her partner so perhaps it was a second relationship and they both had pre-existing children. The world has changed a great deal since I was a child.
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@BellaDoc (767)
• San Diego, California
25 Apr 17
And it's nice to hear that you are home safely. I love the sound of your bus :) Any plans to travel to Melbourne?
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@JudyEv (121545)
• Bunbury, Australia
25 Apr 17
The bus has been a lot of fun but now it's up for sale. We were in Melbourne for Christmas. Found an AirBnB and knew it was close to our son but until we signed up we didn't know how close. Turns out it was in the same street three doors up! We're off to see son No 2 in Ireland late in May but maybe when we return we'll head off on the 'big lap'.
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@BellaDoc (767)
• San Diego, California
1 May 17
@JudyEv This all sounds wonderful, and how fantastic that the AirBnB was so close. That's great!
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@JudyEv (121545)
• Bunbury, Australia
2 May 17
@BellaDoc It just made it so much easier rather than catching trains or taxis if it was late.
@nomus24g (22326)
• India
25 Apr 17
It always feels good to be back home :)
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@JudyEv (121545)
• Bunbury, Australia
25 Apr 17
It does indeed.
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@xFiacre (4389)
• Ireland
25 Apr 17
@judyev A good time and only one fixable hiccup? I do wish I had breaks like that.
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@JudyEv (121545)
• Bunbury, Australia
25 Apr 17
At one time I would have panicked and stewed for the whole ten minutes. This time, after asking if there was anything I could do to help, I just read my book until we continued on our merry way.
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@allknowing (63596)
• India
26 Apr 17
Waiting for more photos. Just one thing about emails. I have disabled that feature and just depend on notifications here.
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@JudyEv (121545)
• Bunbury, Australia
26 Apr 17
Everyone does it differently don't they? I opted for emails as they stay there will I have time to deal with them whereas I think notifications drop off the bottom eventually.
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@allknowing (63596)
• India
26 Apr 17
@JudyEv You are right when you say to each their own. I attend to notifications then and there and several times in the day.
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@teamfreak16 (40941)
• Colorado Springs, Colorado
25 Apr 17
Glad you had a great, safe time!
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@JudyEv (121545)
• Bunbury, Australia
25 Apr 17
I'm hoping to do a couple of 'music' posts of my own!
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@teamfreak16 (40941)
• Colorado Springs, Colorado
25 Apr 17
@JudyEv - Looking forward to them!
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@manasamanu (3754)
• Bangalore, India
25 Apr 17
Welcome back, hope you had a great time. It will be good to hear them, so have some rest and myLot soon.
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@JudyEv (121545)
• Bunbury, Australia
25 Apr 17
I'll be putting up more posts soon hopefully.
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• Bangalore, India
25 Apr 17
@TheHorse (64001)
• Pleasant Hill, California
29 Apr 17
Maybe I'll write a "nothing" post today. All I'm planning on doing is one more progress note and a bunch of papers (to grade). Yawn. Hopefully I'll get out cycling, though.
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@JudyEv (121545)
• Bunbury, Australia
30 Apr 17
My 'nothing' post got 58 responses! Which sort of blows the idea of needing to have 'a catchy title' out of the water.
@silvermist (20107)
• India
28 Apr 17
@JudyEv So now back to Home Sweet Home. We are ready to hear about your weekend and look at the photos one by one.Take your time.
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@JudyEv (121545)
• Bunbury, Australia
28 Apr 17
Thanks. I'll mix them up a bit with other stuff. We've had some new birds come to the bird bath lately so that's been interesting.
@Tampa_girl7 (25414)
• United States
26 Apr 17
Thank goodness your husband was able to fix the problem.
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@JudyEv (121545)
• Bunbury, Australia
27 Apr 17
I used to get really anxious whenever we broke down on the road but I have improved with the years. And luckily Vince is very handy and mostly seems to know how to fix our problems.
@sjvg1976 (18380)
• Delhi, India
26 Apr 17
Welcome back home. I always find my home to be the best place. Hope you enjoyed a lot there.
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@JudyEv (121545)
• Bunbury, Australia
26 Apr 17
It's always nice to get home after a trip away.
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@Nawsheen (23076)
• Mauritius
25 Apr 17
Welcome back. Seems you enjoyed the trip. It is always nice to be back home. There is no better place than home
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@JudyEv (121545)
• Bunbury, Australia
26 Apr 17
That's very true. Being home is special particularly if you've been away for a while.
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@Kandae11 (35967)
25 Apr 17
Nice having you back.
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@JudyEv (121545)
• Bunbury, Australia
26 Apr 17
Thanks. I'm busy going through the photos now and trying to make them a bit better.
@DianneN (76153)
• United States
25 Apr 17
Welcome home! Imagine that. Being home for just 40 minutes and already on myLot! It boggles my mind!
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@JudyEv (121545)
• Bunbury, Australia
25 Apr 17
Should I be doing something else?
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@JohnRoberts (54615)
• Los Angeles, California
25 Apr 17
Wonderful blue skies with puffy clouds for as far as the eye can see.
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@JudyEv (121545)
• Bunbury, Australia
25 Apr 17
That's Australia! It doesn't look so impressive here but there were hundreds and hundreds of tents and campers.
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@Morleyhunt (19724)
• Canada
25 Apr 17
Did I miss your nothing discussion? I've only been here sporadically for the last two weeks. The nice weather, and the amount of activity I'm trying to accomplish is keeping me away from the Internet. Sounds like the music festival was a success.
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@JudyEv (121545)
• Bunbury, Australia
25 Apr 17
The 'nothing' post was just to warn people I'd be away for five days and not to worry. I love how we all start to get just a little bit anxious if someone is missing for too long!
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@MALUSE (39301)
• Germany
25 Apr 17
Good to hear that everything went well.
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@JudyEv (121545)
• Bunbury, Australia
25 Apr 17
Thanks Malu. We were very lucky with the weather as many years there has been a thunderstorm or dust storm or something similar.
@TRBRocks420 (75852)
• Banks, Oregon
25 Apr 17
Good to see you back and, look forward to hearing about the trip and, seeing pictures.
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@JudyEv (121545)
• Bunbury, Australia
25 Apr 17
Thanks TR. I guess things have been ticking over as usual here?
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• Banks, Oregon
25 Apr 17
Looking forward to reading about your trip and see your photos glad to see you back on mylot Judy
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@JudyEv (121545)
• Bunbury, Australia
25 Apr 17
Thanks Chris. It is nice to be back although there was plenty to keep my mind off myLot while I was away.