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We were so impressed with WordPress that we have rebuilt our new website using it. This means that now we can use the rich content management system and take advantage of many of the plugins if offers.  A great step forward for managing our site.

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Over the past few years we have helped numerous clients put on their own festival style events.  Often over a weekend these weddings and parties, used flags, musicians, outdoor lighting, performers and the tents familiar to UK festival goers. Indeed many of these clients were festival goers wanting to put their own version of a festival on using their own or hired land.

As part of our new package of websites due in 2010, we decided to launch a site that specifically tailors pictures of these festival events for people interested in doing “My Very Own Festival”.  Over The Moon Tents have worked at all the premier UK music festivals and have lots of experiences , as well as the tents seen at these festivals, to offer clients.  My Very Own Festival’s service is provided by a group of artists, companies and festival folk to provide a range of services and not just tents.

MyVeryOwnFestival.com

Over The Moon Tents in collaboration with Classic Canvas have launched a website that showcases the tents we have provided to the film and television industry.  www.TentsForFilms.com has a gallery of photos showing a variety of our tents out on film location and in studios.  In future as more projects are undertaken we will be using this site to exclusively provide information relating to tents being used as props.

Tents For Films website screen shot

Tents For Films website screen shot

We took advantage of the sunny dry day on Monday to add some fresh Nikwax proofing to our Orange Intent. The Intent will be forming part of the Rabbit Hole tents at this year’s Glastonbury and Glade festivals.

Spray The Day Away, Reproofing in Rodmell, Sussex, May 2009

Spray The Day Away, Reproofing in Rodmell, Sussex, May 2009

Over The Moon’s crew has a Jester to keep it entertained and spirits up when working the long summer days.  The Jester provided a lovely tent related joke for us this week.

A man pays a visit to his doctor and tells him,

“On Monday night I dreamt I was a Tipi, and then on tuesday night I dreamt I was a Yurt.” 

“Hmm”, said the doctor pondering the meaning of these dreams. Then he exclaimed, ” Don’t worry, you are just Too Tense”.

 

The Jester strikes the funny bone again

The Jester strikes the funny bone again

The crew often listen to the Stuart Maconie & Mark Radcliffe music show on BBC Radio 2 while returning from jobs.  It’s a jolly show with good banter, pioneering great new music and introducing old tracks perhaps forgotten.  We were introduced to the soothing Robert Plant & Alison Krauss, “Raising Sands” album long before its award winning glory.

After spending Monday 23rd March battling the wind trying to put a Tipi up and then checking if our faithful vintage army marquee was still in good shape after 30mph gusts the crew headed home listening to the show.  

I’ve often thought of adding a contribution to ‘The Chain’, the feature on the show that asks for listeners to contribute the next song in the sequence and it must have a link to the previously played.  For me the previous song was “She Sells Sanctuary” by The Cult.  My link was “Helter Skelter” by The Beatles.  The link being that Charles Manson, a cult leader in the late 60’si n California, thought the record had a secret message for him.

It was nice to chat to Stuart & Mark and say how much I enjoyed the show. As they often enquire as to how people’s day went I had a great opportunity to mention Over The Moon Tents.  Check out the show on line using this link.  If you listen within the week on iPlayer you’ll hear James on the Chain.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/radio2/shows/radcliffemaconie/index.shtml

Spring is in the air and we feel like dancing. Try your ears out on the new mixes available for listening and download on our music player.

We’ve added a variety of genres. Dance music, Indie, Pop, Folk , Roots and Chill out. To download a mix click on the down arrow to the right of each mix title.

Click to hear Moon music.
N.B Wimply MP3 player doesn’t work in Google Chrome

DJ's at Wedding, May 2009, Coombe Farm Woods, Devon

DJ's at Wedding, May 2009, Coombe Farm Woods, Devon

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