Festivals : The Ultimate Guide on What to Take


Knowing what things to pack for a festival is an absolute minefield, especially when it’s taking place in the UK. Like, is it going to rain? Do you need wellies (always yes)? What do you do when it’s warm? Is a bikini too much (also yes)?

Plus, it’s far too easy to forget the vital ingredients that’ll help make your weekend one to remember. We’ve all been there: 5am, hungover, confused and needing a wee, you stumble out of the tent, only to realise you forgot the bloody toilet roll. But don’t worry, i’ve done the hard work for you and come up with all the essentials to pack this year and the year after and the year after that…

Be Practical

It’s easy to get caught up in the more exciting parts of festival packing like glitter and fancy dress, but let’s get the practical stuff sorted first, people. Because without any of these bits, you’re definitely not going to make it through the weekend.



Right, now you need stuff to wear! Because we have no idea what the weather is going to be doing (don’t trust the forecast) you’ve got to cover all bases without packing your entire wardrobe. Easier said than done. Layering is key – that way, when you’ve got drenched and the sun’s suddenly come out, you can whip off your top two layers and be totally weather appropriate. Oh, and always take more underwear than you think you’ll need. That is a life rule to live by.

  • Underwear (plus two spares, just incase)
  • Flip flops
  • Pjs
  • Trackies
  • Socks
  • [Wellies ](http://amzn.to/2bhBo4B)
  • Shorts
  • Dress
  • Trainers
  • [Raincoat](http://amzn.to/2bxU8h6)
  • Bikini (in case you actually decide to shower)
  • Sunglasses
  • Warm jumper
  • Hat
  • Long sleeved top (To layer up with)



All the stuff that’s going to make you look remotely human, when you sure as hell don’t feel like one. Decanting and mini-toiletires are your best friend because lugging a family sized bottle of mouthwash with you makes zero sense.

  • Dry Shampoo
  • Painkillers
  • Plasters
  • Hand sanitizer
  • Tissues
  • Loo roll
  • Mouthwash
  • Toothbrush
  • Hairbrush
  • Deodorant
  • Make up wipes
  • Wet wipes
  • Razor
  • Moisturiser
  • Condoms (just incase!)
  • Your usual (condensed) make-up bag, plus a bit of glitter


Food & drink

Chances are you’ll start off your festival packing by thinking, ‘I’m going to just take all my food with me, so I don’t spend ANY money.’ This is not true and you’re lying to yourself. Don’t do what 80% of rookie festival-goes do and take all your meals with you: you will not eat them and you may develop back problems on the walk to the site. Instead, take a few things you can snack on and get your alcohol in order, then just make the most of the (usually really good) food stalls that are there because, come on, you’re on holiday (sort-of).

  • Crisps
  • Decanted alcohol (don’t forget, you can’t take glass in!)
  • Mixer/fizzy drinks
  • Dried fruit
  • Cereal bars
  • Biscuits
  • Apples
  • Bread
  • Beans (or any canned food)
  • Rice cakes




This lot are probably the most easily forgotten but they’re really bloody useful. Most important is the ‘shit’ phone – you do not want to spend your weekend lamenting about the loss of your new iPhone 6, plus, the battery life is second to none.



Illustrations by Kate Prior

D23 WDW Updates

Hello my Disney lovers!

Sorry it has been so long but if you saw my previous post then you will know that I have moved and well, there isn’t much internet available here but whilst I have a little Wifi and time I have decided that I will FINALLY give you the D23 updates.

D23 has now confirmed 10 new projects from now until 2021! It’s going to be a lot to take onboard but its Disney so we all know it will be magical.

Magic Kingdom

Something that I am personally excited about it the Tron themed coaster that is arriving in magic kingdom in 2021! D23 have announced that it will be located in tomorrow land in a space next to space mountain.

Tron is a hugely popular coaster from Shanghai Disneyland and I’m sure it going to be just as popular in Orlando.

tron concept

A new theatre full of entertainment is in the planning process current and there is no set date but it has been discussed that it will be based on the iconic Willis Wood theatre in 1920s Kansas City, where Walt lived after he left Marceline and will be situated in what is currently backstage areas between Main Street U.S.A. and Tomorrowland.

Hollywood Studios

Disney have now revealed Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge is the name of the new Star Wars-themed land. The new 14 acre land will open in 2019, first in Anaheim, and later at Disney’s Hollywood Studios.

minnie and mickey railway

All the rumours about Great Movie Ride closing down were true and it is gutting but I have faith in Disney and know that this will not disappoint us with the new attraction, Minnie and Mickey’s Railway, which is to take the Great Movie Rides place in the Chinese theatre.

The Great Movie Ride, which will close Aug. 13, 2017. Minnie and Mickey’s railway ride will make extensive use of new screen technology that Disney is calling 2 1/2D, with no 3D glasses required.

“This is one of the boldest…most impossible things I’ve ever worked on in almost 40 years of being an Imagineer. And you know what? That’s what I love about it. Well, that, and Mickey,” Kevin said. “This is not going to be a small attraction, it’s going to be game-changing.”

toystory land

Disney have announced that Toy Story land will be opening summer 2018.

You will feel like a real toy with everything towering over you. You will get to explore the world of Andy’s backyard with your favourite Toy Story characters, including Woody and Buzz.

Toy Story Land will feature two new themed attractions. Slinky Dog Dash will be a family coaster attraction and Alien Swirling Saucers will also be a new attraction at Toy Story Land.



A Disney•Pixar’s “Ratatouille”-inspired attraction is coming to the France Pavilion in Epcot’s World Showcase.

Guests will be able to shrink to Remy’s size and scurry to safety in a dazzling chase across a kitchen with the sights, sounds and smells of Gusteau’s legendary Parisian restaurant.

According to Disney leaders, both attractions will open in time for the 50th anniversary of Walt Disney World Resort in 2021.

Guardians of the Galaxy

The Universe of Energy had its last day of operation on August 13 2017.  Epcot’s brand new E-ticket attraction will be based on the rockin’ and action-packed world of “Guardians of the Galaxy.” No further details were announced.

China pavilion

To showcase the splendor and majesty of China, an updated film will be added using a next-generation digital camera system to film a brand new, seamless Circle-Vision show for the China pavilion.

Mission: SPACE

In addition to an updated Orange Mission, a brand new Green Mission will take guests on a stunning tour around the Earth, with younger cadets joining the adventure for the very first time. Mission: SPACE will reopen this August.

New Space restaurant

Adjacent to Mission: SPACE, a new table-service restaurant will invite guests to travel high above the Earth for an unforgettable dining experience. The new restaurant will be managed by Patina Restaurant Group and an opening will be announced at a later date.



Disney Skyliner

This new transportation system will give guests a bird’s-eye view of Walt Disney World Resort. Disney Skyliner will connect Epcot and Disney’s Hollywood Studios to four resorts – Disney’s Art of Animation Resort, Disney’s Pop Century Resort and Disney’s Caribbean Beach Resort, as well as the proposed 15th Disney Vacation Club property, Disney Riviera Resort. Opening date for Disney Skyliner will be announced at a later time.


Minnie Van service

Now available !!! The Minnie Van service is a whimsical, point-to-point transportation service that will help guests get around Walt Disney World Resort in a jiffy. Guests can arrange their own private Disney vehicle right from their smartphone, and a Disney Cast Member will drive them wherever they want to go around Walt Disney World.



Disney Riviera Resort

The proposed 15th Disney Vacation Club property will be located near Epcot with a rooftop restaurant that has unbelievable views of nighttime spectaculars at Epcot and Disney’s Hollywood Studios. Opening will be announced at a later date.


Immersive Star Wars-themed hotel

An immersive Star Wars-themed hotel will be the most experiential concept ever. Dedicated entirely to the galaxy of Star Wars, guests will have a one-of-a-kind experience where a luxury resort meets a multi-day adventure in a galaxy far, far away. Opening will be announced at a later date.



Keep checking back for more D23 updates/announcements!

Have a magical day and see ya reel soon!


December Photo a Day (Interactive)

I love 30 day challenges! Social media, workouts, healthy eating etc but my favourite ones are the photo a day challenge.

Seeing as December is in a few days and I LOVE Christmas, I want to see all your photos through out the festive season so I have made up my own photo a day challenge for you.

Right now I think I’m just going to do this one but if it goes well and you enjoy it let me know in the comments below and i will do one every month.

The photos can be posted on both Instagram or Twitter just remember to #eleanajanePAD so I can see them each day!

Oh and don’t forget to follow me @eleana_jane on both Twitter and Instagram!




I’m Back!

Guys, I’m back! I’m sorry its been so long. I have been having a bit of a revamp on the layout. Do you like it?

So I’ve decided to bring back monthly favourites. It will start at the end of this month, which is super exciting I have loads of new bits that I want to share with you all.

Also I will be doing WCW also known as Woman Crush Wednesday, where each Wednesday I will pick a lady that I think is beautiful, inspirational or strong women. If you think there is someone that should be chosen then write a comment on their picture with #EforelleWCW!

Im not going to have set days that i post other than Wednesdays, simply because i have a job and sometimes find it hard to post by certain days. I promise that I will try my very hardest to get at least one post up a week for you.

Thanks for understanding guys!

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