Rotary is a worldwide service organisation which has grown from simple beginnings in the early 1900’s to over 34 000 clubs in 200 countries and a global membership of about 1.2 million. The Club has a strong focus on serving the community, which means they are kept busy running various fundraisers to raise money to carry out their projects.

Uplands Festival

For three days, people gather to watch sport ranging from rugby, hockey and netball to horse riding. Market stalls selling a vast array of products to eat, drink, wear, read, look at, smear onto our bodies do a bustling trade. A secure playground for the little ones means that parents can enjoy the Festival for a bit, knowing Junior is having a ball on the slide and jumping castle, under watchful eyes.


It is of course family time and no different for us as the empty nest will be full up for a few days, which begs the question: “How do we do an Easter egg hunt for adults?”


Life consists of a series of experiences and yet so often it seems to be more about seeing the experiences through the phone or tablet so we can immediately post on social media. So the question is, are we really experiencing the experience in that moment, or are we simply wanting to document it to show the world where we are, who we are with and what an amazing time we are having?