Sunday, 28 August 2011

Rewind Festival

Last weekend we (me and 6 other girls) trekked off to Henley on Thames for the Rewind Festival (80's music).  Yes I know what you are thinking, my brood have mocked me at regular intervals on how I should try a proper festival.  This is our second year of going and it is brilliant - try it...

Well we arrived early (we were excited...) and joined all the other early birds in a field waiting for the car park (another field) to open.  We then formed a queue, a very orderly and civilised queue as we all pitched our chairs and cracked open the wine and nibbles.  This is arguably the best queue I have ever been part of.

Best queue ever....
We then pitched our tents and adorned them with bunting and fairy lights and celebrated this fact with another wine, chocolate and crisps (you may notice a theme to the weekend).

There was the Silent Disco, wiggage and more 80's band than you could shake a rubiks cube at.  There were so many artists, too many to mention but UB40 were amazing, I wasn't particularly looking forward to this but what a session - absolutely brilliant.  We saw Bananarama who were great but I so hoped they would be wearing highwaisted jeans and sporting very big hair - alas they came out looking lovely but very 2011.  Toyah on the other hand came out in an amazing outfit, Billy Ocean was brilliant and looks amazing with his white hair and beard.  Holly Johnson was entertaining and the award for the band who still look youthful goes to Brother Beyond!



 We only got rained on for a short spell and then the sun shone.  We had a fly by (which was amazing) and wore wigs and glow bands and danced until dark.

Now here's to starting the plans for next year....

Silent Sunday

Silent Sunday

Saturday, 13 August 2011

Glorious... Goodwood

Although I've been to the races beofre I've never been a big fan, never got the buzz that other people seem to enjoy.  So when my lovely friend from my college days (yes we've been friends a few years) asked me to go and visit her to experience Glorious Goodwood and to bring my boys with me I jumped at the chance. 

Well we enjoyed every minute of our 2 days in the Richmond Enclosure (members only).  As you can imagine, dresses, shoes etc were on my mind for several weeks before.  Having not been into the 'posh' bit of the races before I was unsure as to what to expect and how far to go with my outfits but eventually decided on a couple of outfits though I think I would be more adventurous next year.  My boys were suited and booted and looked absolutely gorgeous.

Sara was filmed on her way in looking gorgeous in this red dress. We were filmed and crews asked whether we would be choosing Frankel or Canford Cliffs, alas we did not make the cut however we saw several people being filmed who did either for their (more strategic, scientific or accurate) reviews or for their fabulously gorgeous or elegant outfits.  Next year you'll find me in a big hat or red dress.  That's all I'm saying...

We had a table on the edge of the course, fabulous spot.  We drank champagne and Pimms, ate seafood platters and were surrounded by gorgeous dresses and amazingly elegant hats for the ladies and linen suits teamed with panama hats for the chaps. 

Here I am at the edge of the Richmond enclosure, the weather was fabulous.
Here is a pic my sons took, the racing - yes we went for the racing...
We had a brilliant time and Sara has already invited us down for Glorious Goodwood next year.  I have to say, I can't wait... Now then, I need a big hat....