On Saturday 17th July the ranks of the fabulously dressed descended on Bedford Square Gardens in Bloomsbury with well stocked picnic baskets to view some sporting events for the athletically disinclined.
The Olympiad is in it’s 6th year, I believe, but this is the first time I’ve made it down to the big smoke to attend. I’m very glad I did. I actually took part in just one event, the martini relay, and quite frankly my team were robbed of a prize.
As the person who robbed us (by bribing the judge with a flash of stocking top no less) was the lovely Fleur De Guerre I had to forgive and forget. I am happy to confirm that Fleur is possibly even lovelier in person than she is on the interweb, if that’s even possible, and was happy to pose for photographs next to little ole’ me.
My outfit details:
❤ Dress & Handbag - Vintage from a Charity Shop ❤ Shoes - Clarks Originals ❤ Pearl Necklace - Antique shop ❤ ❤ Pearl Earrings - eBay ❤ Gloves - Antique market ❤ Belt - Primark ❤
I spent a jolly afternoon quaffing cocktails, tea and eating yummy cakes, whilst enjoying such events as the bicycle umbrella jousting and Bounder slap. At some point after about 7pm (coincidentally about the point I moved on from cocktails to fizzy wine) the day descended into somewhat of a blur, the kind of blur where you wake up the next day and realise what a horribly loud and uncouth person you really are and hope everyone else was too drunk to notice (seriously, I shouldn’t drink wine, I just shouldn’t, what is the wine equivalent of a lager lout?)
Still, here’s some pretty pictures of cake anyway, and a man on a bike with an umbrella.
If you would like to see more photos of the event then they’re all on my Facebook page, and if you want to find out more about the Chap Olympiad and the Chap magazine then pop on over to thechap.net, I heartily recommend the magazine as an excellent read, well worth the subscription, even if you’re a Chapette!