Saturday, May 13, 2017
We ordered a sharing platter for lunch which was gorgeous and arrived on a tree trunk! We then took our seats. We had designated seats in the enclosure for the duration of the day. The Shetland pony grand national was first and it was fabulous. We then watched show jumping and gosh it was from one extreme to another. The horses were huge and the jumps massive. A few were scared at the big tower bridge jump in front of us. We then watched more show jumping but with lower fences, and joined by Her Majesty the Queen and the King of Bahrain.
It was then prize giving time and the Queen presented the rosettes and trophies to the winners. There were 5 generations of Royals at the horse show today. Next up was the musical show of the household cavalry. Oh my gosh, they were amazing. How they interweave each other, stand on their horses...all to music. The end was marked by a huge Union flag sprinting across the arena to a humungous cheer. What a day.
Friday, May 12, 2017
Thursday, May 11, 2017
Wednesday, May 10, 2017
Tuesday, May 09, 2017
I love the fact we can travel in school term time, places are empty. We decided to take the fir walk, supposedly 3 miles but we were there for 3 hours so I think not. Surprisingly though, we had the roar of fighter jets flying overhead for most of the walk which was a little off putting. In between though we heard a cuckoo very close by, we saw some amazing playground areas and spotted a stag beetle. We definitely had that 'are we nearly there yet' feeling by the end.
£6/60 for the car park and then the drive home, after 18,000 steps today!
Monday, May 08, 2017
We started with lobster sandwiches, salmon brioche, black pudding sausage roll and goats cheese quiche. Then the most amazing white chocolate scones, with clotted cream and jam in a tube and toffee in a tube. This is where Ali finished, she was stuffed. The top layer was a lemon meringue on top of a macaron, white chocolate moose covered in a blood orange gel, mushroom chocolate (yes mushroom!). I started eating the chocolate thinking it's really rather yummy but when I got to the end I really wasn't so sure. I'm not a fan of mushrooms at the best of times. Then marmite milk chocolate with Turkish delight in a pipette which was fabulous.
Completely stuffed to the brim.