The beautiful Themes 🙂
Henley Royal Rigatta!
So Andy decided I needed some educating in English Pastimes, one of which would be having a picnic and drinking Pimms (a fruity drink that is VERY popular in the UK during the summer months) in the sun during the summer. So where else is prime to do this? Well at the Royal Regatta of course! The Royal Regatta is a world famous rowing race started in 1839 that is a 5 day long affair that rowers from all over the world travel to participate. Each day of the races, more rowers are knocked off the bracket until only a few rowing teams are left for the final day. It is a very fancy event with everybody dressing up and wearing big hats! We brought a little picnic and settled down to watch the fun. I have never been to a rowing race
SO many people watching the races!
before so it was quite exciting. We sat near the finish line so we were able to see which teams were head to head and which teams were winning my a longshot. Lots of yelling and cheering but the best part was definitely the weather 🙂 SUN SUN SUN SUN SUN! We through enjoyed every drop of it. Neither of us got burnt but we definately were able to top up our tan. I am so glad the British summer has finally showed it’s face around here. Loved the picnic, loved watching the races, loved the sun. Hanging out with Andy for an entire day just chilling out talking was wonderful icing on the cake. Because there is a lot of down time it leaves for lots of chatting time which I throughly enjoyed.
Pimms, fruit and sunshine, feeling English yet?
After our day of watching the rowing I felt like I had participated in a truly English summer tradition. Another box ticked 😉
Enjoying the sun 😀
Tags: cnic, day out, england, fruit, henley, n, outdoors, picnic, pimms, rowin, summer, sun
The Club House
I think we’ll take it!
Fancy Fancy Fancy! That is how I would describe our last outing. We were given some tickets to the PGA European Golf Championship sponsored by BMW by our friends Steve and Sheila. They had club passes so we got to go into the fancy castle-like club and get a massive buffet breakfast! It was AMAZING!!! Fanciest thing I have ever gone to in my whole life no doubt about it. We went and followed around some of the golfers while they were playing, enjoyed a few rays of sunshine, then we headed back to the club for lunch. Lunch was an event in itself! Every sort of seafood cooked every sort of way, all kinds of roast dinners, every sort of bread you could want, and three tables tiered with desserts. I could hardly believe it.
Me and Sheila, love her! ❤
We walked around some of the stalls that were selling fancy cars, Hugo Boss everything, golf trips around the world, and the most expensive watches I’ve ever seen. I couldn’t believe that some people were actually buying these things! We sat in the cars, tried on the watches, and enjoyed the free drinks 😀
What a day to remember! Got a nice tan out of it too. Even though I don’t know anything about golf, I’m not very fancy, and I will never have enough money to buy anything that was at the stalls I still loved every minute of it being in a culture very far from my own 🙂 What an awesome day, thanks Steve and Sheila! x
My dream car!
All the trophies sitting all shiny and new 🙂
The first hole and the club house! EPIC!
Happy Birthday Andy 🙂
YUMMY BLUE FUNFETTI CAKE!
So we had quite an eventful birthday weekend for Andy. Started out with a blue birthday cake and some amazing homemade prawn-pesto-mozerella-pizza and some fun times with the youth from our church.
Yummy dinner 😛
Tea and books at Global Cafe
Saturday was spent chilling out, drinking tea at Global Cafe, and eating awesome burgers with our friends. Sunday was a day of laying in the sun, and having picnics 🙂 It was a weekend of so much fun, relaxation and loads of fun celebrating another birthday with my man ❤ Happy Birthday Andy!