We usually get tickets for the Grandstand, but this year we left it too late and ended up in the Silver Ring. Not a problem, just a different atmosphere! At least there you can take a picnic and a drink or two, and the atmosphere is much more relaxed, and a bit more fun. Despite being in the more casual Silver Ring people still get dressed up, and I love any excuse to break out my crazy collection of hats and fascinators.
I met the girls at Ascot and we headed over to the racecourse. I’d bought along a picnic of ciabatta sandwiches, crisps, dips, strawberries, champers and a few other bits and pieces.
We found possibly the last free piece of grass and sat down with our picnic. Cue the heavens opening on and off for the next five hours!
Luckilly we managed to squeeze in a couple of pictures when the rain stopped!
The wind tried its hardest to rid us of our fabulous hats so we had to hold on for dear life!
None of us are serious when it comes to betting and just pick the horse depending on its name or the jockey if he’s wearing pink! We get a few eye rolls for that from the serious gamblers but it’s all a bit of fun for us!
I managed to get my money back plus 50p for one races and G the same, but poor A didn’t win a thing! Ah well, there’s always next year!
Despite the weather turning on and off like a tap, we had a really lovely day. Lots of giggles and some seriously good catching up!
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