But I like dressing up and drinking gin in fields (either as seperate activities, or both together). So last Saturday - in a temporary break from my normal levels of sanity - His Lordship and I braved the continuous, heavy and chilly deluge for some sporting fun. And I wore sunglasses. Just to be stubborn, like.
The clouds broke as we waited for the train...
|It was his birthday and everything.|
Cheer up, M'Lud!
I kept suggesting they might provide gazebos or table umbrellas, but we both knew it was not to be. We just had to suck it up and take the rain like good 'uns. The Chap Olympiad itself, a sporting event including such classically inspired events as ironing board surfing and the pipeathalon, was held as ever in Bedford Square. Which is a lovely place when not slowly filling with water.
We met up with fellow brave hearts Landgirl1980, Retrochick and Penny Dreadful, we decided on a cunning plan. Hide under the trees on a bench. The rain would never think to look there. It was that kind of Blackadderesque cunning plan that later turns out to have some small, but essential flaws in it. Such as what happens when the wind gently ruffles the thousands of tiny sodden leaves above us... However we were too busy to notice at that point as my headscarf had just blown into the small inland waterway which was encroaching on our pick-nick spot. I am clumsy: rain was just hitting me when I was down.
|Super umbrella action there!|
|No need for soda, I have a ready source of fresh water.|
|Retrochick came prepared. Very sensible indeed.|
|Margaret of Penny Dreadful has the right idea.|
|Ee by gum where's t'whippet etc'.|
|Penny Dreadful & Landgirl1980|
|Naomi and Lisa of the Vintage Mafia|
|Vintage Film Crew. There was also a modern one, from France.|
They interviewed us and I stood there saying nothing like
|Amazing hat! I offered to credit her by name but she|
said 'oh, I don't even know what a blog is...snap away...'
|This group come every year and are utterly chaptastic.|
I did not notice the suspect, fake-tache wearing photobomber at the time...