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Spiffing good fun at the Chap Olympiads

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Spiffing good fun at the Chap Olympiads

Last Saturday The Boy and I dug out the tweed and seamed stockings (for me not The Boy!) and headed down to Bedford Square Gardens to be stewards for the day at the Chap Olympiads! To say I was excited was a wee bit of an understatement!

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The Chap Olympiads is an eccentric sports day for Vintage lovers! There where beautiful ladies, dashing gents and tweed as far as the eye can see!

We turned up early and met all the lovely people who are part of the Chap family. They either work for/with the fabulous Chap magazine, have volunteered before or where first timers (like the boy and me). Everyone was so friendly and very well turned out (even in the crazy heat).


The day’s events started with the Opening Ceremony : the Lighting of the Olympic Pipe. In true Chap fashion Gustav Temple (the Chap’s Editor) took to the stage with the most impressive pipe…
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The games are open to all tickets holders and filled up so quickly! With just under a dozen different events there where a lot to pick from but all with a high level of silliness evolved!

First up the Tea Pursuit! Participants had to do a relay of the stage on bicycles not spilling a drop of tea from the cup and saucer. I didn’t really think through my cream dress and people on bikes with tea but luckily I managed to avoid all spillages. There does seem to be a high level of photos of me looking bossy with a tea-pot but was a great start to the games!

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The silliness just carried on from there…

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Umbrella Jousting

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Well Dressage – With the beautiful ladies from the Vintage Mafia judging

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And the most difficult of all the games… Not Playing Tennis

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There was even some music from The Speakeasy Three – who we saw recently supporting Caravan Place at the 02


Even though we where working hard The Boy still managed to get some fantastic photos…

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All in all it was a fantastic day and I cannot thank the team enough for letting us come and help out!

Roll on next year!!!


One response »

  1. OMG I am so jealous. What an amazing day indeed. And some jolly good photos to boot! Count me in for that picnic table next year. I’m planning my outfit already!! x


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