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Saturday, 5 June 2010

Day 2: Derby Day!

Woosh! I'm just back from spending an entire day at the Derby at the Epsom Downs Racecourse. It was amazing! So many people and things to see, the horses looked gorgeous and everything just seemed so much better due to the blazing heat.
Trekking down to the racecourse was a mission though. Thank goodness I wore this yellow baby doll dress from Zara (teamed with a belt from Primark - £2!). I left the cardigan at home though. And I did regret wearing the tights with it, but my legs aren't in any state that can be publicised to the general public.

It was ridiculously hot though! The sun was just bearing down on us and although we'd made sure we'd taken enough water to go around 7 people, just walking there was one of the hardest things I've done in a while. But was it worth it!
The downs was packed full with people, I mean tents and busloads of people. There were barbeques everywhere, a fun fair with at least 20 rides, little stalls where vendors were peddling their ware (blankets, sweets, clothese, shoes, etc). We kept walking into people pushing cadillac-themed baby prams yet we didnt find the stall that sold them. It was a massive party on the downs.
Further out, towards the racecourse were tents of people just relaxing in the sun, drinking, Pimmsing and grilling food.
The races were amazing to watch, people placing bets weren't disappointed and the horses looked great. Beautiful thoroughbreds with long legs and speedy gaits. Perfect!
So we had a great day at the Derby and on the way home we bought to tubs of ice cream which we devoured while sitting in the garden and playing cards.

All in all it was a brilliant day, I really enjoyed getting away from London and being with family. The weather was amazing and I hope it stays this way for a while
Got to run! hope your day was awesome
xxxx

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