The 8th Annual Chap Olympiad is still carrying on as I write this post but, as I am clearly not made of the right stuff, I am not in attendance today, having opted for a Saturday only ticket rather than the full weekender. I'm really not sure I could have survived two days, even though I was hardly exerting myself in my spectating of events, gentle promenading of the grounds, drinking of drinks and grazing of picnic...
But my lack of attendance today means I can deliver you pictures hot off the camera as I have a cosy Sunday at home. This is just a sampler of the fun and games that went on yesterday. I rallied together a group of three lovely chaps (two sporting moustaches!) and two chapettes to join me, and we were fortunate for much better weather this year - although there were a couple of downpours, the ratio of sun to rain was reasonably good.
And without further ado, here's some of the pictures I got when I wasn't too busy enjoying myself.
|The lighting of the Olympiad Pipe|
|The first casualty of the day, in the Butler Baiting event|
|Butler Baiting, and trouser ironing|
|A sneaky tipple from the hip flask during the Briefcase Phlanx|
|A competitor loses his steed in the Umbrella Jousting|
|The fabulous MC from last year makes a return|
|The final round of the Umbrella Jousting|
|An attendee tries out a penny farthing off stage|
|Some interesting characters and outfits were in attendance, as always...|
|Rain brings the day to a close|
And the following pictures show my outfit, taken when I eventually straggled home as I failed to get photographs taken of me at the event. I opted for trousers this year but still perfectly feminine, with cloche hat and red lips. A kind of 1920s or 1930s feel...
|Hat: Fabhatrix, Edinburgh|
Blouse: Somewhere in Greenwich
Silk scarf: Beyond Retro, Soho
Trousers: Beyond Retro, Cheshire Street
Shoes: Somewhere in Leipzig, Germany