Wednesday, 5 June 2013

Random happenings

Our weekend kicked off early last week as Dave and I went to Cardiff Bay for dinner on Thursday night. Megan was sleeping over her friends as it was half term so we made the most of the sunny evening and headed to the Bayside Brasserie. 

This outfit was so comfortable and the jersey maxi was perfectly stretchy for over indulging on the amazing food! The chambray shirt was my bargain from New Look at only £5 in the sale! My whole outfit was from New Look apart from the beads and belt, which are from Dorothy Perkins. 

I loved our views across the bay from the restaurant. 


So this weekend my cousin was in town filming the British Speedway GP for Eurosport. This is a big weekend in our family!  My grandparents met at speedway, my mother and aunt were brought up with it, resulting in my sister and I being brought up with it! One of my closest friends races and I even went into labour with Megan at the Millennium Stadium watching a GP. (Megan loves it that my parents told me I had hours to go yet, so they'd drop me to the stadium once the racing had finished!) My cousin then got a job presenting it for Sky Sports where he met her husband Scott. 

This year was the first that Scott wasn't racing in the British round of the World Championship Series and instead they were both at the stadium presenting live for Eurosport. 

I missed the live draw on Friday as it was half hour before I finished work, but managed to catch up with them in Starbucks for an hour before I headed home and they headed back to the stadium for filming duties.  The plan Saturday had been to watch the GP at home (a rare occurrence!) so that Megan could watch Sophie and Scott presenting on TV. That evening though, a friend of mine emailed to say that there were four tickets on the gate for me if I wanted to go! Bonus! Plans changed and happy daughter and nephew.

Saturday, we headed into town and to the fanzone. It is still strange to see family sat signing autographs for fans! 


We headed to the pub for a drink and to meet up with family.

And then to the stadium for the racing and indoor fireworks at the end.

If you have never watched a speedway meeting, I'd seriously recommend it. These guys are tough. There are no brakes on their bikes and their bodies take a hammering. One rider was even racing with a broken hand!! It is so much fun though and the kids especially had an amazing time. 

Sorry for the long mid-week post but I wanted to get it all down today! Hope that you have a wonderful Wednesday.


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  1. Love the black top and red pants!

    Come link up with me at Watcha Wearing Wednesday!

    1. The pants are from Mango and are so comfy! I will stop by :)

  2. That looks so exciting! Love the tied up denim!

  3. Jersey maxis are the best. So comfy. And it looks like you had a great weekend! Seaside and speedway. :)

    1. It was such a fun weekend and the maxi was perfect :)

  4. Love your maxi dress! Looks great with the tied up shirt. I'm hosting a link up tomorrow where you link up your favorite outfit post of the week. I invite you to stop by!
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    1. Thank you, I think I'm living in maxi-dresses at the moment! I will stop by :)

  5. I love how you layered the chambray shirt over your maxi dress! The speedway looks like a fun event to see! Thanks for linking up with us :)

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  6. Gotta love New Look! Looks like y'all had a fun time :)

    Hope to see you linked up at What I Wore Wednesday Just grab & add the badge or link and comment and you're good to go!


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