Had a fantastic hour out on the water right in the midst of all the sailing action with ONDECK. We sped out of the marina in a 8.8m rib with a 350hp engine, cutting through the waves to the furthest end of the racing opposite the Beaulieu river. We caught up with the XOD, Victory, Sonar, Sunsail and Quarter Ton races amongst others It is always such a wonderful sight, especially when you are right alongside the bigger yachts.
The hourly rib rides cost £30 for a single ticket, and £110 for a family of 4. Group rate prices on request. There is also the opportunity to sail on a 40ft Dehler39 for £199. There are 3 slots still remaining for this Saturday!
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After watching our amazing Olympic Games triumphs, tears and jubilations as a TV couch potato, I feel a more active role coming upon me during Aberdeen Asset Management Cowes Week.
On Tuesday I will be out on the press boat between 12 and 2pm with my trusty compact Panasonic Lumix camera dwarfed by the huge lenses of the serious sailing Press photographers. So do keep an eye on my Blog/Twitter/Facebook to see what sailing moments I manage to capture…….weather, waves and jostling lenses permitting!
I am very excited about this Friday. Fireworks in the evening and the majority of Skandia Team GB, including Gold Medallist Paul Goodison, Britains' windsurfers Nick Dempsey and Bryony Shaw and 470 champions Hannah Mills and Saskia Clark in Cowes. But the highlight of the day is my chance to sail with one of these Olympians! My sailing ability is very basic and my land legs are infinitely better than my sea legs- but what a fantastic opportunity!
This evening I walked the Red Carpet to the most amazing marquee I have ever seen. At first glance it looked like a proper building with windows, doors, brickwork etc but in fact it was the marquee front of MASTERPIECE London. The event was the Masterpiece Midsummer party in the grounds of the Royal Hospital Chelsea in aid of the CLIC SARGENT Charity. This fantastic charity’s Ambassador, Lady Helen Taylor was there to support and let us know how this charity raises money to help children with cancer. Last years’s event raised £400,000 so hopefully this year will raise even more.
Supporting this worthwhile charity, Masterpiece shows antiques and artworks that are amongst the best of the best from international galleries and dealers. Amongst my favourites were a 1930’s oil sold during the week for a mere £2.5million and also a rare 1950’s vintage Jaguar for sale for a couple of a million.
The works of art and jewels were stunning to look at on the various stands and the assorted canapes constantly on offer- difficult to resist- were from Harry’s bar, Scotts, Le Caprice, and the Mount St Deli. Completely delicious, but there are only so many mini burgers, asparagus and oysters you can eat- even when washed down with champagne!.
The evening was such fun admiring the stunning artworks and great people watching too! Celebs looking glam included Jasmine Guinness, Donna Air and Amanda Ferry.
Note to self- am sure not a single size 0 owner of the many perfect honed, toned and bronzed legs there this evening ate a single morsel of canape or carb -possibly maybe one asparagus stalk- I should learn a lesson from this……………..
I should have been on BBC TV breakfast news today at 7.30am.
I was invited to discuss airbrushing and how it can affect teenagers’ self- esteem and how it can lead to eating disorders.
How the perception and reality of the impossibly slimmed down perfect airbrushed body as seen on celebrities in the media- can make young(and older) women feel inadequate ..
I couldn’t get to the BBC looking TV-ready as I am currently living with builders in a flat that really is a building site with no bathroom/shower or kitchen-(there is however still a toilet). If I could have been airbrushed at 6.30am this morning that would have been the perfect solution….
so this week is all about showering at the gym/swimming pool.
Was however cheered up hugely by this lovely email from one of my www.redcarpetundies.com customers.
“Just a quick email to say a sincere thanks for
taking the time to have a chat with me about my underwear choice for my wedding
day.Your help and advice has been
invaluable to me. Your suggestion of the strapless bra and silicone fillers is
absolutely perfect, it gives great support and fabulous shape.The bra is an absolute perfect fit and I can’t wait to
try my dress on with it for my first fitting on the 8th May. Thanks again” Karen