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I've had another super weekend. It was the croquet tournament on Saturday. David & I play with two other couples nearly every year , although we've not done it religiously over the past few - especially when covid was happening, but this year we managed a date which was last weekend.
Have you ever played croquet? It's a really fun outdoor game which uses balls and mallets. The aim of the game is to hit the ball through rings in the grass and finally hit the center post - the first one to do so is the winner. I've not played it very much and am not very good at playing so you can read on to find out where I came - it's not very impressive I have to admit.
Our friends live just up the road so armed with a bottle, a box of beers, some ice and a homemade tortilla we started the 5 minute walk to their house. The weather was not nice, it was VERY windy with gusts every so often that nearly knocked us over - it knocked a glass over. Someone (me) had drunk the contents and I hadn't refilled it .. lol! It was still warm with sunny intervals so I was thankful it didn't rain like it had in the morning.
I ended up wearing this pretty blue tea dress. I've worn it once before to The Ritz and had forgotten about it. When my first choice ended up being too big, I searched through my selection and found it again. It teamed really nicely with my white trainers - fortunately they were the perfect shoe to be playing croquet in.
As the weather was still warm I didn't want to put jeans on which would have been better attire for the afternoon of fun, and my choice ended up being perfect. I was plenty warm enough which was good as I'd left my jacket at home. It's a previous season tea dress from M & S, this is a style they often have in their collections and it seems to suit most shapes. It's a fitted bodice with an A line skirt that sits mid length on the calve. It also has a zipper up the back and puffy 3/4 sleeves. The floral pattern is really pretty, it's a cornflower blue fabric that's got medium white bold flower shapes over it. I paired white trainers with it and had I remembered my jacket that was white too.
Here's some of the tasty food we were served. Our hosts we very good at their job and we wanted for nothing. Our glasses we filled at every opportunity and they kept bringing out new plates of tasty food.
Let me tempt you with what we were offered.
Sour bread with cheese dip.
Flat bread and hummus, smoked mackerel pate.
Olives and crisps.
Tortilla, Chorizo sausages, ribs and croquettes.
Melon & Parma ham.
Steak, chips, coleslaw and salad with two sauces, blue cheese and peppercorn.
We had three rounds of croquet in between eating the delicious food. When the games were played and the winners were presented with the trophy (I came last, so with Davids score we came ... last). Must try harder comes to mind! 😆
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Thanks for joining me on Mummabstylish, so pleased you stop by, you can view my afternoon on Instagram - and I'd love you to let me know your thoughts - have you ever played croquet?
Join me on Thursday for the #LINKUP.
Bye for now. X