Sunday, 14 July 2013

#ChapOlympiad 2013 photos by @Londonbird

The ChapOlympiad - Pass the Pimms
My sister's Louise has been to The Chap Olympiad, a vintage lover's paradise if ever there was one. Here are her rather spiffing Instagram photos from the day. And you can follow her on Instagram under the name @LondonBird.

What's the Chap Olympiad? Here's how the organiser's The Chap Magazine describe some of the events:

Parallel Bars: contestants standing between two parallel cocktail bars will need to mix two drinks simultaneously, while performing an impressive bar routine with perfect dismount.
Breadbasket Ball contestants will be invited to dine at table in the middle of the track. A team of servants at each end of the table will play basketball with the bread and the breadbasket. The dinner guests must interrupt play if they are to be served any victuals.
Bounder Hunt Female contestants will be invited to hunt the bounder throughout the gardens using a large butterfly net. First one to catch the cad gets to slap him with her handbag.
Well Dressage Riding on a hobbyhorse, each competitor will need to perform a series of dressage steps to music. Our esteemed judging panel will score each performance.
Beach Volleybowler A game of beach volleyball will be played on a sanded course, using a bowler hat as ball. Skimpy swimwear will not be required, nor even permitted.

These, along with several other new events, plus old favourites Umbrella Jousting and Tug of Moustache, will take place in Bedford Square Gardens on Saturday 13th July 2013, from 12pm until nightfall.

But enough chin-wagging, let's see the snaps...

Lighting the Olympic Pipe (flame) to start the #chapolympiad
The tea cup relay
Fabulous Frocks
More tea cup relay

Ladies! Always carry a parasol to protect that English Rose complexion
Dressage

gals, gals, gals

Chaps in uniform, super!

Bonus points for cravats, chaps

and it's a six all round then

What does this gal have on her mind? Kittens and knitting, no doubt
Bread roll volleyball

This year's soaring temperature saw many a gal swishing a fan

Ladies! Hemlines must touch the floor when you kneel,
or they are too short!
And here's our roving reporter @LondonBird (centre)

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