Travelling on an old steam train is truly a remarkable experience. More so when you're travelling to the races.We had a truly fantastic journey to Cheltenham this year. We drove down to Evesham on Tuesday evening and stayed in a lovely hotel 20 minutes from the race-course. At 8am we were up and ready for, what in my opinion I thought was the most sumptuous breakfast I've ever had, then headed down to the train station where we were welcomed by the hosts with glasses of champagne and orange juice. We said hello to the station master on the platform, got into the train and began our scenic journey towards the race track.
When we arrived we were directed to our box where we had lunch, but golly, was it the worst food ever!! Nevertheless, we still ate it, lol, but washed it down with champagne and wine and continued on with our day.
The first leg of the races started at 12 and just for fun, we placed a bet on one of the horses to win. We watched excitedly from the stands as our horse came in first place and won us an amazing £70 from a mere £10 bet. This clearly marked the beginning of a fabulous day!
We won the second leg too, but lost £10 each in the third, forth, fifth and sixth races. The seventh race was the final leg of the day and by then I was already quite inebriated, lol, so when my man asked me which horse I wanted, all that was on my mind was alcohol so I went with my best bet, a horse named ''Champagne Fever''. It was, according to the so-called experts on our table, the worst bet you could ever make but nonetheless, I was adamant that it would win. And to everybody's surprise, it did! And it was then that I was declared the horse racing master and awarded a handshake by all the horse racing experts. Very silly I know, but i felt like a true champion!
We rushed off right after the award ceremony to the train station where we had a short but exciting photo shoot near the steam train. The day ended way too quickly really, we enjoyed every single moment of it. It was such a marvellous day that I really didn't feel like leaving at all. But all's well that ends well and we ended the day off superbly.
We rode back, after a couple of minutes, in the steam train and drove back home to our warm, comfortable bed. What a day that was! And doing it all so fashionably just puts that extra icing on cake. Thank you Cheltenham for a warm reception, we're looking forward to doing it again next year, grander and more fabulous. There's no use in doing it in any other way.