Wednesday, 8 May 2013

Into the 'Silly Season'...

Things have been 'challenging' recently.  In the last 24 hours alone my sister has declared a full 'Post Viral Chronic Fatigue' relapse AND my classroom has been broken into at work.  Nothing that can't be handled really.. but the relaxing Bank Holiday weekend seems a bit of a distant memory!
We spent the weekend at Donnington Park race circuit.  I found this lovely Bed and Breakfast in Kegworth - maybe 10 minutes drive from the circuit.
The lovely owners put us in the ground floor room.  Mark was in heaven... he could lie in bed with teddy bear and car (AND wife!!!) at reasonable reach!
It was a great chance to catch up with some of our Marcos owning friends...

..AND we got the chance to play on the circuit during the lunch break.  This is my view from the passenger seat at about 100 mph.  Apparently Race Control were 'amused' by the exploits of the silver Marcos on the club laps...

This is a race-prepared Marcos doing qualifying laps on the Sunday morning.  It was lovely to see a 50 year old race car being driven so well.

Another of our Marcos acquaintances was helping his nephew in the Classic GP2 races.  His nephew is driving the yellow car and went on to win this race convincingly.

Each afternoon there was a fly past by a Lancaster bomber, accompanied by a Spitfire and a Hurricane.  There something really special about seeing the old vehicles on the track and these beautiful vintage planes in the air at the same time.

On Monday we managed to be a bit more chilled - and even had lunch out in the garden.  I love eating a salad and cold meat lunch under the umbrella on the decking.  Sadly the weather doesn't look so great for next weekend...


  1. I hope sis is doing better--what a lovely holiday you managed.

  2. Sorry to hear about your sister and the classroom break-in. Glad you were able to get away and enjoy the time at Donnington Park - the sort of weekend our son and my husband would enjoy as they are very much into anything to do with cars, especially racing cars!

  3. It sounds like that lovely weekend away was needed after what's going on at home. I hope your sister is on the mend very soon.

  4. Sounds like you needed a break after all that has been happening. It looks as if you had a lovely weekend:)

  5. It sounds like a fun weekend away is just what you needed. Let's hope nothing else happens! I hope your sister will be feeling better soon.

  6. The bed and breakfast looked wonderful!

  7. B&B looks super. Looks like you had a good weekend. Best wishes for sis! x

  8. OH what an exciting life you lead! The planes gave me memories of our stay at Lakenheath Air base..

  9. Looks like a lovely weekend! (Sigh) I love the look of vintage cars. I'd own a Figaro if it made sense :)