A Superb Fifth Anniversary of the Tweed Run
A big thank you to the Marshals who kept us all on the strait and narrow
and a Hurrah to Jacqui and Ted
Hip Hip Hooray!
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What a splendid weekend!
I was whisked off to London Town to see “The 39 Steps” at the wonderfully intimate Criterion Theatre then for Superb meal at Langan’s Brasserie after much stuffing and guzzling I was bundled into a taxi to Grand Hotel and a smooth bottle of Malbec and several Brandy’s later I was tucked up in bed and apparently was soon snoring loud enough to move furniture! Allegedly!
What a totally spiffing Wife I have truly one in a million!
Dress Circle at The Criterion
A Pleasant Cut of Lamb
The Superb Mrs Tweed
A Rather Drunken Person!
Sporting a new purchase!
The One and Only!
“Diagon Alley” ?
The famous Benjamin Pollock’s Toy Shop
Please click on the links below for further information on the Criterion Theatre, The 39 Steps and Langan’s Brasserie
A splendid time was had by all with a mouth watering array of vintage steeds such as Hetchins, Pashleys, etc and a splendid Flying Gate!
and there was more Tweed than the Isle of Harris!
Cup Cakes and Tea Galore what more could an Englishman want!
The Tea Team
What a Splendid Flag!
A well deserved rest!
I say do you have any “Rough Old Shag” ?
The Most Splendid Chaps at “Vintage News”
Anyone for Tyrrells?
How all the Press should be dressed!
Jacqui in her finest Tweed
Enjoying a Cuppa!
A Splendid Scene of Tea and Tweed!
And the Wonderful String Quartet!
The Beautiful “Flying Gate”
To Home via the Train!
Tired Feet, But Happy Feet!
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From silver teaspoons to sweetpeas in jamjars, strawberry shortcake and lavender cupcakes,embroidered tablecloths and teapots galore, the Golden Afternoon Tea Company has everything you could possibly need for the most perfect tea party this side of Alice’s Wonderland.
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In a return to the heady days of Civilise the City and the notorious Tate Modern art protest, the Chap is to take to the streets once again and stand up for what we believe in.
On Monday, 23rd April 2012 (St George’s Day) several hundred immaculately dressed Chaps and Chapettes will gather outside number 3, Savile Row, to protest in the strongest possible terms against the opening of a children’s clothes shop there by Abercrombie & Fitch.
The Chap feels that this city is already overwhelmed with American-style chain stores selling overpriced T-shirts and hooded sporting garments for those who rarely do any sport. Savile Row has been the home of gentlemen’s bespoke tailoring for over 200 years, and the opening of this store would signal the end of this one little street being allowed to devote itself to a single trade.
Whatever next – opening a branch of Superdrug on Harley Street? An Argos on Hatton Garden? Abercrombie & Fitch is the worst thing that could happen to Savile Row. Their store on Burlington Gardens already has a detrimental effect on the Row, with enormous queues of Continental teenagers cluttering up the pavements and making far too much noise, in their excitement to get their hands on a T-shirt bearing the slogan “Who needs a brain when you’ve got these?” aimed at pubescent girls.
Our protest will be peaceful but firm. At 9am we will meet outside Number 3, Savile Row, from whence we will proceed, maintaining immaculate trouser creases and sharply angled trilbies, to the current Abercrombie & Fitch store on Burlington Gardens at 10am. We will then deliver to the semi-nude doormen a mass rendition of our version of the John Lennon song, “Give Three-Piece a Chance” until 11am. Then it will be time for the first Martini of the day somewhere nearby, unless we have all been arrested, in which case it will be lukewarm tea in chokey.
Anyone is welcome to join us, as long as they dress properly (brown in town is allowed, just this once).
All we are saying is, Give Three-Piece a Chance!
For those of Us that were most unfourtunate in missing out on the fabulous Tweed Run this year then this might be of interest!….Ce la Vie….Vive le Velo!
The writers and stars of the cult television programme Ripping Yarns are to stage a gigantic, public hopathon in London on Saturday 3rd March. To mark the DVD release of “Ripping Yarns The Complete Series”, and as an homage to the episode entitled Tomkinson’s School Days, members of the public are sought to try and set new World Records for the largest group 400-metre hop and the 400-metre relay hop. This free event will take place at the Hampstead Heath Athletics Track, which chaps and chapettes will recall as the scene of a very early Chap Olympiad.
Both Michael Palin and Terry Jones will be in attendance to judge the hopathon and present prizes to the overall winners, who will each receive £500 to donate to the charity of their choice. The Ripping Yarns Hopathon is inspired by the first episode of the series, Tomkinson’s School Days, set in Graybridge School, whose motto was: “Only in true misery can you find true contentment”. Among the disciplines inflicted on pupils at Graybridge was a 30-mile Hop, as well as a grizzly bear fight and the St. Tagder’s Day ceremony, in which students were nailed to the school walls.
To break The Guinness World Records™, the organisers require at least 250 people to participate in the largest group hop, and a time of seven minutes needs to be set in order to achieve the fastest 400-metre hop. Participants must be over 18 years of age and in sound physical health (though not necessarily sound of mind).
Full details about registration are available at facebook.com/NetworkDVD.
Ripping Yarns The Complete Series is release by Network DVD.