If you want to create a wide smile on your husband’s/dad’s/brother’s face this Christmas, I can only recommend giving them tickets for a car related event. The smell of petrol and the sound of roaring engines will no doubt make their day, but leave you with either a headache or another day spent apart.
If you want to do yourself a favour, get them tickets for Goodwood Revival. Not only is the sheer number of classic cars that populate parking lots, racetracks and motor shows breathtaking; also the fashion interested female visitor’s eyes are likely to be pleased. The best bit about it: you get to play dressing up yourself.
The majority of the visitors (male and female) dresses in classical style to ‘look the part’. You can choose from fashion originating from the 1940s to 60s. Met Mum went all ‘Mid 50s Conservative Secretary Look’: tweed pencil skirt, white bow tie blouse with black cashmere cardigan, seamed stockings and black Mary Jane’s completed by black eyeliner and bright red lipstick. The cardi had to go after half an hour sweating in the surprisingly hot September sun, the lippy ended all over little L’s head and the bow was undone at the end of the day, but hey! I made an effort and I really enjoyed myself, whilst creating the widest smiles and eyes twinkling with excitement for Big M and his dad.