Kids for a Quid- Brilliant offer for T20 Cricket at the Oval

Right now all the school mums seem to be busying themselves with booking up summer activities  for their kids over the summer. I've held back a little, partly because not only are so many of the summer camps super expensive but it's lovely to be able to have the children around ( although I might not be saying that come August!) Well, Surrey County Cricket Club have got it spot on with their family friendly event.  Children can go to any of their NatWest T20 Blast matches for just £1. T20 is the explosive all action short form of cricket which has become hugely popular amongst younger audiences.

Children's tickets are in the family zone where Kia Oval ambassadors will be at hand to make sure that families get the most out of their day out. Alcohol is allowed for adults ( Mr Jones whoops with glee) but bad language is not tolerated ( guess it's just going to me me and the kids then). They have organised plenty of food outlets that will be serving fish n chips, gourmet burgers etc but you're also free to bring along picnics, there's also a sheltered concourse in case of rain.

There are also heaps of activities planned for the kids such as face painting, autographs with the players, free gifts and a chance for the children to play cricket against their parents.

The Kia Oval is one of the most iconic cricket grounds in the world and has been home to Surrey since 1845! They're going to be holding a few matches here over the summer and I have been warned that tickets sell out very fast!! For more info visit www.kiaoval.com

The remaining matches are

Saturday June 25: Surrey v Essex, 2pm

Friday July 8: Surrey v Somerset, 6.30pm

Friday July 22: Surrey vs Sussex, 6.30pm

Friday July 29: Surrey v Kent, 6.30pm

We can't wait, see you there!!


Afternoon Tea at the Conrad London St James

To celebrate the Queen's 90th birthday Sarah and I were invited to afternoon tea and royal etiquette class at the gorgeous five star luxury hotel, the Conrad London St James in St James' Park. The afternoon tea and etiquette class are both part of the Fans of London campaign, launched by Hilton, British Airways and London & Partners. 

As part of the royal experience, we were taken through an A-Z lesson on the ideal etiquette for an afternoon tea with the queen with etiquette expert William Hanson. William is a trusted authority on all matters of etiquette, manners and good taste who has worked within royal households and you would no doubt recognise him from his regular appearances in the media.

William presented the rules of etiquette to us which was very informative and interesting, he believes that good manners are not just part of a bygone age but are in fact timeless. He strives to make them accessible and comprehensive to everyone and this really came across during our class in the down to earth and humorous way in which he explained the origins of etiquette.

After the class it was time to enjoy our delicious tea. The theme was English county garden and we enjoyed delicious savoury pea and feta purees and salmon blinis.

Followed by an exquisite array of sweet treats. I loved the rose canap├ęs made from apples and the butterflies. Even the soil in the pot was edible and made from chocolate!!

The Royal etiquette class followed by afternoon tea will run until July, and can be booked directly by contacting Conrad London St James on tea@conradstjames.com or 020 3301 1400


#SoakItUp with Kaleidoscope

Summer is well and truly here in London and it's time to soak up the sunshine in style. I adore these bold nautical inspired pieces from the Kaleidoscope holiday collection. 

My favourite piece is the lightweight striped shirt. It works equally well on the beach over a bikini as it does for a city casual look teamed with Kaleidoscope's slim leg stretch trousers.

The buttery soft scarlet clutch and colour block t-bar court shoes add summery accents to the overall look. These work so well with my favourite bright lipstick, YSL Le Orange and Nailberry's Pop My Berry on my fingers and toes. 

This gorgeous floppy hat completes the look. It folds up nicely in to your beach bag to keep you cool during those scorching summer days.

My favourite thing about this entire outfit is that it looks just as good on holiday as it does for summery evenings in the city. Check out more of Kaleidoscope's holiday collection on their website:

Enjoy the sunshine!

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