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September was the Month of GoodWood Revival.

A great chance to experience a vintage affair. With cars, planes, motorbikes, a shopping village THAT’S right village!!!(amazing) and much much more, including a vintage Kenwood stall and coffee shop! AHHHH my nirvana!

It also proved to be an extra special day as my partner and I got engaged.
Pictures of out helicopter engagement will be at the end of the blog if your at all interested.

Starting with a 3 hour drive, my hair set in rollers and a net, I did look a bit of a plum walking into Reading service station, but hey this lady needed her curls to set.

Arriving and after a quick car change, make up and hair poof and we were ready.
Walking to the arena, the cars could be heard screeching laps round the circuit.  On the way we walked past a huge array of beautiful vintage cars ready to race.
Getting in you are met with a fantastic amount of shops, vintage fairground and nibbles. I was quickly trotted past most of the shops and into watch some racing!

The cars were amazing and had been restored and kept beautifully.It was a bit chilly round the track, so with this we made or way over to the planes. Ah they were gorgeous and a flying display was one highlight of the day. My dad was in the RAF and it was wonderful to see the planes he would have worked on in the 50’s. His favourite a spitfire made a flyover and I gave him a little nod. He would have loved GoodWood.

Here are some highlights

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Onto SHOPPING!

GoodWood has managed to create my heaven. Vintage, Shopping and Kenwood. Although the mixers were not on offer, but it made me proud to have 3 in my collection, and more to come I would imagine.

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Tesco. A fantastic vintage Tesco store. You can see all the branding and products from 1940-60’s and buy a few (modern) bits for the day.

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The whole atmosphere of the day was just fantastic. Little pieces of vintage history and performances have been added, such as the great train robbery and st trinians. These only add to the atmosphere and fun of the day.

I would suggest it to anyone, a great day of dressing up, shopping, glamour and fun! We especially enjoyed the verve clique stand for a celebratory bottle of bubbly…… oh ok back to the proposal………

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Greg wandered over to the helicopter stand, I instantly knew something was up. Basically were pretty tight with our pennies and I knew we wouldn’t be having a helicopter ride over GoodWood for no good reason!
I knew a proposal was on the cards as we had looked at rings, but had no idea he would be doing it at GoodWood.

After a tense hour wait until the ride. Then we were in the air! joining us was a lovely couple and a father and son.
As we flew over the beautiful GoodWood my man of two years presented me with the most beautiful ring and proposed! The fab couple opposite caught the whole process, as you can see…

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we then ran straight over to the clique stand for a lovely (and very pricey) bottle of champers and over to the tobacconist for a some Romeo and Juliet cigars for Greg.
We wandered around  slightly drunk, loved up hand in hand, soaking in the vintage sights and sounds.

We left after having a fantasticly vintage time.with my gorgeous fiancée and the most beautiful ring in the world! Ahhhhh.

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A vintage style aquamarine (my birthstone) and diamond (Greg’s birthstone)  white gold ring- what a beaut! Boy done good.

Thanks to Gary and Amanda who were opposite us in the helicopter and we lovely enough to capture our special moments.

Thanks again!

Roll on GoodWood 2014 when I’ll be Mrs Smith….