We spent Saturday at Silverstone race track. For the last few years, we have managed to obtain (freebie) tickets for the Renault Racing Weekend. Its a fabulous weekend with a great family atmosphere. There's lots of racing to watch - with the odd exciting pile up!! And the young man gets very excited looking around the V.I.P car park at all the V expensive cars. I get very excited by the catering vans - no really, you should see them. These are the ones that each race team brings with them. They start off as really big articulated lorry's, but each side pulls out to make enormous great spaces. The Spanish Red Bull teams was the best (in my opinion). One side pulled out to make the swishest looking "Diner" I had ever seen - complete with beautiful floral table arrangements. Their chefs make everyone in the team - drivers, mechanics, sponsors, wifes, kids, general hangers on'ers, breakfast, lunch, dinner, snacks in between and the food looks top notch. Its great to be able to snoop around behind the pit stops - not something you are normally allowed to do. We got to see Nigel Mansell too (His son was racing in one of the very fast cars!!) .
Today is the Dancing Queens 17th Birthday. Its the first birthday she has chosen not to spend with her family, but with her friends. Whilst I have missed her terribly, by all acounts, she's had a great time (I have to pick her up in half an hour) and I am really glad that she has the confidence to start spreading her wings.