Royal Ascot Day 4 and I am a little put off as the taxi ride home saw me bitten by a gypsy. Yes, a Gypsy bit me. I cannot believe it myself. In Australia we don't have gypsies so I had no awareness of these people. Exiting from 'Ladies Day', there were many people at the Taxi stand and some young girls said they were heading in my direction, so I shared a Taxi, as you often don't mind doing. I did not see them as any threat, but I usually don't see people in a threatening manner. It was all fine and then they told me they were Gypsies, I still said, “I don't mind if you are gypsies or not”.
Then there was singing and screaming in the Taxi, (not from me) and then when we arrived at my hotel to leave, they were saying, “We love you, we love you, come with us”. While my legs were being kissed I really had to object to the behaviour as I really don't like people playing with my legs or any part of my body, I stepped with one leg out of the taxi and my other leg still possessed by the gypsy was then left with a massive chomp!
The moral to the story is this is why in most cases you wear hosiery. If in fact my leg had have been left with broken skin I would have to have had shots as human bites are far more infectious than animal bites in many cases. Luckily my skin was not broken.
On with the Fashion of the Day, again we were seeing lady like luxe, and Friday is every bit as popular as Thursday (Ladies Day). I did hear that in some sections of the course that you can get tickets ½ price on Friday and Saturday, but please don't quote me on that. With cheaper tickets comes more fashionable punters and crowd and a stunning day of sunshine.
Friday attracted fewer of the show stopping massive pieces that are sported on the Thursday except for myself who insisted on wearing Richard Nylon's black and white feathered, pom pom head piece.
In most cases the hats will be more demure and less more celebrated characters coming through the gates although masses of people. There is always something to watch and admire with hats a plenty. The ladies all looked spectacular with hats that were well made and in most cases brimming and giving frame to the face. Something that I love about the UK ladies is that all embrace the shape that they are and still dress with opulent grace usually complemented with pearls.
I am so blessed to have met many friends who I have only met via email and now had the time to embrace and talk. Thank you to my friends for giving my such lovely friendship.
In the way of dining, I was keeping a low profile, one for the bite of the gypsy and I was with one more day to go. All 5 days of racing is only for the keenest yet you have to pace yourself.
I was dining in 'The Queen Anne' Dining which was very dignified and elegant although selection of beverage was limited as the eftpos and credit card facilities were not working and no one could go to another machine to give me my beverage or bottle of choice, so that was a definite loss of points for that dining.
There did seem to be a level of people who really thought they were posh although the family at my table were gorgeous. The meal was of excellent quality although the service was good, it seemed to be what you would expect from English dining although I found quite stuffy and not welcoming. It was allot cheaper than dining options in the Royal Enclosure and the Furlong Club was sold out as were most dining was full. I would not return to this dining, but let me say my punting on the GG's was phenomenal and went home with a nice kitty for the last day.
Enjoy Day 4 of Royal Ascot as we come around the home turn to last day, Day 5 of Royal Ascot 2015.