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We're all off to Donington on Friday (for track day with Ford)...

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AnnMumsnet (MNHQ) Mon 11-Oct-10 11:40:21

This thread is for attendees of the "Ford-Mumsnet Donington track day" on Friday 15th October to sign in and share their excitement/ travel plans/ fashion issues etc etc

If you are coming please do sign in.

If you are not currently coming but would like to (after checking out the details on the linked to thread above) please email There are bound to be some folks who are unable to attend and there are also a few spaces still available so we'd love you to come - just let us know asap.

Donning the driving gloves from MNHQ will be myself and Jennifer and we're looking forward to meeting you all smile [slightly worried] smile


rubyrubyruby Mon 11-Oct-10 18:19:19

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

jacs66 Mon 11-Oct-10 19:00:47

Just home from work and logging in .... I'm over 40 too! Coming from local area so not too bad.

Total triumph with childcare as DH is off work that day and in a hazy moment agreed to have littlest - he's now regretting it but can't back out!

Clothes? Aren't they providing stig-suits for us all? How's about MNHQ persuade some outfitter to gear us up for the day - that way we can trial Ford cars AND some fancy gear. Too much to hope for?

ChippyMinton Mon 11-Oct-10 19:09:32

I have just perused the Boden catalogue for inspiration - not a car coat in sight sad

hobbgoblin Mon 11-Oct-10 19:11:29

I am getting all naffed off now because I have nothing to wear. I NEVER look cool when dressing practically. When in interview get up I look like an old frump and when in 'all weather' gear I look like a geek.

My waterproof for woodland walks with kids is RED fgs and clashes with everything except my red Hunter wellies but especially clashes with my hair which has gone from brunette to platinum blonde since it was last wet and chilly.

I was going to get some lace up pumps from Next (very cheap but quite pretty and functional) but my client hasn't paid their invoice yet so am little miss no money until after the event.

What I'd like to wear is a nice cosy North Face gilet, some funky thigh skimming but boarding trousers and expensive footwear.

So, when you see me in my red waterproof from Tchibo (ohhhh yes!), m&s post pregnancy jeans and crap falling apart pumps please imagine me as described above.

hobbgoblin Mon 11-Oct-10 19:13:56

thigh skimming but rugged that is supposed to say.

PS please do not mention to DP that I have discussed bumsex here. wink

momonamission Mon 11-Oct-10 19:46:53

I keep grinning at the madness of our discussing Hermes scarves, satchels and Boden attire rather than revs, emissions and potential lap times! It's going to be such a fun day ... now where are those flipping gloves??

hobbgoblin Mon 11-Oct-10 19:52:31

I would be pushing the boat out to wear Boden (I only spend that much on clothes for DC) but haven't a hope in hell of donning Hermes. We are driving up in the 911 so I might just go naked in that and hope it'll impress any driving instructor types. Well, naked except for a waspie to cover my wrinkly tummy. I will also set the air con vents so as to create a blast sufficient to force my norks upwards. Would Uggs look okay with that?

LynetteScavo Mon 11-Oct-10 20:34:12

I did own a Hermes scarf once. It was a gift, but soooo not my taste, so I passed it on to my mother.

She lost it on B'ham station. I don't think she has any idea how much a Hermes scarf costs, or should would never have told me that she lost it.

What are revs and emisons?

hobbgoblin Mon 11-Oct-10 20:55:39

a rev is a church person and emison a bathroom fitter in exeter

Whoamireally Mon 11-Oct-10 20:55:56

I think we are probably all quite good at discussing emissions and lap time.

momonamission Mon 11-Oct-10 20:58:06

Where are you going with that comment Whoamireally???? Off to watch Spooks - might catch a high speed chase for inspiration!

pinksancerre Mon 11-Oct-10 21:29:21

Signing in - was waiting for cast iron childcare to be sorted!

Quite excited - mumsnet has gone up in dh eyes now!

Will be leaving early from just outside Bath!

sherby Mon 11-Oct-10 22:34:24

Thank you for email Ann. DH delighted, have completed link to surveymonkey smile

Pinewood Tue 12-Oct-10 06:39:40

I'm really excited! We are leaving pretty early too, coming from Nr Reading, Berkshire. Thankfully nanny & grandad are around to have the kids the night before...wink Nothing decent to wear and heaven only knows what I'm putting on my feet? Thinking 4x4 = mud, wellies anyone?! DH is also disappointed he doesn't get to drive the RS Focus!

rubyrubyruby Tue 12-Oct-10 08:47:17

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

becaroo Tue 12-Oct-10 09:55:09

My dsis and I are coming too!!!! woo hoo!!!!
(am quite excited)

Are we supposed to be wearing boden??? Oh dear...I can hardly beleive I am admitting this but I OWN NO BODEN....will I be marched off the premises? grin

I live about 10 mins from the park so if any of you need travel advice, I'll try to help!

dh cant come as he is in toulouse on friday (ha ha)

Really looking forward to the hot laps!!

booksgalore Tue 12-Oct-10 10:15:46

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laundrylover Tue 12-Oct-10 10:56:20

Me and my sister are coming (we look like twins so you'll know who we are!).

We are staying in a hotel the night before and having a spa day so in all 2 whole kid free daysshock.

Neither of us own any Boden so am getting a bit worried about the fashion stakes!

HeadlessLadyBiscuit Tue 12-Oct-10 11:11:03

I own some Boden clothing but only for work - wouldn't dream of wearing it in my spare time

I will be very scruffy, smoking rollies round the side of the sheds blush

all4u Tue 12-Oct-10 11:12:44

Well I can come but everyone I asked can't - short notice probably...hmm So be warned - I will need to chat to you all! Message for Borgqueen: Well I'm mid 40s but my two are 12 and 15 - started late u c.

Coming from Llanfair Caereinion - a hill farm in Mid Wales (so the off-road would be useful as I leave that to me DH and DS as the slopes here seem awfully hazardous confused) 101 miles so a 7am start. If I get caught in traffic can I have a mobile to ring to let you know at the venue Ann?

Can't wait (just booked a hair appointment though after reading your posts...)

AnnMumsnet (MNHQ) Tue 12-Oct-10 11:30:40

ruby-I emailed you sad - have emailed again - if you don't get it email me directly

all4u - there is a mob number on the joining instructions if you have an emergency on the day - don't worry though, think folks will be arriving over a period of time from 9.30...

becaroo Tue 12-Oct-10 11:57:23

Well on friday I will mostly be wearing jeans, a top from asda and probably crocs. My dsis and I look quite alike but fgs dont tell her that or she will be looking for a tall building to throw herself from! grin

re: now in a quandry....I have used rusksacks for so long because of the dc...would a rucksack be ok do you think????

Some of you are coming from such a long way!!!

LynetteScavo Tue 12-Oct-10 12:12:55

Well, now I'm thinking rucksack rather than satchel. You can get far more in.

And yes, I'm amazed at how far some of your are coming!

LynetteScavo Tue 12-Oct-10 12:13:26

Ann, how many people are coming?

meltedmarsbars Tue 12-Oct-10 13:33:42

You're all discussion BODEN!?!? C'mon, jeans and jumpers/fleeces surely? Its a cold and windy race track!

Just checking in - I'm coming too - from 15 mins down the M1.

DH can't come - is on his way back from China on Friday, can't guarantee he'll get here in time.

Funnily enough, didn't have a problem finding someone else to come! grin

So, are we MN names or RL names on the day?

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