Saturday, 18 June 2011

I don't care what the Weather Man says.....

    Today I rose at 7am and headed straight for the window to check the weather...mmmm not raining but not looking too bright either! We were Stirling bound (well actually Bridge of Allan) for our second Stirling Armed Forces Day at Strathallan Games Park. We'd had such a fun-filled day last year, when the sun shined throughout, that we hoped that today would be just as much fun ....and just as sunny!

Well,  we didn't have much luck with the latter, however, we still had smashing, although a tad soggy day!  I thought it best we go dressed in our sailor uniforms, avoiding having to change on arrival, which proved good thinking on my part....portaloos aint that glamorous! 

Ever the Girl Guide, I tend to use the phrase "just in case" frequently (the Cupcakes would say I use it religiously!), so I packed our umbrellas and insisted we take our trench costs for "just incase" purposes....both of which came in handy!

Jules modelling on a Classic Bike...cosy in her Cupcake coat!
Carol keeping dry in our army tent!
In Stirling, they'd also decided that the rain wouldn't put a dampener on things (pun!) either and the show was in full swing when we arrived. Bouncy castles, burger vans, Army recruitments stands, charities, jewellery stalls...a good day for all the family.

They also had a jam-packed schedule of entertainment lined up, including duck herding (very funny!), military bands, Stage Worx Theatre School and ofcourse....The Kennedy Cupcakes!

Despite the rotten weather, we still managed to pull in a great crowd for both performances and even got them dancing! A special mention has to go to these lads (below) who were strutting their stuff and well up for learning our Cupcake Stroll....they even had their own unique Cupcake pose to finish the routine on.....

We said we'd consider using it in our next routine!
What do you think?

We were delighted to see the Coronel we'd met last year, who is looking forward to his 105th birthday next month; Loved the banter with all the army guy in particular who had us in stitches; Chatted with the lovely Provost of Stirling and his family and posed for many a photo with everyone and anyone who wished to meet us!

A smashing day indeed!

We'd like to thank Stirling Council for inviting us back this year. We LOVE being a part of such a special day...celebrating the work of past and present troops!

Toodle Pip,
Lisa x

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