Weekend Round Up – The British Grand Prix
It is Monday so it is must be time for a round up of the viewing pleasure in FRC Towers
Happy Monday all, did you have a good weekend? Did it rain enough for you? Well in the UK it was the wettest weekend EVER, we had 2 months worth of rain in 2 days and for a lot of that I was actually outside.
You see on Friday my lovely girls took me to see the Formula One Practice day at Silverstone. And boy was I excited.
Unfortunately the rain made it a very interesting and testing time. It all started with the parking. Normally it wouldn’t be an issue and you would get in very quickly, but parking cars on Muddy and water logged fields is a difficult task, if you want them to get out again!! Hats off to the organizers, it may have been slow going but they did a cracking job in getting us all in. Luckily we were parked at the top of a hill so we found it very easy to get out, the same cannot be said for the guys at the bottom.
After 3 hours of queueing to get to the car park… Yes THREE HOURS!! We entered the track. I was like a little child, being at Silverstone is amazing. After years of seeing it on TV and driving around it in various games, I was speechless. Add the smell of the fuel and the sound of the F1 cars and that makes a very happy Scott. Not even the fact that we got completely soaked and rained on ALL DAY could dampen my spirits. I have to say I am so proud of my girls too. They only like things if they are princess based, and F1 racing is SOO not pink and fluffy, but they did really well and did not complain once!! Also I got to stand next to BANES tumbler… which I was surprised to see there. Nice touch
And a big Well done to Mark Webber, the Aussie drove a brilliant race to clutch victory…Not bad for a Number 2 driver (as he is always quoted in saying).
This is where I would share some photos, but somehow I have managed to delete them all off my computer. I know I imported them into iPhoto, but for the love of god, I cannot find them. Sorry.
*UPDATE* I found my photos!!!! So if you are ready for some shoddy photography of my WET day at Silverstone, click on the images below! (they get bigger!!)
We didn’t actually get any film watching done this weekend, because of the F1 day and Daisy had her big show on Saturday. This brings me to more news…
For the duration of Summer I am to suspend the Weekend Round-Up. You see now that Daisy’s drama classes are on a break we are going to try and get away in the trailer tent every weekend, which in turn means no film privileges… well until I can find a good portable projector!! HAHA
But what will be in its place? Well I have been thinking that although I visit and read a lot of blog, I rarely give back any love, in the way of links… So from Next week I will bring you the FRC Love In. Where I will share with you different articles, reviews and opinions that I have read and really enjoyed…OK?
Obviously all the normal services on FRC will continue… with the addition of the Looking Back Feature returning!1 (by popular demand!). Watch out for some cool guest articles in that one.
About The Author – Scott Lawlor
Chief Editor of FRC. A self confessed geek with an unhealthy thirst for all things Home Cinema. Whether it is the latest Action film or Subwoofer. Check out his home set up HERE
What did you do this weekend? What did you watch? Surely more than I did right? Comment below!!