Tuesday, 3 June 2008

Murder Mystery Week-end

Wow .....what a great place Malborough is . 8 of us left London on friday night in a vintage silver Bentley & a beefy range rover bound for Wiltshire.Lots of Prosecco & Cava at the mansion was had with after a quick meal at Ask pizza. What a terrific Mansion it was . The gardens were awesome as well. Our kind Host had 2 surprises for us 1) At the age of 9 he ran away with the Circus in Portugal & trained as Fire eater and juggler - so we had a fire extravaganza show (video below) after desert - bravo mon brave x Next day was a late start with muffins,chocolate & a very strong coffee as our wake up boost . Off to town we went to shop for food & wine ( a pal who works at M&S with a 25% discount card always works well - especially when all drinks were already 25 % reduced) Happy days - the best wines at 1/2 the price . After a snooze & costume change the games began. Murder at the Pyramids a la Dinner table . I was dressed as Robin Graves: the blaxpoitation head of security at the pyramids . What a laugh - I recommend it to all.Needless to say I won ! By guessing who was the murderer I received the booby prize. Linked to surprise no 2) I had the honour of lighting the splendid fireworks. Poor Horses , cows & Grand daughter of Sir John Betjeman - all were not happy to be woken at midnight ....sorry . Fun ,laughter, friends , sumptuous food , fine wine & a phat country mansion - recipe for inspiration & success x