Mistral Musings


Game, Set and Mistral Match

            Wimbledon is synonymous with strawberries and cream (166,055 portions eaten) but this isn’t all that is consumed during the event, other food include: … loosen your belts …                                                         During the tournament, 54,250 tennis balls are used. The balls are replaced after every seven to nine games to make sure they’re in perfect shape throughout the match.... Read More


Are you ready for Royal Ascot Ladies Day?

  Did you know that approximately 400 helicopters and 1,000 limos descend on Royal Ascot every year – I’ll be waiting for one or the other to arrive at Mistral Head Office to pick me up on Thursday… I could be in for a long wait! Ascot Racecourse has apparently been in operation since 1711 when Queen Anne rode out from Windsor Castle and declared the area of East Cote ‘ideal for horses to gallop at full stretch’.   Now I’m not really a horsey person (I would equate my riding to... Read More


It’s wedding fever season – make it super trooper  

It’s one of the busiest times of the year for ‘I do’ and a great excuse to treat yourself to a brand new outfit (don’t worry if you don’t have an invite yet, just pretend and treat yourself anyway – just announce to yourself (and whoever else is ear wigging) “Ahhh yes, it’s Bob and Belinda’s wedding, mouse engaged to the computer and time to buy…right ordered…oopsie they’ve just called it off”! This is my plan! I have to say I love a good wedding but the invites have been... Read More