Okay, first, I’m SO sorry for the lack of posts recently. Moving the blogging platform over wasn’t as nearly smooth as I thought it would be… It wouldn’t let me type or upload pictures for about a week, but now I’m BACK IN ACTION. I have so many posts to catch up on, so I’ll be trying to post everyday to make up for being such a bad blogger!
Back to the post – another Bridges Manor event! Weeeeeeee! This time it’s CHESS! How did it come about, you ask? Well, Ming really wanted to learn chess. Now here we are.
We hosted it at the fantastic, healthy, delicious Raw Press!
We arrived early to set up shop!
I also took the opportunity to snoop around and take pictures of the place. It’s so bright and clean!
If you couldn’t already tell, it’s one of the healthiest hot spots in London. Pay it a visit if you haven’t already!
Soon enough, our beautiful ladies arrived. Ready to give to support our chosen charity (Destiny Rescue), eat clean and learn some CHESSSSS!
It was an early start, so we all had some coffees and teas to perk us up.
There was also water on stand by.
It just FEELS healthy, doesn’t it?
We also had bundles of their incredible cold pressed juices to keep us going.
Then the chess began!
Our teacher was the best. As in HE is THE best.
Malcolm Pein is an international chess master and is The Telegraph’s chess columnist. And he was here, teaching us ladies how to play chess.
I already know how to play chess (bragging I know), and I’ve won a couple of games at an interhouse tournament at boarding school (YES OKAY THAT HAPPENED) so I’m like, decent. But not only did he teach everyone to play, he taught us tactics and tricks and he was absolutely insane!
We became chess QUEENS.
The cold pressed juice was clearly guiding our minds through it all.
So many skills. Try play me. I dare you.
Not long after, we were all famished. Working your brain makes you lose more calories you know. It’s a fact.
Thank goodness we were in Raw Press. Healthy and so freaking delicious, not to mention Instagram-worthy!
The bowls were what I were after.
There was also the avocado toast, which looked so insanely good!
However, my eyes were on the Acai Bowls. Honestly, they’re the best I’ve had in London so far. Good Life Eatery is good too but it’s always warm!
I’m so thankful for this group. It’s brought together so many great girls, and we get to celebrate health and learning different skills, whilst supporting an absolutely incredible cause.
We all adored Malcolm. If you want to learn chess, or just improve, or just have a lovely afternoon, he’s your man.
Thank you to all the girls who came and supported this amazing event! And thank you to all our sponsors, as always, you are angels!