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Bucks 'dress up' family go national after Mix96 story!

Last week we told you how the Borg-Neals dress up every night, since then they've appeared in national newspapers, on ITV and they've STILL carried on dressing up!

Published by Chris Maskery at 5:44am 28th April 2020. 3-minute read.

Bucks 'dress up' family go national after Mix96 story!

Since being featured on Mix96 the Borg-Neals have gone national!

Last week we told you about the family, who dress up for dinner every night in fancy dress costumes.

They live in Lower Ascott near Wing and since lockdown started, the family decided they wouldn't become slobs and stay in their pyjamas all day, they'd make the effort to dress for dinner.. 

What started off with nice evening dress quickly turned to fancy dress with themes like Tiger King, Peaky Blinders, Rainbow and The Addams Family.

And they're still at it:

The Borg Neal Family 80s rock stars
The Borg Neal Family as 80s rock stars (L-R Adam Ant, Debbie Harry, Paul Stanley, Madonna and Freddie Mercury)

Since we ran our story it's been picked up on a wider scale.

The family have featured in national newspapers and even appeared on This Morning with Ruth and Eamonn!!

Most importantly the family have continued to keep themselves occupied (and us entertained) by dressing for dinner everynight.

Themes have included film director Tim Burton and Earth Day.

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The Borg Neal Family Tim Burton
The Borg Neal Family as Tim Burton's film creations

Peter Borg-Neal is founder and CEO of the Oakman Inn chain so this next one was very dear to his heart:

"Tonight we are paying tribute to chefs the world over.

"With the hospitality industry facing a huge existential crisis we want to recognise the heroic men and women who create the wonderful dishes that make dining out such a central part of what is best in life."

The Borg Neal Family chefs
The Borg Neal Family as chefs

So while the rest of us try and convince ourselves to do Joe Wicks and home-school the kids, the Borg-Neals are definitely winning at lockdown life.

And of course they couldn't let Earth Day just pass by..

The Borg Neal Family Earth Day
The Borg Neal Family on Earth Day


We asked Helena where they got the costumes from:

"We do have quite a lot round the house form various festivals and parties, but people have also been donating their costumes to keep the whole thing going"

None of us know how long the coronavirus lockdown will continue, it's just a matter of what will happen first... will lockdown be lifted or will the Borg-Neals run out of costumes?


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