I was so excited to wake up today because I was off to Wimbledon. I manage to get tickets most years and it is one of my favourite days out of the year. I lurve tennis 🙂 .
I had a healthy start to the day with porridge made with oats, oat bran, chia seeds, banana and soya milk, topped with fresh raspberries and 1 tsp almond butter. Those raspberries were wonderful.
I made a packed lunch to take with me. Kent cherries are ripe – best cherries in the UK are Kent cherries when they have just been picked and you can buy them from orchard side stalls.
I also made up a large tub of salad, using some of the leftover vegetables from last night’s dinner plus fresh and raw celery, cucumber, tomatoes, an apple, cottage cheese and nuts.
I also packed a bottle of wine but brought most of it home later – not in a boozy mood today.
When I saw the order of play, I was disappointed. I have been lucky enough to see most of the top players before and the one person I really wanted to see was Murray but he was on Court One and we had Centre Court tickets. I could just hear my Mother admonishing me for moaning. She would have said “you should be ashamed of yourself – you are jolly lucky to be going at all”! Yes, I agree I was extremely lucky.
I went with my sister Lucy and we met early and settled on to Court 19 to watch one of the Boys Singles matches.
We chose to watch a Brit, Peter Ashley who played a young Spanish player, Toledo Bague. It was a good match but Ashley lost.
We took our seats in Centre Court. We were really high up, opposite the Royal Box.
First up was Federer against Malisse. What a legend. He is one of my favourite all time ever sporting heroes.
Yes, it rained, so the covers came on.
Not for long luckily! Why don’t they just close the roof?
It was a bit of a frustrating match because Federer had a back injury and didn’t seem to get in to a rhythm. But he won and I hope he recovers before his next match.
After the Federer match we went for afternoon tea. We shared 4 little seafood sandwiches.
We also shared a slice of Victoria sponge cake and a scone with clotted cream and jam. And chatted. And chatted. So much we managed to miss the second match on Centre Court. Oops – we missed a gruntathon between Ivanovic and Azarenka! When we got back the roof was on and we were the only court where play continued. Jolly lucky I didn’t have seats to watch Murray since rain stopped play!
Back on court we enjoyed Djokovic Vs Troicki.
The score board did not seem to reflect what a great match this was and how amazing some of the tennis was.
Djokovic won (surprise!).
After a little bit of shopping it was time to head home. Not before we asked a passer by to take a photo – shame they did not have steady hands :-(.
I had a wonderful time at Wimbledon, enjoyed some great tennis and loved having my sister Lucy all to myself all day. I was jolly lucky indeed.