Wimbledon 2012

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.

Guess what?

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.

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Hi! My name is Zoe and I live in a small village in the beautiful Weald of Kent with my husband and 2 children. I have been fighting the fat for years but this time I am serious. I want to lose weight and gain health. This blog is about how I am changing my lifestyle so I can lose weight but not by just "being on a diet" but by making small changes to our lives so that as I lose weight, I gain health. I want my family to be healthy too and never have to struggle with their weight like I have. In common with many large people, I have gained and lost weight many times over the years. This time, I want to lose it and maintain a healthy low weight. I am interested in eating food that is nutrient dense and delicious and that appeals to children and adults. I try to use locally produced food supplemented with what I can grow myself. I support and try to use local farmers markets and farm shops. After all, I live in the 'Garden of England' so it seems silly to not take advantage of that. Another objective is to add more exercise to our days. It sounds so simple when I write it down :-)
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4 Responses to Wimbledon 2012

  1. laura1952 says:

    Bob’s Mom is a HUGE Tennis fan and was watching Federer today when she called me.

    Thanks for making me smile with your great day. Bravo for the food choices too!

  2. Sarah says:

    We were there too! Chris took the day off work and we took Ben out of school after morning lessons (he only has PE on Mon afternoons) to join The Queue – which turned out to be no queue at all as we walked straight in! It was Ben’s first time and he couldn’t believe it! So close to such amazing players….We found front row seats around the outer courts and he twice caught balls that came flying over! After 3 hours of great tennis, rain stopped play and we headed for home rather than hang around hoping it would clear. But we’d had a great time, and it was great to see Ben so excited by it all…I can’t believe we didn’t bump into you – we would’ve taken a much better photo of you and Lucy…xxx

    • Oh my gosh, I can’t believe I didn’t know. Such a shame as you could have had our Centre Court tickets while we took a break and had tea :-(. I am so pleased you got in and saw some tennis and Ben loved it. I was about his age when I first went. We lived nearby and once been I was hooked and used to hop on a bus after school and go a lot. Those were the days!

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