It has been another busy (and awesome) week. On Monday night I had Lynne, Lorraine, Jane and Farrah over for dinner as a treat to say thanks for all their support over the past few months. We sat out in the garden with a jug of Pimms and a jug of OJ & lemonade. For mains I made lamb and lentil cottage pie, with salad and for dessert we had meringue nests topped with ice cream, raspberries and caramel toffee sauce. It was a fabulous evening with lots of laughing, screaming and more laughing. Thanks ladies 🙂
Then last night Melissa and I went to Wimbledon! We caught the train from Maidenhead into Paddington and then the tube out to Southfields and found where we had to go for the queue. We meandered all through the queueing system they have (which was empty by that stage) until we got to the point where they gave us a queueing card and searched our bag. We then went up and over the road and into the grounds, where we went straight to a cashier and bought grounds passes – we couldn’t believe how easy it was. We headed straight for Henman Hill to watch Murray playing Tsonga. We found a spare little patch of wall in front of the water feature and watched the end of the match. It was an amazing atmosphere and I can only imagine how awesome it would be on a finals night or a really close match! As soon as it was finished we went to the resale kiosk and lined up for Centre Court tickets. Again, we were very surprised at how easy it was – 5 minutes later we were screaming like idiots coz we were holding Centre Court tickets!! We went via the food court to get some dinner (including strawberries and cream, of course) and then only had to wait a few minutes before being allowed in at the first change of ends. We were able to watch the Ladies Doubles quarter final match between Raymond/Stubbs and Huber/Mattek-Sands. Our seats were the best in the house (we featured on TV quite a lot) and it was such a surreal experience. Of course, it would be amazing to watch a top seeded player, but it was still a dream come true!! Once it was finished, we took a few photos and then headed home. We got back to my place at about 11pm so today we were feeling a bit worse for wear – it was sooooo worth it though.
Tonight I have spent my time packing for France. Tomorrow morning we are meeting at school at 4am to go on the Year 7 trip to Normandy, via the ferry from Portsmouth to Caen. We get back at midnight on Monday night and then have Inset (student-free day) on Tuesday. I imagine I will be extremely tired, but hopefully I can catch up on some sleep on the coach and ferry. I’ll do a blog when we get back. In the meantime, the photos from Wimbledon are up, so enjoy looking at those 🙂