Thursday, 2 July 2009

Game, set and match

I'm getting ready to go to the Wimbledon men's final this Sunday. I don't have court tickets but I have ground tickets, so I can at least set up camp on Henman Hill without having had to queue overnight.

A few essentials for a long day watching tennis; my Topshop tennis print dress and a straw hat to stay protected from the sun. Some seat cushions (especially if you have a hard courtside seat) and the Blyton Picnic Set (I'm a marketeer's dream as the name has instantly made it more appealing to me) to avoid having to pay for overpriced strawberries and cream.

Feel confident of a British win this year? Pack a small bottle of champagne and these plastic but glamorous glasses. I have to admit I'm not that bothered who wins - I would so sell you my Centre Court tickets for £20,000 if I had them. But I can't wait to experience some Murray Mania all the same (if he makes it to the final) - the atmosphere will be fantastic.

10 comments:

knack said...

my husband read that you are going to the final and he was like NO...NO......he is so jealous! We are big tennis fans and dream of coming to Wimbledon one year.......have so much fun! xo

avant garde said...

i've been loving watching from home in the morning before work. i'll be living vicariously through you whilst you dine on strawberries and cream in that beautiful green dress :)

Struggler said...

Have a wonderful, wonderful day. Even if you don't get into Centre Court, I bet the real fans will all be on Henman Hill.
I've been to Wimbledon a couple of times and was lucky to get shaded seats. But you're right, the strawberry prices are silly!

Callie Grayson said...

mmmm strawberries and cream with tennis, how delightful! and that dress is too sweet. Have a wonderful day!

Mrs. Mumf said...

Great post! Love Wimbledon season. have fun and hope it doesn't rain

Helen said...

that dress is so cute! i'm not really getting caught up in murray mania though...he's too arrogant to me

conversationpieces said...

I'm not a big fan of tennis... but as a fellow Scot I am hoping he wins... think the party atmosphere would be mad up here if he does. Have a fab day out... loving the dress too :)

blue moss said...

i am so jealous.....hope you had the best time...and what a good final you saw!!!
we went to Wimbledon a few years ago...not a final, but on a monday. we got up early and got in...but it rained and rained all day. we saw bits and pieces of tennis...but i was just so thrilled just to be there!!!
i was a little sad this morning when i woke up and there wasn't any wimbledon to watch :)
michelle

ellen said...

oh my goodness, the blyton picnic set! thank you so much! I saw this in a little shop in Knutsford a few weeks ago, when I was in England visiting my grandparents and I've been kicking myself since for not 1) remembering the name of the store 2) getting any information on the lovely picnic basket.

how wonderful to see it on your blog, thank you! now to add to my wish list ;o)

and yes, the blyton? absolute perfect marketing -- I'm even more smitten than before.

RhiannonM said...

I wish I could go to Wimbledon now sometime. It seems as thought you had a glorious time all set out before you to just grab hold of and enjoy. I hope you did!