Friday, 29 June 2012

Tennis, Royal Rowing & Pimm's


This week has been a long one, even though I had Monday off. For some reason – and maybe it’s the crazy humid but rainy weather over here – I've just felt so exhausted and busy, hence the lack of posts this week! I’m so glad it’s Friday and I can’t wait to relax tonight and get to bed early ahead of this weekend’s festivities. Jim and I have quite the adventurous, sporty weekend planned...first up is Wimbledon! We don’t actually have tickets, but word is you can go day-of and wait in a queue for ground passes which get you into the Wimbledon area so you can walk around and feel the excitement. The downside is you have to get there super early (we’re talking between 6 – 7 a.m.) but I’m willing to do it for the love of tennis! The ultimate goal for the day is to be lounging on the lawn watching a match with a Pimm’s and strawberries & cream (a traditional Wimbledon dessert that’s bound to be delish). Wish us luck!

On Sunday, we’re headed out of the city to the Henley Royal Regatta (note the beautiful photo above from the package our tickets arrived in last week!). I hadn’t really heard of this until I moved to London, but the Henley Royal Regatta is the best known regatta in the world – a real highlight in English summer sporting events and social calendar. It attracts thousands of visitors over a five day period (which started earlier this week) and there are over 200 rowing races. I’ve heard from my friends and co-workers that the best part is hanging out in the Enclosures (or viewing areas to watch the races) where you can enjoy a Pimm’s and finger food in the sunshine (well, hopefully if the weather holds out)! Our tickets will get us into the Regatta Enclosure, which is a step down from the Royal Regatta (we weren’t posh enough for that). My biggest dilemma here is what to wear – apparently people get pretty dressed up so I’ve got to find the perfect dress and heels for the occasion. I just wish I had a fascinator! I’ll share photos from the events next week – along with pictures from our weekend in the Cotswolds.

Happy Friday everyone!


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