Sunday, 6 July 2014

Wimbledon Love Match.

Today is Mens Finals day at Wimbledon & lots will be watching to see who becomes The 2014 Champion. 
Recently Paul & I were surprised with the offer of Wimbledon tickets by our Son's girlfriend. It was too good an opportunity to miss as we hadn't been there since 1991 when we saw Steffi Graf play on Centre Court. So last wednesday we drove down for the day to watch the scheduled Court One matches.
Wednesday will always be memorable as the day Murray lost & although we didn't see that match we could certainly hear the sighs of the crowd as it unfolded.
First we watched Eugenic Bouchard beat Angelique Kerber. Then Novak Djokovic win over Marin Cilic.
Lastly Milos Raonic beat the young Aussie Nick Kyrgios much to the crowds dismay as they were really willing the unseeded lad to win.
For us this trip was about more than just the tennis...neither of us had been back to Wimbledon since we had got married there at St Mary's Church Wimbledon Village in 1993!!
When we first moved to London we rented a flat behind Wimbledon Village High Street & chose to get married there too. In those days you weren't allowed to get married during Wimbledon fortnight so we married in the May instead. As we were so close we just had to drive past both the church & the flat too. We had the ground floor of this house & the bay window was part of our bedroom.
Our journey home was filled with remembering memories of our time here, the friends we met & kept & details of our wedding day.
A really wonderful day out.

Sheena x


  1. Too good an offer indeed. what a fabulous trip down memory lane for you both xx

  2. Aawwww how lovely. We got married in Christ the King church in Wimbledon Park as I lived in Southfields ... Small world

  3. WOW! what a special day you had, so glad that the weather was good and that you got to see your old house.

  4. What a sweet memory to go along with a wonderful gift!

  5. Aw, what a lovely post this is

  6. Oh, that's lovely Sheena. A sweet little trip down memory lane.

  7. What a kind gesture by your son's girlfriend! I love Wimbledon - the tennis and the place - I lived in New Malden until I was 23 so summers after school were spent in SW19 asking for people's tickets as they came out of the tennis - I think now that they re-sell them for charity.