Today Wimbldeon starts in the UK! How I love Wimbledon and its Britishness and over-priced strawberries and champagne and long queues and green-ness and stiff upper lip when we want someone to win/try not to get emotional if they don’t.
In the UK I would watch it or listen to it at any opportunity. It’s a marvellous, special thing. Since I am five hours behind the UK time I will now be able to watch the Men’s Final (let’s face it, it’s always more interesting than the women’s final) in the morning here and not miss a spot of afternoon sun……
OMG – will they ACTUALLY show it on USA TV? I bloody well hope so! After all, this is a refined UK sport with no whooping (okay, the odd Mexican wave and sing song if Cliff Richard is in the audience, and it’s raining, because they need to cheer everyone up and not show the Connors/ McEnroe match for the 18th time to fill TV time), there is no confetti and extreme signage (there is the occasional nice girl from Chelsea who dons a t-shirt with ‘Oh, I do like you a bit, Andy’ written on it in felt-tip) and people sit down a lot (you can’t move during play for fear of having finger wagged at you by the Tennis Police).
I bloomin’ hope they show it on USA TV. Or I will have to resort to the internet radio thingy. I’m in a bit of a panic now…no Wimbledon?!!! Noooooooo!
I really need to sit down in my British way with a nice cup of tea and a biscuit and listen to Andy Murray win the final in two weeks’ time…..
Parking directions excellence
Noted: at American events parking is easy, directions are excellent and we applaud it wholeheartedly.
Expat blog spot
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