Wimbledon Was Aces

Almost a year ago to the day, we were wishing we’d be here. Unreal.

Wimbledon was everything we imagined. We’re Disney World tired from our long weekend in London.

The honeymooners we went with managed to win tickets released by Ticketmaster over the weekend. We missed out and had to start queueing around 7:45. The masses were managed by the Wimbledon staff easily and were very organised. We were on the grounds about and hour after they opened at 11:30.

The people are insanely posh — proper posh. Crowds were electric with excitement and crawling with activity. Best of all, we had perfect SUNNY weather. Rain would have absolutely blown. Super lucky that we got to watch matches all day.

Wimbledon is a massive area. Tons of courts, spectators, athletes, and champagne. With grounds tickets we roamed around and caught plenty of matches. We even scored open seats to Georgia’s own John Isner. And Andrew, and the honeymooners, made it on Wimbledon Live TV. I wouldn’t have believed it went on air, but my mom emailed me saying a neighbor saw him. Just his luck.

By the afternoon we had it sorted and managed to get front row to many of the smaller courts. Amazing.

We’ve spent many years tuning into Wimbledon and to see everything live was a dream. Definitely would love to go back again – keep adding to our towel collection. I could go on rambling, but you really have to go there to truly appreciate it.

2 Countries, 2 States & A Very Sobering New Orleans Experience

Pardon the dust. I’ve been distracted lately.

I think I survived New Orleans, but the jet lag has me questioning what day of the week it is. We had a BIG 30th birthday for the hus and a beautiful wedding for two of our closest friends. Can’t believe how quickly my time in the states went by. But the weather, the sun, the warm sun, was glorious!

I’m running around this week getting ready for a weekend in London for WIMBLEDON!!!!

What a zoo lately! Now please enjoy a smattering of pics from the stateside visit.

Queen’s Diamond Jubilee – The Red, White & Blue

I think the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee is the closest thing we’re going to get to the 4th of July. The country beamed with patriotism as streets and businesses were lined with images of the Queen and Union Jack flags – and have been for a few weeks.

The four-day holiday weekend included tea parties, street parties, boat parades, and we threw in a birthday party for good measure. It was quite the spectacle and royal monarch fan or not, there was something special about witnessing the second ever Diamond Jubilee. Not to bad for 86!

Over four days of pomp and pop and patriotism, the British celebrated their country, their past and their modest, calmly glorious Queen.

The people who cheered her are usually silent but they cling to the memory of when this island was a braver, kinder and perhaps better place than it is today.

Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II embodies that more than anyone alive.The Mirror

We watched all the festivities while taking part in our own, which included a beach jaunt to Wales. Beautiful sheep sea views.