We certainly packed a lot into our four days and it would have been even better if the weather had been kind. Nevertheless, we picked up a hire car in Dublin and drove straight to Galway, hoping to see the ‘sun go down on Galway Bay’. Continue reading
Back to London and wondering if Kate and Bret weren’t pretty sick of the sight of me! But it was school holidays when an extra pair of hands is always useful.
It’s always a huge pleasure to visit Nottingham each year, not just because the tournament is really good and the players lovely but also because it’s so good to catch up with Roy and Elissa who put me up so kindly. As before, Elissa very kindly lent me her lovely car.
This was an opportunity to catch up on emails and enjoy a bit of family stuff, like playing tennis in the Park. But it was also time to start planning for the trip to Melbourne in September which is proving to be a very expensive adventure – well over NZ$1,500.
The wedding celebrations that Adam and Janice organised in Italy were as spectacular as those we’d all enjoyed in Hawkes Bay a few months earlier.
It takes quite a long time to get down to Budleigh Salterton, travelling from Waterloo to Exeter, changing and taking a smaller train to Exmouth. Continue reading
I got back to London on Wednesday evening because Kate and Bret had won an allotment of two tickets to the Centre Court at Wimbledon for Thursday – the women’s semi-finals day. Unfortunately their seats were in the very back row so they couldn’t see much but they enjoyed the ambience of Wimbledon generally and were luckier than many who had tickets on the outside courts and missed out because of the rain. Continue reading