We had tickets for Court One and two of the quarter finals; plus food and drink(lots of) at the Gatsby Club, one of the rather smart establishments (and the one that Clare Balding was filming her tv highlights show from during the first week). So, sit back and enjoy..
Menu designed by Albert Roux (who later came round to talk to us, making sure we were enjoying the food)
(forgot to photograph that menu!)
We had time between the starter (which I forgot to photograph!) and the main course, to have a look round the Gatsby Club..
you can sit and watch tennis here all day if you want, in rather enjoyable surroundings
Monica... without shades..
So, only a few minutes after 1pm we headed for the entrance to the Wimbledon grounds themselves (the Gatsby Club is situated just over the road, in a large car park full of chauffeurs waiting for their patrons at the end of the day...
but it wouldn't be Wimbledon without ..... strawberries and cream!
but we're missing the second quarter final, so Darren and I left the others to it, and headed back..
match already under way... Stan Wawrinka against Richard Gasquet
11-9 in the final set.. 3 hours 28 fun filled action packed minutes.
and past the queue for taxis, walked up the hill back to Wimbledon Village...
I'm not at all sorry this is such a photo heavy post, hope you've enjoyed seeing them (there were over 200 altogether, so you've got off lightly) as much as I did taking them..
a MILLION thanks, most especially to Monica,but also Kirsty, Darren, Rob and Des for a great day out.