The Ladies of Wimbledon.

There was Helen & Meech and Sue times two

Janine & Sandy – made six total to viewIMG_1684

Ladies of Wimbledon ready to play

Dressed in their outfits, so bright, and so gay!

Underground, over ground, adventuring, we

Travelled by Uber, Wimbledon tennis to seeIMG_0720 (1)

Making good use of the booze in our packs

Bubbles and OJ we’d brought on our backsIMG_0708 (1)

Helen’s birthday and bucket wish list

Doing our best to make sure nothing was missed.

“Happy Birthday” sung to her by the crowds in THE queue

Over ten thousand, so it wasn’t a few!IMG_4A4D2746F57E-1IMG_E817E9D64D54-1IMG_D28B4234F3C1-1

Ham and cheese croissants, fresh fruit, all healthy

Who needs the paid seats of the incredibly wealthy?IMG_EB1A426C14AE-1IMG_05A8BBFBCD3E-1IMG_428DC1BEFD6A-1

Moving at last – a long line at a time

New space must mean – it’s time for more wine

Good weather was great and no mud to be seen

But on blazing sun we weren’t really keenIMG_0713 (1)

But, equipped with our brollies and shady sun hats

Some managed to curl up and sleep on our matsIMG_0709 (1)IMG_9F6A84BA5239-1IMG_B703C9227078-1IMG_6CE80B178E89-1

At last we were moving – promised that entry was near

With just enough time to drink that last beerIMG_ECB11B6B1E95-1 (1)

With one great hurrah we passed through – until

We found ourselves settled atop Henman’s HillIMG_A132DCE27CA5-1IMG_0772

Sandy took photos of the big screen teevee

Later to crop them so that it seemed to be

We really had been there on the court at the centre

Happ’ly watching Struff being beaten by FedererIMG_0765 (1)IMG_0747 (1)IMG_3C11A3591ADB-1

A long day it was, but worth all the queuing

And in the hot sun all of us slowly stewing

All the laughs, all the fun, all the jolly good time

Is a really good reason for this Wimbledon rhyme! IMG_0729 (1)IMG_EC0564A88E79-1

Wimbledon: Helen’s birthday, 6th July, 2018, the above ode by Sue Rhodes

My New Zealand girlfriends Sue Rhodes on my right and Helen Fletcher on my left


9 responses to “The Ladies of Wimbledon.”

  1. […] Henman’s Hill, Sandy watched the championship from here in July of 2018 when she queued with “The ladies of Wimbledon”. Rolex clocks reflecting the time in all four tennis grand slam locations.  New York, Wimbledon, […]

  2. […] a while now and we have already spent some good times with them going out to eat and Sandy went to Wimbledon  for the day on Helen’s birthday.  After Jack leaves we meet up with them where they are […]

  3. Christina Larson Avatar
    Christina Larson

    That was REALLY clever! Impressive!
    What a fun day you had – Thanks so much for sharing!

  4. Donna and Tom Quirk Avatar
    Donna and Tom Quirk

    Fun girl pack for such a famous event. Humorous and lovely writing!

  5. Kathy Collins Avatar
    Kathy Collins

    I love the girl time! The rhyming was pretty cool too xoxo

    1. I am soo jealous! I would give anything to see those greats play!!! WOW!!

  6. Tina Scarlata Avatar
    Tina Scarlata

    Love it!

  7. Tina Scarlata Avatar
    Tina Scarlata

    NOT only photos, and history, now you’ve added rhyming! Wow.


    1. Rhyming by a friend though, not me.

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