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Wimbledon 2013.

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magimedi Sun 23-Jun-13 20:29:13

I am so excited!

DH takes over all catering for this fortnight (he does it at other times too) so I can plump my cushions, grab the handchange & get watching.

I'd like to be saying who I was putting my money on to win - but I really can't decide between Rafa, Federer Djokovitch & Murray.

I'd just say that it will be one of them and, sadly, I'd put Andy in last place.

Two weeks of tennis coming up!!

Bring it on. wine (pimms) & grin

nancy75 Sun 23-Jun-13 20:31:08

I think Rafa might win this year. Not based on any reason other than I think it!

MrsMcEnroe Sun 23-Jun-13 20:33:24

Ooh I can't wait, I am a huge tennis fan too and we shall be existing on salads for the next two weeks so I don't have to tear myself away from the box for too long...

And <whispers> I am, for once, backing Andy to win!!!!!

ChuckitintheBucket Sun 23-Jun-13 20:37:19

Ooh me too, beyond excited. I cease to be a wife and mum these 2 weeks but DH and the DC's are well used to it. Am hoping to get up there on the 2nd monday but will be day after going to see Robbie Williams at Wembley so late night and extremely early start, sure I can manage it though. Obviously hoping for Murray to win but who knows.

Going to stock up on strawberries and Pimms, sit back and enjoy. smile

MissTriangle Sun 23-Jun-13 21:03:56

Moneys on Rafa! It's all about that lovely left arm I'm afraid!!! Can't wait.

TeamSouthfields Sun 23-Jun-13 21:05:49

I live 5 minutes away from the stadium... I dislike the chaos !!! shockhmm

GameSetAndMatch Sun 23-Jun-13 21:08:08

Yay! the Wimbledon thread is ready and raring to go!

Got the strawberries cut and ready,check.
the pimms and lemonade and fruit bits ready, check
namechange for it done , check (why hasn't a keyboard got a tick key?)

even (im so fanatic I decorate like at xmas, no tree though) got purple and green candles, cushions, a pillow I made from 2 wimbeldon t-towels, the whole lottie Dodd!!!! well, My child loves it too and its a fun thing we do. GameJr has even dressed teddy Beardych in tennis outfit!

other bear is called Beardasco.

Ill put my anorak on now

GameSetAndMatch Sun 23-Jun-13 21:09:26

team i'll swap houses with you, I love it! you should rent your house out to a player!

NicknameIncomplete Sun 23-Jun-13 22:20:56

Team i will join Game in your house for the fortnight grin

I am gutted that i am working next week & will miss 2 days of it sad

ShadeofViolet Sun 23-Jun-13 23:00:48

Signing in. Cant wait and I think it will be Murray's year this year <optimistic!>

Signing in- no prizes for guessing who I support. grin

when I worked, pre-dd2, I used to book the fortnight off. Now, I just pray nothing important is happening at school pick-up timegrin

Haven't seen the weather forecast, so I'm hoping it will get off to a good start (tis damp in the North West).

And every year, we ask for a Wimbledon emoticon, and never get one <sulks>

wine<- fake Pimms

GameSetAndMatch Mon 24-Jun-13 11:05:06

Is it me or is there not the usual excited build up on tv? sports news are headlining with the arrestor something of someone in cricket or something, ok, fair enough, but then as always its the football and the tennis seems to be at the bottom of the list.

OhYouBadBadKitten Mon 24-Jun-13 11:08:03

Ok. I'm not normally a Wimbledon person and dont really know anything about it at all but as I'm signed off sick and going to go bonkers I need something to focus on. I've chosen Wimbledon grin

So, who am I supporting (I guess I need a girl and a boy) and what do I need to know?

OhYouBadBadKitten Mon 24-Jun-13 11:08:43

Ahhh, you need weather forecasts smile I will swap you forecasts for tennis knowledge.

I've seen a few ads, and Sue Barker was pushing the Murray documentary for all she was worth during Queen's grin, but I've not seen as much as normal- and where are the Robinson's barley water commercials?grin

Oh yes- we definitely need weather info. grin

Nadal's first match is on Court 1, sans roof, so it had better not rain!

MrsDoomsPatterson Mon 24-Jun-13 11:13:21

Forecast for Wednesday Please OYBK! v excited!

OhYouBadBadKitten Mon 24-Jun-13 11:14:10

Well in general this week it is looking pretty good. Temps quite cool (maxing out at around 20 maybe 22 by mid week). There is an outside chance of showers tomorrow and Wednesday. I guess wind is important? Not too much to worry about there.
Need to keep an eye out for Friday when we might get showers or perhaps even some rain.

OhYouBadBadKitten Mon 24-Jun-13 11:16:55

Is Nadal today? Is he worth rooting for or should I stick with Murray?

Should be ok today. Wednesday afternoon I'm just a little concerned about. Can they play in light showers?

Witt Mon 24-Jun-13 11:17:01

Signing in, can't wait. Only 14 minutes to go! I'm hoping either Murray or Nadal win this year and obviously that Watson and Robson do well too.

MrsDoomsPatterson Mon 24-Jun-13 11:18:05

Thank you OYBK...Shall take an umbrella just in case.

FreedomOfTheTess Mon 24-Jun-13 11:18:06

DD2 wasn't due until just after Wimbledon, but she ended up arriving 4.5 weeks early, which is great timing for mummy as (a) I'm obviously on maternity leave and (b) the fact she has arrived before means I don't need to worry about going into labour and missing any tennis. wink


Come on Andy.

I don't know who I want to win the women's yet, but it isn't Serena Williams, because of recent press stories about her.

MrsDoomsPatterson Mon 24-Jun-13 11:19:05

No play in light showers I'm afraid. One hint of rain and covers on.

OhYouBadBadKitten Mon 24-Jun-13 11:21:05

Oh, that is silly, they could wear studs or something. Hmpff.

Have started a thread asking for Wimbledon emoticons:

blibblibs Mon 24-Jun-13 11:21:32

Tennis experts and weather experts - I'm in heaven!!

10 minutes to go, teacher training day today so the kids have been warned that at 11.30 I expect silence from them grin Having to put up with Get well soon just now!

This is the best two weeks of the year for me!

Rafa to win - obviously.

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