Africa at Wimbledon!

Go Bokke!

We’re Wimbledon fanatics in this household. Pat remembers winters in South Africa watching Wimbledon on TV as a child; and I was lucky to work as a radio producer at Wimbledon for eight years; interviewing the players. We were all gripped on Monday evening as the gigantic (6’8) Bok: Kevin Anderson 14th seed, took the first two sets off reigning champion and world number one: Novak Djokovic, with his 137 mph serves and sublime angled returns! We were all v sad when ‘The Djok’ knocked him out the following day.


Unrequited love

Last week, we took the boys to the AELTC for a taste of that unique, Wimbledon atmosphere and watched Kevin Anderson beat Lucas Pouille in the first round. The boys loved the close proximity of the players on court; having their tennis balls signed by gorgeous Victoria Azarenka, Sam Stosur, John Isner and catching a glimpse of Boris Becker in the crowd. Outside the media centre, chatting to former colleagues, we lost Pat (South African husband) who was in hot pursuit of Charlise Theron rumoured to be trotting off to centre court. He looked rather forlorn on his return so I gathered it hadn’t been a successful chase.

cowhide bag Wimbledon

A bag for all occasions

My Zulucow Bukekayo (Hobo Handbag) on the other hand, was a mighty success! Not only did it draw admiring glances, but it also managed to accommodate ‘The Order of Play’, suncream, hats, snacks, drinks, felt tips and drawing pads; and all the pepperonis we were bizarrely given at Southfields aka ‘SouthAfrica Fields’ tube.

Have you been to Wimbledon this year? Who did you bump into? I’d love to hear your stories.

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