When I tell people, they look at me as if I am completely mad, but here goes I'm telling blog world anyway (don't hate me for it) but I can't stand Wimbledon. There I have said it. I hate everything about it, especially people going on about it. O.K. I can feel your anger, but I really cannot stand it. Perhaps it goes back to my school days when we were forced to sit in the hot and stuffy hall to watch it on the television instead of our usual P.E. lesson, because the teachers wanted to watch it. Though I never liked playing any sport either, but at least we were outside. I'm going to have to grit my teeth over the next couple of weeks when people ask me if I have been watching it. Noooooooooooo!!!
To be fair, I don't like watching any other sport on the television either, which is a bit difficult in a sport mad household. I could name a lot of the players in Manchester United, even though I try to avoid it when it is on. Apparently you really have to have it on full volume, have snacks and beer and jump around the room. Go figure. I also know the names of the Grand Prix drivers, England Rugby and Cricket players and lots of other useless information about sport. Oh well it comes in handy when we play Trivial Pursuit.
However........even though I don't like watching sport on the television, I do enjoy actually going to see the sport. I Mexican waved with the best of them at Wembley when England were playing some obscure country. Though there was an audible gasp when I asked who a certain player was, well we were a long way from the pitch so I can't really be blamed for failing to recognise David Beckam.
I get bored watching the Grand Prix on the television but when we were in Abu Dhabi watching it, the noise and smell and sheer excitement were contagious. The beautiful weather helped of course, it probably wouldn't be the same watching it in this country in the rain! Oh and the Eminem concert afterwards helped. You never know, if I ever go to Wimbledon I may actually enjoy it, especially the Pimms and Strawberries.
Oh well each to their own, I probably bore people about watching Glasto, ( a music festival to overseas readers ) sadly I missed most of it this year due to family commitments but will spend the next couple of weeks catching up on it while everyone else is watching Wimbledon. "Did you see Andy Murrey playing?" I will be asked, "No but did you see Patti Smith at Glasto?" I will reply and tut in disgust when they say no.
So, do any of you want to join me in confessing or am I the only one who switches off when the tennis comes on?
News on the trees is that they were not cut down by the Council so it appears that they have been cut down by a private landowner. They had a tree preservation order on them so now they will need to find out if they had applied for permission to do this. I hope they find whoever did this and fine them, though it is too late for the trees now.
I am stupidly busy at work at the moment, I am working extra hours to cover for a colleague who is on sick leave. I could really do without it at the moment, but it is only fair I help out as so many of my colleagues covered for me when I was off on my very long sick leave over the last couple of years. It does mean that not much is being done decorating wise. At this rate the house won't be on the market until next year!!
Welcome to the new followers, I am always amazed that people want to read my ramblings, but you are all very welcome.