So Wimbledon is finished. Bit of a relief as have been glued to the TV half the fortnight and was lucky enough to have tickets one day. Wasn't it a fantastic men's final?
Our day out at the tournament was atmospheric and fun, though very hot. Saw people quaffing huge glasses of Pimm's and tiny pots of expensive icecream, and in the cafe they ate lobster with champagne, so not much credit crunch in evidence in London SW19. I chose the cheapest things on the self-service menu (with water and coffee - too hot for alcohol, imo) and the bill came to £31. Well, I know we could have had a picnic in the carpark, but it was a special day out.
Reading: just finished a v. old Claire Francis, Red Crystal, good stuff if you like thrillers. Also enjoying a biography, A Circle of Sisters by Judith Flanders. This recounts the lives of four beautiful sisters from an ordinary background: Alice Kipling, Georgie Burne-Jones, Agnes Poynter and Lousa Baldwin, who married or mothered famous Victorians - i.e. Rudyard Kipling; the pre-Raphaelite painter Burne-Jones; Edward Poynter, Presient of the Royal Academy; and the Prime Minister, Stanley Baldwin. If you're interested in Victorian social history, do read it.
Watched yet another re-run of the Moon landings - nostalgia again. Fascinating stuff about the Russian space dogs too, poor things.