Wimbledon No. 1 Court Celebration

Last Sunday, the famous Wimbledon Lawn Tennis Club opened its new ยฃ70 million, five-years-in-the-making retractable roof over No. 1 Court (and also closed it, due to rain), and threw a big do to celebrate, which was broadcast live on BBC1.

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Since I have as yet been unlucky in the Wimbledon Championships ticket lottery every year we’ve lived here, and we won’t be here forever, I figured this might be the closest I ever get to attending the Championships. These tickets were easier to get, and I still got to eat strawberries and cream and drink Pimm’s while watching the pros play on the famous lawn court. And we had great seats, too! (Plus, some of the proceeds went to charity.)

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Weeee are the chaaampions

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In the Dark

Here’s a picture from a recent dinner out in London:

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Illuminating, no?

All right, itโ€™s actually just a screenshot of a black rectangle, but thatโ€™s what our dinner looked like. We went to Dans le Noir, in Clerkenwell (yet another part of London I had never been to before), where the concept is this: You dine in total darkness, and are served by blind waiters. Continue reading