It feels like I’m confessing something here, but tennis is the only sport I watch, and the iconic Wimbledon tournament my absolute favourite thing to watch each year. When Robinsons asked if I wanted to be one of their special guests on middle Saturday, I can’t tell you how excited I was. Its been a dream of mine to attend one day, and to go with Robinsons, so synonymous with Wimbledon as the official soft drink since 1935 (!!) I just had to attend.
As Kate (who blogs at WitWitWoo) and I walked up from Wimbledon train station to gate 5, the whole area was bustling with excitement. Homes en route had little enterprises selling hats, food and drinks outside, the waves of people getting more and more excited as they got closer to the grounds. Even on the train down, it was that everyone was talking about.
We were escorted to the Robinsons suite, which had a balcony perfect to watch the early days play on from. We sipped Pimms and Champagne drinking in the atmosphere as we waiting to have lunch.
We couldn’t resist having our photo taken on the ‘green carpet’ where all the celebs had theirs taken too.
The suite was beautifully turned out and the food and drink so delicious.
It was quickly time to go watch Raonic (6) with Ramos Vinolas (25) in what tuned out to be a really exciting match, both had really powerful serves. Ramos fought really hard, but Raonic outsmarted him in the end. For anyone who hasn’t ever been to Wimbledon but loves to watch it on TV, when you sit down, with the court and players before you, honestly it takes your breath away and I had butterflies in my stomach.
It was so hot in the full sun, but when the match was over it was time to go back have tea and scones back at the Robinsons suite.
The ice cold Refresh’d (a new Robinsons drink) was so welcome after the heat of the tennis. More details about the new drink HERE.
I was so surprised when after the weekend Robinsons sent me my own supply of the drink, complete with mini fridge which I’m going to hook up to my solar power in the summer house over the weekend.
After our cream tea, I wanted to wander around the grounds and drink in the atmosphere, so I’ll leave you with a few photographs I took before we left.
…and just in case you missed it, here’s a photo I shared of Andrea McLean and I, who was also a guest at the suite.
Huge thanks to Robinsons for inviting me, it was a truly amazing day that I’ll always remember. My love of Wimbledon is even greater now!