Tennis has been on my mind this weekend as I should be in Paris right now for the French Open. The last few months have been bizarre to say the least. I’m missing live tennis but it’s given me a rare opportunity to explore new hobbies. I’ve started learning French and have taken up gardening. I’m growing my own herbs and have just bought some roses for my garden – I am obsessed with them and they are the highlight of my week! I continue to bake although am doing everything in smaller portions as I have to eat it all and can’t take it into work. I’ve learnt to appreciate the small things in life such as being able to actually buy bread flour. I also managed to get back on the tennis court last week with the bro. Not much beats hitting a tennis ball for me, even though i’m dreadful. I was quite proud of being able to completely shank a volley out of the court last week.
The weather forecast for Paris looks amazing for the next two weeks. Hey ho! I will miss my annual trip to the seaside for Eastbourne and of course, Wimbledon. The Wimby news, while inevitable, hit me because it is always one of the highlights of the year. It will make next year even more special. I’ll be surprised if we see the return of the tours this year and I think it will be a long time before the tennis gets back to any sense of normality. I think I’ll be craving tennis in the next month so I was pleased to read that the BBC in the UK are planning to air some Wimbledon classics. I’m enjoying the weekly Tennis United episodes, hosted by Bethanie Mattek-Sands and Vasek Pospisil. If you haven’t watched any, i’d definitely recommend them. When tennis does come back, I think i will be rejuvenated and want to start blogging again!