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Wednesday, 3 July 2013

WIMBLEDON WANDERINGS

WELL DONE ANDY MURRAY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!  (on the 7th day of the 7th month, and 77 years since a Brit last won the mens final - spooky or what).


I am a hermit during the tennis tournament at Wimbledon. Rarely leaving my abode, glued to the tv watching my heroes. One of them being Kenny Eckerslyke.  Now some of you will have met him on my other blog http://pollyluvspaintingetc.blogspot.com  along with my other northern England friends and their activities (if you would like to meet them and Kenny go to my blog and click on the label 'friends of mine' or click on my link at the top of the right hand column of this blog)

Now Kenny is an avid tennis player who reckoned he could whup Andy Murray at Wimbledon this year.  How, did he get on, well he lost on Monday. He reckons the linesmen, umpire and crowd were against him 'cos I'm a reet ordinary lad from up north and I'm not posh, eeh by gum.  I'll be back again next year and by ecky thump I'll be the first northern champ!"

Well I were in the crowd. Poor Kenny lost his rag at the end and threw his ball into the crowd, with such venom.

Followed by his shoes, one of which I caught!  I immediately threw it back because the smell was knocking me out.

Poor Kenny, he thought he could win, but can 'ee eckerslyke!!!!

He drowned his sorrows by drinking a pint of bitter and eating some lancashire hot pot and an eccles cake.

Let's hope he qualifies again next year.  Good luck Kenny

20 comments:

  1. Great post Polly with some seriously good painting the trainer is really good and conveys exactly what you said about it....horrible smelly thing!!

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    1. He should be using odour eaters! Thanks for the comments

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  2. These watercolors are really great Polly , at least Kenny have a reminder :-)

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    1. Thanks Jane. Kenny will remember it all his life!

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  3. Fantatic watercolours Polly, the texture on the tennis ball is perfect!

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    1. Thanks. The texture is the rough paper, it did it all by itself!

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  4. Superb Wimbledon souvenirs Polly. I am yet to stay awake to see anything here as usual but normally I manage to see the semis and finals

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    1. Touche! Same thing when it's the Australian tennis. And I too just manage (on and off sleepwise) to see the main matches.

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  5. Love that trainer ... just oozes 'pong' - thankfully the weather is cool and wet (as usual) at Wimbledon or he'd have cleared the stands !

    I noticed Kenny was playing McEnroe ... You cannot be serious!! now there's a player we'll never forget, for whatever reasons. Andy is doing a great job but he's never going to be 'larger than life' like McEnroe is he?

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    1. No one will be the character that McEnroe was and still is! Was nice to see the charity match bring out Andy's fun side. Funnily, Kenny was playing, did you spot him? Can you eckerslyke! Kenny came about because of your name suggestions.
      Thanks for that. Enjoy the nice weather when it arrives.

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  6. Oh, I love the one of the tennis ball and racket! These are super! I don't follow tennis so I don't know who he is...but nice action sketch.

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    1. Many thanks Joan. Glad you like the tennis themed painting

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  7. Fab watercolours - I love that shoe - it really does transmit the feeling of pong!

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    1. Glad you like it. Good fun to paint too.

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  8. Love this post, especially your drawing of the stinky shoe. The tennis racket and ball are outstanding too. You amaze me with your ability to paint so many different types of subject matter.

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    1. It's seeing what other people paint on blogs and facebook, that have given me the inspiration to try different things and have fun trying. Thanks for your lovely comments. Have a great weekend

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  9. A very funny post where the ball is superb, the shoe is gorgeous ... and the final vignette so amusing!
    SEI FORTE CARA POLLY!!!

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    1. Thank you Rita, and for the lovely Italian phrase! I enjoyed painting them and writing the post. Thank you for your visit
      Grazie Cara Rita!

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  10. very lovely paintings---It was a real thrill to watch Andy Murray win!

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    1. Thank you. I was over the moon for him

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