It’s that time again when people break out the strawberries and cream, lining the streets of Wimbledon at crazy o’clock to go and watch the matches. I live just around the corner from the courts and apparently my residence is the envy of many people. Most of the residence take their opportunity to make a profit, renting their driveways for parking or various refreshment stands. Me on the other hand hate this time of year, it’s not just because I have no interest in tennis its simply because it is a huge inconvenience to my daily routine.
When I didn’t drive I had to suffer the packed buses, sometimes not even being able to get on them when trying to get my kids to and from school. Now I drive it is even worse! Coming out of a side road where visibility is usually reduced on a normal day is now completely impossible to see at all. Back to back cars parked on both sides of a narrow road leaving no room to swerve to avoid oncoming cars especially as I drive a seven seater it can become quite dangerous just pulling out of where I live. The roundabout I have to get across is completely congested while people are trying to get to the courts, some even using the bus lane to get across. Thankfully it only lasts a fortnight but for those of you who envy not living closer to the courts don’t, it really isn’t all that great 🙂