For #TBT today and because Wimbledon is currently on, I thought I would throwback to the 1970’s and a children’s TV programme created from the books of Elisabeth Berresford from 1968.
The Wombles of Wimbledon Common.
The Wombles are pointy nosed little creatures who live under Wimbledon Common and keep the area clean and tidy of rubbish which they collect and then re-cycle. As you can imagine this was way ahead of its time. The above picture is from the BBC who created the series for Children’s TV in 1973. The Wombles motto was “Make Good Use of Bad Rubbish”. I used to watch them as a little girl and loved them!
The Wombles names were; Great Uncle Bulgaria, Madam Cholet, Tobermory, Orinoco, Bungo, Tomsk, Wellington & Miss. Adelaide.
It was Ladies’ Semi-Finals day today and both were a bit of a white wash with Angelique Kerber and Serena Williams crushing their opponents to reach the final on Saturday. Tomorrow it is the turn of the Men; Kevin Anderson against John Isner and Novak Djokovic against Rafael Nadal. I think these matches will be longer possible even into five sets and I would hate to call who will win on either match.
I have errands to run tomorrow and grocery shopping but am going to get everything done very early so I can be back in time to watch the matches!!!
I will also be getting things ready for our friends who are coming to dinner on Saturday. We have not seen them for a while and this is the couple whose Golden Wedding Anniversary is in September and I have made the quilt for. We will be giving them the quilt on Saturday and I will show you pictures after then.
Today has been sunny and warm again but they have forecast that we may get thunderstorms tomorrow. I am hoping that is all we get and Saturday will be lovely again so we are able to eat in the garden. However, knowing my luck, Saturday will be bad too and then Sunday will be lovely!!!!! Hey ho.
Happy Thursday everyone.
Hugs, Susie xx