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A Sporting Weekend Like No Other

12 July 2019

Whilst there are too many highlights to easily cover in this article, there is something about the English Sporting Summer that simply cannot be emulated – and if you’re not one of the lucky people to be attending some of the weekend’s events, then we can’t think of a better place to be watching the action than from the comfort of your orangery or garden room.

Starting today and leading into the weekend, there really is some stand out sport here in the UK. If you’re a tennis fan, Wimbledon is the ultimate tournament and Federer v Nadal this afternoon sees arguably the two greatest players ever, meeting in the semi-final. The Ladies final on Saturday sees Serena Williams trying to win a record 24th Grand Slam title. Feeling inspired to pick up a tennis racket? I certainly would be if I had a view of a grass tennis court like this one shown here below, from my conservatory

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Feeling inspired by the weekend's events

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Tennis or swimming...both we reckon!

The Cricket World Cup Final on Sunday will see a new winner of the tournament, as neither England nor New Zealand have won this competition before. Played at Lords, the home of cricket, England will start as favourites but the pressure will be on them to deliver. 

For motor racing fans, the British Grand Prix at Silverstone is always a highlight of the Formula One season. As the home of British motor sport, more than 350,000 fans will enjoy the unique atmosphere that is the British Grand Prix.

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Garden goals: a grass tennis court!

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Watching the sport before heading outdoors

To round it all off, in something of a unique opportunity to raise the profile of the sport, the Netball World Cup starts today. Running through to the 21st July, this tournament will bring top class netball to a new audience around the country. 

Of course, not all of us are sports fans, so the Andrew Neill interviews with Boris Johnson and Jeremy Hunt on BBC1 tonight might make for more interesting viewing. Both candidates for the Conservative party leadership will be interviewed for half an hour each in a special programme at 7pm tonight on BBC One.

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Orangery provides indoor/outdoor living

David Salisbury bespoke orangery design interior

Time for breakfast before the sport ahead

One of the most common design briefs we are asked to undertake is to design an orangery or kitchen extension that helps open up a home, bring in more light and create an open plan living area. Having flexible living space like this, with a kitchen, dining and relaxing space combined, is the ideal combination for today’s lifestyles – and perfect for entertaining or taking in TV events like this weekend.

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Opening up the home to create open plan living

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Relaxing this weekend with plenty of TV events

In summary, there is so much to look forward to: the 2 greatest men’s tennis players meeting today at Wimbledon; Lewis Hamilton aiming to win again at Silverstone; and England aiming to win the Cricket World Cup for the first time. If nothing else, all of this is quite a distraction from the culmination of the Conservative Party leadership contest. Without expressing any political preferences we can but hope that the next PM can steer a steady course forward with Brexit still to contend with.

So here’s our advice for the weekend: relax in your orangery or conservatory with the TV on your preferred viewing, iPad ready to follow any other sporting or news events and, of course, a nice cold drink…

Come on England...and Roger Federer....and Lewis Hamilton!

Posted under 'Comment' by Barney on 12 July 2019

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