Tall And True Short Reads

My Most Memorable Wimbledon

Episode 76 (14 July 2023)

I was weaned on Wimbledon growing up in Australia. Year after year, I’d stayed up half the night to watch the finals on TV. And here I was in the northern hemisphere, able to witness the match in broad daylight for the first time, with an Aussie in the final, for goodness sake, and Mrs B wasn’t interested in tennis!

My Most Memorable Wimbledon

Show Notes

Season Three: Episode 76 (14 July 2023)

My Most Memorable Wimbledon (originally titled Wimbledon Lost in Translation) is a travel blog post from the Tall And True writers’ website, written and narrated by Robert Fairhead.

Read the post on Tall And True: https://www.tallandtrue.com.au/blog/wimbledon-lost-translation

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Episode Insight

I shared My Most Memorable Wimbledon, originally titled Wimbledon Lost in Translation, on Tall and True in September 2018, drawing on my memories and travel journal entries from my trip to Nijemirdum, in the northern Netherlands state of Friesland, with my girlfriend in 1987.

I had got on well with Jan’s mum when I met her in Sydney and was pleased that she’d liked me, too, as Jan assured me when giving his parents’ address. But the look of bewilderment on Mrs B’s face at her front door was likely only matched by my (poorly masked) disappointment that I wouldn’t be watching Pat Cash play in the Wimbledon final.

I later explained to Mrs B, with Roel’s help, that Cash had won Wimbledon. And that instead of asking for badminton rackets and a shuttlecock, I’d tried to tell her this in the morning. Mrs B was embarrassed, but again with Roel’s help, I reassured her that I would always remember 1987 as one of my favourite Wimbledons.

I hope you enjoyed My Most Memorable Wimbledon. You can read Wimbledon Lost in Translation and all my short stories, blog posts and other writing at TallAndTrue.com. You can also buy my short story collections from the Amazon Kindle, Apple Books, and Kobo online bookstores — links are available in the show notes.

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Production Notes

Tall And True Short Reads is produced using Audacity.

Podcast episodes are recorded in Sydney, Australia, on the traditional lands of the Gadigal People of the Eora Nation.

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