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Good day

12 Mar

On a good day, Fernando Verdasco can match anybody, and on a good day he’s such a great and enjoyable player to watch.

Thankfully yesterday, as he played Richard Gasquet  in the third round of the Indian Wells Master1000 Tournament, it was a good day!

So, we had the chance to see some of his famous fast and furious forehands along with some other very muscular shots, but most of all we had a glimpse of his talent.

In the past few years he forgot that he can play this tennis, but the shots are still there….  so, let’s hope for many other good days like this for him.

Fernando Verdasco, 11-03-14, Indian Wells

Forehand wizard: Fernando Verdasco, 11-03-14, Indian Wells

Beware of "bad days": Fernando Verdasco, 11-03-2014, Indian Wells

Beware of “bad days”: Fernando Verdasco, 11-03-2014, Indian Wells

Sky blue bracelet

12 Mar

Yesterday evening, as I was watching Fernando Verdasco playing Richard Gasquet at the Master1000 Indian Wells tournament, I came up with this bracelet. It is made with dyed Jade pale blue beads, and golden wire, with my favourite rosary technique.

PS …perhaps the sky blue colour was inspired by Verdasco’s t-shirt…. (see next post!)

sky blue bracelet

sky blue bracelet

sky blue bracelet

sky blue bracelet

Women in Australia

31 Jan

One week has passed since the 2014 Australian Open Finals and I’ve found the time only now to say how much I enjoyed the Women’s final. It has been a match between two unusual opponents but it has been a nice game to watch. I had the chance to know better two very interesting players and they both really inspired me and my tennis:

LI NA d. DOMINIKA CIBULKOVA 7-6 (7-3) 6-0

li na aus open 2014

2014 Australian Open Women Winner, Li Na

Gloomy mood

12 Jul

When I’m in a bad mood I usually cheer up playing tennis. But lately I haven’t been able to play due to a knee problem, so my level of gloominess is at the top.

To keep it under control I try to direct my (negative) energy into something creative….. this is how I produced this pair of earings and bracelet with golden chain, garnet beads and recycled pearls from an old pair of earings that I’ve never worn.

It took me quite a while to finish it because since I didn’t have a golden chain, I had to make it myself using single ringlets. Not too bad a result for a gloomy day.

Garnet and pearls

Garnet and pearls

Garnet and Pearls

Garnet and Pearls

Wimbledon necklace

9 Jul

I had a very lazy weekend. So lazy that I was almost ashamed of myself.

So, in the end, I decided to be at least a bit productive, and while watching the Wimbledon Championship men’s final between Andy Murray and Novak Djokovic, I came out with this necklace made with baguette shaped amethyst and 6mm round agate beads and silver chain.

The purple colour remind a bit of Wimbledon… perhaps I should add some green too for a perfect… match! 🙂

amethyst & agate necklace

amethyst & agate necklace

amethyst & agate necklace

amethyst & agate necklace

Just a normal girl

8 Jul

Since I am not allowed to play tennis in these days because of a knee tendonitis, I have been taking comfort from watching Wimbledon on tv. It is always so refreshing!

As the tournament is now over, I must say that I was particularly impressed by this year Women’s champion, Marion Bartoli, who defeated a very emotional Sabine Lisicki, 6-1 6-4, in 1hr and 21 mins.

I’m glad that a “normal girl” was able lift the trophy, being a “normal girl” myself! 😉 Well done Marion, and thank you for the good time!

(…) I’m not calling myself a genius,” she says. I love to make fun of myself, I’m not the kind of person who is saying gosh I’m so perfect.

“I‘m totally the opposite, I’m probably doing a million stupid things a day, I’m just trying not to be a pain for the people around me, just to be normal. I will definitely want to stay like that because I just don’t want to change.”

She’s a Wimbledon champion now. She doesn’t have to change a thing.

2013 Wimbledon Women's Champion: Marion Bartoli

2013 Wimbledon Women’s Champion: Marion Bartoli

Wimbledon Championship 2013 Women's Final: Marion Bartoli v Sabine Lisicki

Wimbledon Championship 2013 Women’s Final: Marion Bartoli v Sabine Lisicki

Wimbledon Championship 2013 Women's Final: Marion Bartoli

Wimbledon Championship 2013 Women’s Final: Marion Bartoli

Wimbledon Championship 2013 Women's Final: Marion Bartoli

Wimbledon Championship 2013 Women’s Final: Marion Bartoli

Wimbledon Championship 2013 Women's Final: Marion Bartoli v Sabine Lisicki

Wimbledon Championship 2013 Women’s Final: Marion Bartoli v Sabine Lisicki

Spring is…

27 Mar

…when the daffodils bloom at my Tennis Club.

Daffodils...

Daffodils…

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