What a fortnight! From tennis parties, enjoying the vibrant nightlife of Wimbledon pubs and bars, to watching the tennis in scorching heat.

First up was our own party at the Fire Stables in Wimbledon Village. I was nervous no one would come as we’d only thrown the last one 5 days before at Cannizaro House with 200 guests. But as always, as soon as we sent the invite out to our followers, we got inundated with 140 RSVP’s in 24 hours. This wasn’t a problem, as the gin sponsors and Wimbledon Brewery ensured every guest enjoyed the whole evening with their tipple of choice.

The Fire Stables was packed with a completely different crowd from the Cannizaro party, but guests looked equally stunning adhering to the dress code ‘Wimbledon fever’. From a sea of beautiful women dressed in white, to snazzy men wearing Panamas on the blissful summers evening in Wimbledon. I was honoured to be wearing Ela London’s white playsuit that I matched with Max Mara hat and own shoes. Stylist Charlotte Loves chose a cute pompom maxi dress from Boho Beach Fest in Wimbledon Village.

From the after glow of the last pre-tennis party, the scene was set and doors open to watch the world descend on our town. From flags flying in Wimbledon Village to tennis themed windows throughout Wimbledon stretching as far as Southfields and the sun beaming, we all knew this was going to be an extra special year.

My first surprise was Christy Home, delivering official Wimbledon towels to my home with Lady Wimbledon stitched in. I was then invited to watch the tennis with them on Centre Court for the day. An utter dream day in the sun.

The second surprise was more random - a new friend. I woke up to find a Lego image on Instagram of me and Strawberry Man. The creators name was @SirHarryPlopper! Stranger things have happened, but it was such a cute image I decided to find out who was this Strawberry Man. I soon found out what a legend he was, from being on the HSBC billboards to This Morning Britain, I asked if we could hang out for the day.

Along with the editors of LadyWimbledon.com, we met at Show Dry in Wimbledon Village to get our hair and nails done. After downing a quick coffee at The Ivy Café next door we crossed the road to Thai Tho to try their fresh Thai Tea. The third surprise was meeting Diobo, an extraordinary magician who took a strawberry from our table and made it levitate in front of us!

In total awe, we left the restaurant and I drove Strawberry man in my convertible to Cannizaro House, where we were met Karine Torr from Darling Magazine for afternoon tea in aid of Age UK Merton. Their summer campaign this year asks businesses and residents to hold a strawberries ‘n’ cream tea to support older people in Merton to Love Later Life.

After copious amounts of tea, champagne and scones, we all said our goodbyes and I asked Strawberry Man if he would join me picking up my kids from school. He was delighted and brought his strawberry badges for the kids. It was a funny sight and the children chuckled and gathered around him. We soon all walked back home and I retuned him back to the queue. Until that night, where we organized the big escape and snuck out to The Dog & Fox and Rose & Crown to dance the night away, but that’s another story…