Thursday, 28 June 2012
Hog Blog, Strawberries & Cream, it’s Wimbledon Time!
Wimbledon has begun and that means strawberries, rain, cream, rain, Cliff Richard and more rain. During World War Two a bomb landed in an empty ‘Center Court’, causing a great deal of damage. Unfortunately Cliff was a baby at the time and was nowhere near the grounds Wimbledon has its’ own resident hawk called Rufus. His patrols are stepped up during the tournament and he has been trained not to attack badly made wigs. The grass is cut to 8mm for matches to ensure regular bounce for the elite of world tennis. It takes a legion of scissor and ruler wielding members of the Women’s Institute to keep it just so. Noise makers are prohibited at all Wimbledon events including vuvuzelas, rattles and klaxons. That will be my human banned then! Although we all dig little green balls bouncing on the grass there is one topic far more important and that's the food. After all watching tennis is hungry work. It takes 1,700 catering staff to feed them and this is what they chomp, slurp and gulp through during the world famous ‘Grand Slam’.
300,000 cups of tea and coffee
250,000 bottles of water
150,000 cakes and savories
150,000 glasses of Pimm’s
135,000 ice creams
130,000 served lunches
100,000 pints of beer
40,000 served, char-grilled meals
30,000 portions of fish and chips
30,000 liters of milk
22,000 slices of pizza
20,000 portions of frozen yoghurt
17,000 bottles of champagne
12,000 kilos of poached and smoked salmon
And don't forget 28,000 kilos of English strawberries and 7,000 liters of fresh cream.
Huh sounds like my human’s weekly shopping list!
Talking of food we see Mollie is giving away free treats in a competition (if you answer 3 simple questions), posted anywhere in the world. Hey guys free treats, hmmmm 3 questions, hmmmm no brainer! Link below and just post answers as a comment. Free Food Yummy!!!!!! Just put my entry in!