My list of Forty Things to do Forty is slowly making progress this year and one of the surprise successes has been my decision to learn a new sport. I am not sporty, never have been, and never will be. But I decided to get out of my comfort zone and with the nudging of my friend Violeta we started tennis lessons last year. And it is so much fun.

I am an okay tennis player but most importantly we are enjoying it. It really helps that our coach Rafael (not Nedal – ha ha ha) is super patient and slowly introduces slight shifts or suggestions that each time improve our game. And this spring, our whole family has joined the local tennis club in Hunenberg. And I am deseprate this summer to host an old fashioned Wimbeldon inspired Tennis Round Robin Tournament party complete with all white outfits and Pimms with strawberries and cream on tap!I am beginning to think if you want me to do something, ask me to plan a party around it and I am all game, set and match (see what I did there!).