Hi from the Australian Open!!
I've had a lovely 2 Enric days
Yesterday after he finished umpiring his match he saw me as I was approaching him and walked up and asked me how I was, gave me 2 kisses on the cheeks and asked how my year was.
I gave him a little teddy (a kangaroo and joey in a sleeping bag) for his daughter and he loved it
(I got 2 more kisses for hat too
He said he will email a photo of it to his wife and he will send me a photo of her with it too... and he was so proud to be able to show me a photo of her too on his phone. She's 9 months old now and just adorable
I got 3 more photos with him too. He apologised for his jetlag
I told him that I'd commented that he looked jetlagged during the match
After the first photo Kristen asked if she could take another just in case the 1st didn't work... then we looked at it in the camera and decided it might look better from the other direction with more sun so he was happy to have a 3rd taken
He asked me which players I was following... or was I just following umpires
I said... no, just you
(then I told him Andrei Pavel was my favourite player so he DIDN'T think I was just following him around)... then when he left I got 2 more kisses. He is soooooo lovely
Then today the men's qualifiers didn't start until after 4pm (which was great because the weather was so stinking hot!). After all the other matches I wanted to see had finished I saw Enric was about to umpire Baker v Peya so I hung around... he waved to me before he started
Then after the match (which finished at 10.15) we were walking away to go home and I heard Enric start talking behind me "So you stayed til the end then?" I looked around and he was smiling at me and he walked back with us chatting all the way. Kristen told him that the wrong player won (she wanted Peya to win) and he told her that the right player for him won because he was really tired and didn't want a 3rd set
I had commented during the match that he still looked jetlagged and I bet that he wanted Baker to win after he won the first set. He also asked me how the Aussies had gone today (I told him yesterday I might go watch some of the Australian's play). Then he told us he'd see us tomorrow.