Sunday in the Park with Parkour to celebrate Christian's birthday.... which was very pleasant, the ambience extended by Tracey's bringing the Boules down there for us to play. I think she gave them to me nearly 5-7 years ago, and though we enjoyed playing them in the past, we just hadn't got round to it!
It is a beautiful set of them - as C J Dennis would describe them, 'Bong Tong yeh know' and anyone can play a fun game. It's probably good exercise for me too.
Oh! I just remembered - both Johnny Gee and our friend Austin Rummery insist that for boules to be played properly, all participants must have in their non-boule hand a glass of wine at all times. I would happily have conformed except I run out of hands after one. It has to be boules or vin in my case.
As it was, I had to play with my left hand. I used to throw a ball right handed so that was a minor handicap - but I did as well as anyone.
That reminds me of a slogan on a milk truck I heard about: "Jake's milk. Good as any, better'n some." That was apt for my boules game!