Friday, 30 August 2013
CJ's had a bad night last night and today he's had a bad day too and hasn't surfaced. Jo had to get some work done. So I decided to see if I could have a game of croquet. Chester has a croquet club. So I managed to get a game of Association Croquet. I discovered that one of the members was someone who used to play at the Marewa Croquet Club where I am a member in Napier in New Zealand. It's a very small world and we had quite a lot to chat about. I had a game with another member and although at the beginning it looked as though I had lost any capacity to hit a ball straight that soon remedied itself. I lost the game but not badly and had a really enjoyable afternoon. They were a really great bunch and now that I've found it I shall play some more on future visits.
I should also mention that it was a beautiful afternoon with the temperature around 23℃: the warmest since I left Lewis. This evening it's clouded over and I suspect we are in for a cool and wet night.
The four lawns are superb (and very fast) and can be converted to 8 half-size lawns for social golf croquet.