Saturday, August 11, 2007

Croquet anyone?



Yesterday in the late afternoon, I played croquet at my neighbours, who live just down the beach from me. They have friends visiting at the moment from Australia, and we had such a good time. We finished the afternoon with what else but a Pimms on the lawn.

How civilised!!

20 comments:

Lizzy said...

As I read your post, I thought 'how civilised' and then realised that you had put it yourself. I work for the Army and an officer tried to teach us how to play in our lunch hour , but that was a long time ago

Old Wom Tigley said...

At one time that was played on the big lawn at Pole Bank Hall which you'e have now seen Jule's.

The bottom picture is excellent..

Rambling Round said...

Ah, croquet was one of my neighborhood's favorite games when we were growing up. I don't think anybody around here plays anymore.
Thank you for the glass of tea a the end of the fame!

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CaBaCuRl said...

Yep, that 3rd picture is so-o atmospheric of how I'd imagine croquet and Pimms on the lawn would be!

Jules said...

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Ann (MobayDP) said...

You can delete his comment I think jules if you click on the trash can under his comments.

I have never played croquet. In fact I have never even seen it played. It looks fun though. And that iced tea looks very refreshing ;0)

dr. filomena said...

Jules, this looks surreal to me :-) Great, though.... seems like you had a great time. Have a nice weekend.

oldmanlincoln said...

Croquet anyone? That says it all. It has changed a lot but remains the same game. A group called, "The Virginia Reunion" once met in a woods in the village where I was born. Each year, the man who owned the woods, John Hanes, would spruce-up his croquet court and when the reunion group arrived, ladies is large flowing dresses and gentlemen in suits and top hats would play croquet. I thought it was the single thing I would have to do when I grew up. Come back to John's and play croquet. Well, I also watched people take airplane rides from the field behind the woods and wished I could fly. I never did learn how to do that but I did learn how to play croquet like ladies and gentlemen. Your photograph reminds me so much of that time close to 70 years ago when the croquet court was edged with a concrete curb and the field was sand, packed hard by decades of weather and use.

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M.Benaut said...

This is so civilized; the playing of croquet. It was played in the summer Olympics in 1900 and I believe there is a team that plays at the South Pole.
My Pimms has frozen over, I can hear you say !
Thankfully, that won't happen in Rabaul.
Crikey ! You certainly live in a wonderland.

I Did love the comments of Monsieur le Président.

lv2scpbk said...

Nice photos. I forgot all about this game. We have one of these sets. Thanks for reminding me.

Jilly said...

Croquet and Pimms in Rabaul. The world is suddenly OK after all! Next I'll hear you play cricket...

travelphilippines said...

well i dont know how to play that game so i'll just have those refreshing ice tea.

Jules said...

ann - thanks I didn't think of that!!!

abraham - thanks for popping in and leaving all that wonderful information. The surface of our croquet was certainly not the best - uneven thick grass - we really had to belt it!!!!

barb - go dig it out and have a game - it is a good one to play in summer - the most energy you use is drinking the pimms later

m benaut - the Sth Pole - what a hoot - the sticks would need little woolly jackets - n'est ce pas???

Jamaican Girl said...

Just curious...is that your backyard with the beach?? I looked at some of the other pictures...PNG sure has a look of Jamaica.

Neva said...

Lawn croquet....not the little kids game....very fun. My brother in law in Maryland, USA....made his own court and travels around to play this. what a hoot. nice pictures of a fun afternoon....I didn't see any bugs on your shoes.....so a REALLY fun afternoon!

Erin said...

hahah.. looks very fun.

Jules said...

jamaican girl - that is my neighbour's lawn but my house is just down the beach from here
And yes - Jamaica is very much like PNG - I am looking forward to visitng your blog now. Ann and I visit each other everyday.

Kerry-Anne said...

The bottom picture is just gorgeous - so evocative of summer and long lazy afternoons... I've never played croquet actually, but it does indeed look very civilised. :)