T tried taking it off and putting it on the fence, in the hedge, on the blackboard - but no, sit on her it wanted to do, and that was that. We wish someone had been there with a video camera to film that bird. It was determined to join in. She had no option but to play with the bird on her head throughout the evening. Delivering a boule with a bird on your head must be a first!
Coach said ‘deliver, and FOLLOW THROUGH’. T delivered and kept her hand up ‘following through’, as instructed, and the bird thought this hand was for its benefit, so flew off the head and sat on the hand. It also tried to sit on T’s glasses. She got it to sit on the fence and went down to look at the layout of boules, only to find the bird scuttling along behind to take a look too!
Play was a bit hazardous because an incautious step and Bird could get trodden on, squashed, hit by a flying projectile …. We can only hope Bird finds another bird friend and flies away. (You will notice it has lost the ‘the’ and acquired a capital letter – it’s obviously here to stay. How long do these things live?).
But, against all the odds, she actually WON 2 games. L won the third rather convincingly. It must be lucky, having Bird sit on ones head, even without, thank goodness, the lucky parcel!
Afterwards - T with her hair in all directions because of Bird - joined G in the pub for a drink and supper, thoroughly bemused, but having had a very pleasant tine. She played quite well with the Bird on her head. If it’s there next week we must get some more pictures! Moving ones perhaps.
* See earlier post of 17 May for pictures of the Bird