The Aunt Sally piste was very soft and the shooters kept burying the cochonet (the rules say "if you can see the cochonnet from the circle it remains in play. If you can't, then the jack is 'dead'. If both teams have boules left to play the end is void. If only one team has boules left, that team scores as many points as boules that remain. If neither team have boules in hand, the end is void.") So each game took a bit longer than usual!The petanque piste, on the other hand, was very hard and, if a boule was delivered too strongly, it rolled and rolled and rolled, sometimes under the out of bounds table.T's doublette team lost to the newboy shotter and his very new partner, but won her tete-a-tete game.
The bird, (a young collared-dove) was there again watching. As soon as everyone crowded round to look at it, it flew and sat on each person's head in turn. It obviously likes heads. G was the only one who nearly got the lucky parcel! It oviously doesn't eat out of hands, because when it was offered some cracked corn it pecked the fingers! (Columbidae are supposed to be a bit dim,or not, depending from your view point).
G is a 'conventional' bowls player and is playing a match on Tuesday – Presidents vs Captains and since he is Captain of the Kennet League, he's in. They must all wear Red White and Blue (Queen's Jubilee, you see) so he will be wearing his wife's red t-shirt, the floral hippie pants she made him for a 60's fancy dress party (they have some blue in them) and a white cap. Should raise a laugh he says. Then they will have a jolly tea – everyone contributes something – he will get his wife to make make his favourite some mini quiche lorraines (little pies, he calls them). They usually go like hot cakes. But we will go to Wallingford Sports Park (10 till 1.00) for a game of petanque first, without the dressing up though!