Monday, March 18, 2013

Playing Croquet.

In England  Father made two very good friends from Gibraltar, John Sciaculga and Albert Traverso. He said they just clicked, a Chinaman and two white men. They often played Croquet.

Croquet has a reputation for being a genteel game for garden parties and picnics. I saw pictures of Victorian ladies playing croquet and I felt embarrassed  that Father played croquet. 

He explained it was  a fiercely competitive game of skill, precision and strategy for teams or individuals.  

It was only in 2011, that I had a chance to play croquet. In deed it wasn't easy to play, far from being a genteel ladies' game. Here, you see me with my Kai Ma and Kai siblings in Christchurch, New Zealand.

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