Today I went to a bbq with friends at
the site of the old plague hospital Pallarenda. The weather was lovely and warm (if windy) and we played frisbee, volleyball and beach cricket. The kite surfers (or whatever they call themselves) were out in force. The food and drink were great as was the company. No pictures, though – the camera stayed in the car. Lots of families were out, most likely celebrating Father’s Day (happy Father’s Day, Dad).
It was a last minute decision to head out there today and it got me to thinking – it was so easy to organise and so much fun, so why is it I do things like this so rarely?? But no longer – soon a group of us will be organising a ‘progressive sports day’ – where we move from one person’s house to another’s. The agenda will include an early morning swim, followed by cricket, frisbee, volleyball, bocce/petanque (I don’t care if they are the same thing or not – at our playing level it won’t matter) and then my favourite, totem tennis (although as I recall from my childhood, totem tennis can leave some colourful bruises). Delicious food and beverages will be served at each place. The volleyball will be at my house. After I remove all the bindiis. Can’t wait!!