Sometimes good sense leaves me and I go just that little bit too far and I know that I'm by no means alone in that. Anyway since my last post I've spent almost no time in Blogland but I've had a guest and I've been playing in an Association Croquet Tournament I'd agreed to play in ages ago. It's a local area one and being held, conveniently for me, at the club I play at.
This is where being sensible and I parted company. Sensible would have felt his sore and crackling ribs and pulled out. Me? I played. I've discovered something when it comes to cracked ribs. In order of pain the following things are to be avoided: sneezing, coughing, hiccuping or burping, playing long croquet roll shots and then laughing. It goes without saying that turning over in bed (assuming the analgesics and brandy deaden things enough for you to get to sleep in the first place which, for the record, they did for me) will cause you to wake (and possibly wake everyone else as well).
So after two days undefeated I played in the final and lost to the better player 17:13. They were very enjoyable days. They were very sore days and Sensible eventually managed to persuade me to pull out of the event being played today and tomorrow. Another 16+ hours would have been a step too far. So today and tomorrow I shall be catching up with things in general and Blogland in particular. It's a shame in some ways because it's 35℃ as on the deck with a slightly cooler breeze as I type this and I'd love to be on the lawns. Mais, c'est la vie.
So hopefully before this afternoon is over I shall have a few more photographs from Australia with which to regale you.