Croquet in the city:

Following calls from members at the Schuman-Oval cricket event to hold a croquet sequel, permission was obtained from the mayor’s office for a band of croqueteers to gather on the well-tended lawns of Parc Pescatore.

Gently punted along by the chimes of the gothic chapel and dancing fountains framing the lawn, and with the melodic clink of champagne flutes, a charming game was played with interventions from the young, very young and slightly older alike.

Special thanks goes out to the Dedenbach family for bringing along the croquet gear, and to  Najat Skeate for bringing cake. 🙂

What a lovely scene in the park
Never too young to learn
Not easy with grass that long!

Text and photos: Rakesh Bhana