Friday, March 17, 2017

Petanque in Trentham

Thursday is Petanque day in the Trentham Town Square. Our numbers are growing as you can see by the amount of balls we have!!!! I believe we had about 12 Trenthamite Pertanquers with a few onlookers.

A few of us really immersed ourselves into the French flavour today by riding our VeloSolex bikes to the square this morning. 

The town square is just across from the local watering hole - the Cosmopolitan Hotel.
The Cosmo in recent years has been renovated after many years of being out of service due to a fire that started in the kitchen. Today it is very popular with both tourists and locals.

Above are three of our players contemplating  the situation. They look resplendent in their "where's Wally" shirts while "Farmer John" adjudicates the scoring.

Seriously though, we don't take ourselves very seriously and its a chance for us to get together and share a few laughs. With five cafes in town we tend to rotate around them for our after game coffee.


  1. Love petanque but we seldom seem to play it. Enjoy and have a great weekend Diane

    1. Diane, Sue bought me a set of Petanque set so we could practice at home - it really is a very social game.
      As for wishing us a great weekend, like you and Nigel, every day is a weekend in retirement. Say hello to the big fellow for us.


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