Monday, April 17, 2006

england diary: tea time and croquet

if you decide to visit the cotswolds, you must try the plough which is a cosy country inn located in clanfield, oxfordshire. you'll be housed in a gorgeous 16th century elizabethan manor and be treated to the most indulgent service by the staff, many of whom are young students from new zealand saving a few bucks before going off travelling again.

after tea and ginger biscuits, we tried croquet. though i've heard of this game, i didn't really know how it worked. now i do and it aint holding my interest. in fact, i think it's rather silly.

after hitting the ball with my mallet through the arched gates in the grass for about 2 minutes, i was thoroughly bored. at least golf has the thrill of driving the ball a few hundred yards. and then there's the beauty of the scenic course one chooses to play. i just don't get the attraction of croquet!

trust the english to create a sport out of this with strict rules and all!


Blogger Gata said...

Sounds fantastic...I love your blog!

7:57 pm  
Blogger Vineela said...

I liked ur blog .Its so informative.

1:15 am  
Blogger Sury said...

Must give you credit for such an honest, unabashed, and may I say, uncolonial view of croquet. I had a chuckle reading it. You've got to give it to them for inventing games that are played in lush green fields though. So this could just be an excuse to get outdoors and soak in some natural air.

2:54 pm  
Blogger Mahek said...

i love your blog and now i need some advice from you my sister is going to london only for 10 days and she wants me to tell her what she should get from there to india
so can you tell me what she should get in food items which are not available or very expensive in india will any sauces be good and are they allowed on the flight or is there some hand operated appliance which she can carry for me which is quite unigue and resonable.

9:10 am  
Blogger Lulu said...

thanks for all the comments, folks. been out of pocket for a week now as i was on the road constantly and at work more than 12 hours a day. back to blogging now. yeah!

hi mahek,
your sister should definitely visit a store called fortnum & mason from where she can pick up all sorts of exotic foods for you. truffle oil, marmalade made from sevilla oranges, stuffed olives and perhaps some nice cheeses are waht i would ask her to pick up for you.

10:01 pm  

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