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!