NJBB stands for 'Netherlands Jeu de Boules Bond', as the term "jeu de boules" is still more common in Holland than "petanque". Then again, the Dutch are used to adopting foreign words into their own daily lingo: such as "überhaupt", "sowieso", "meeting", "single", "tireren" or "portefeuille"...
But what struck me right away is the photo on their front page:
That's the sign of Lamorinda Petanque in Lafayette, California, and I took that picture when I visited them two years ago!
I honestly can't blame them for borrowing it. Lafayette does indeed have one of the most appealing public play areas in
Here's my report from May 2008.
Update June 2:
The photo has been changed to a more typical Dutch scene.