June 2, 2010

Petanque in Antwerp, Belgium

Telepathy? Tonight - out of the blue - I wanted to see what's going in Antwerp, my old hometown, and - pure coincidence - on the front page of Gazet van Antwerpen was this story:

The animators in a local retirement home want to introduce petanque, so even those in a wheelchair can compete on equal footing. With a bit of wine, baguettes and cheese for the atmosphere. Everyone loved it and the home is now convinced they need to convert part of the lawn into simple plain dirt, for even more fun. It's "in the pipeline" - the reporters are told.
When interviewed, the lady in the wheelchair says: "First time in my life I played this game. And I won!"

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