Day 4 – Tier 2 (not that we’re counting on anything)

Starting with some sad news on this wet and grey morning.

Carol Bottright lost her battle with the brain tumour which was diagnosed in August.  A very elegant lady with a certain aura about her who you could not fail to like.  In turn, she exuded a great warmth towards everyone she met.  She had not been playing bowls all that long but found a natural bent for the indoor game and was not averse to a bit of bantering and laughter on and off the indoor green. I know Carol’s roll up friends will miss her.

Her daughter emailed to say that Carol’s bowls had been left to the club, which was a really kind gesture.    We send her daughter and family our deepest sympathies.

On a more positive note, Ray P had a successful op last week and George H is now home after a short spell in hospital but he must have enjoyed his stay so much, he’s heading off there again this morning.  Get well George!  We’re thinking of you.

Book Reviews

Anybody have any recommendations for a book they’ve enjoyed that others might like too?  Now the nights are drawing in, it’s a good chance to curl up with a good book, until we get back on the green.

I recently finished The Thursday Murder Club by Richard Osman.  The writing wasn’t how I expected it.  I don’t really know what I was expecting, except perhaps more longer words!  Anyway, it was a good read and interesting plot with strong characters.  It revolved around a residential care home, so maybe something we are looking forward to!  It was a good pace and had some very good laughs in it too.  I’m not giving anything away here!

4* from me.



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  1. Jonathan Horner (Teddington B.C.) says:

    A big thank you to Dawn and everyone else who is keeping us up to date and trying to get things moving. Here’s hoping that we’ll be playing again soon.

    Trying to stay positive, I should be collecting a set of Almark Arrow indoor bowls tomorrow which I’ve bought on eBay. My outdoor bowls have too large a bias which means I can only play on one hand with them on rinks 1 and 4. Many thanks to Laurence for advice on this and to Terry for letting me try playing with his Vector VS spare bowls.

    If you’re looking for a really entertaining and exciting read, I recommend trying either Ken Follett or Robert Goddard.

    • Dawn Slaughter says:

      Ooh, new bowls. That’s very exciting! We are still discussing the best way of getting you all back playing even with restrictions, then you’ll be able to try your bowls out on all four rinks!
      Thanks for the book author tips too.

  2. richard william hermitage says:

    Very sad about Carol.A Kind and gentle soul and will be missed amongst the roll up crew.On a brighter note Dawn Two of my fav. reads are The man who planted trees by Jean Giono and The Heaven of Mercury by Brad Watson.although these may hard to find.
    Side note re. the situation and beer/cider stocks.If the situation does`nt change regarding restrictions then we have some stock which may go out of date.I have looked online and 4 pint containers can be purchased for a reasonable sum(48p plus delivery)and we could deliver to interested members who are by now getting withdrawal symptons.A beer/cider round would`nt that be fun or am I having a lockdown moment.Cheers to all Richard

    • Dawn Slaughter says:

      Thanks, Richard.
      I hope you are staying well. A pint of cider sounds good and I hope that we will be back at the Club before the stocks go out of date! The tip about the containers is very useful.
      The Man Who Planted Trees and The Heaven of Mercury are both available from that online store which sells just about everything nowadays. Various formats and prices! Naked cartwheels? Hmmm. Clothed cartwheels? In the past maybe!

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