Thursday, September 9, 2010

On a hot summer night...

we sat waiting outside...everyone with climbing-legs got onto the wall and kept vigil..... for the arrival of papa with the table tennis table! (He is always 'papa' to the animals, who are both considered to speak French.)
The cat was hastily moved out of the way - he has a bad history with reversing cars.
And in came our new (to us) ping pong table, bought from a local vendor over the internet.
It may have arrived late, but we had to play.

And Son 2 has just had his first session at the town Ping Pong Club - it's his chosen sport for this year! He is very satisfied, and it's wonderful to watch the dedicated teachers working with the children. Lots of broken left arms - I wonder if they've been enrolled because it's the only sport they can play whilst in plaster?

j

And yes, of course I grew up on Jim Steinman and Meat Loaf!

4 comments:

carol at home said...

Oh you are going to have such fun with that!

Serenata said...

What fun! If only we had room for one. I bet you will all get a lot of use out of it.

Autumn Mist said...

That's fantastic. I love table tennis, it's one of very few sports I can actually play. Played it in the pitch dark once on holiday when we had a power cut! Maybe you can teach the cat to play, too.

bad penny said...

ooh we played a lot of Ping Pong when we were growing up - had a Folding table tennis table lid which we laid on our kitchen table - have often thought of getting one for my children .

Have fun - funny to think of all those broken arms !