Croquet

Anyone for Croquet?

Croquet has long been a quintessential part of the English summer, the first sign of warmer weather and in certain quarters the hoops are up across a specially trimmed lawn. Largely played for fun on a lazy afternoon accompanied by a refreshing and cool drink, Croquet is in fact a serious sport with RULES. Our beautiful Jaques set does contain said rules, but we are more than happy for you to negotiate the Flamingoes and have some fun.

Yes we did say Flamingoes – see below for a bit of background – oh but ours are not real!

Alice’s adventures in Wonderland “The chief difficulty Alice found at first was in managing her flamingo: she succeeded in getting its body tucked away, comfortably enough, under her arm, with its legs hanging down, but generally, just as she had got its neck nicely straightened out, and was going to give the hedgehog a blow with its head, it would twist itself round and look up in her face, with such a puzzled expression that she could not help bursting out laughing…”