Mallets and Arches

Seeing out the summer with croquet

We ended our summer season with our annual croquet tournament, once again kindly hosted by our members Mike and Maria Stott at their home at Crystal Bay.

The setting was idyllic, the weather perfect, and the Ottawa River provided an uncharacteristically calming backdrop.

“Alice thought she had never seen such a curious croquet-ground in her life; it was all ridges and furrows; the balls were live hedgehogs, the mallets live flamingoes, and the soldiers had to double themselves up and to stand on their hands and feet, to make the arches.”
Lewis Carroll, Christ Church 1849

As always, the croquet itself was played with far more verve and style than talent or skill.

It was, above all, a lovely afternoon of committed relaxation and fellowship, and we were especially delighted to welcome new and prospective members.

Author: Oxford University Society in Ottawa

Oxonians and friends of Oxford University in Canada's National Capital Region

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