I can understand that, but he joined in playing bowls and we had a great time. He was pretty good at it. I remember thinking that lawn bowls looked terribly boring and something only old people did. But it has had a resurgence here on a big scale and many young people are getting involved.
The game was fun, my bowling improved with each go and I left there thinking that it might be fun to go again.
The next morning we were up early to go for a tank ride that I had organised in October as a birthday present for K.
When we got there we were able to include S as well. I mean, it is something pretty exciting for a ten year old kid to do (and an older one as well).
Here it was coming into park. Big and noisy. Just fantastic. They are busy every weekend and they also do trainer driver courses for Ferrets and some other big things.
It was twenty minutes of noise and dust.
It made me think of young men who are fighting in places where their lives are at risk. We can sit in this for fun, stand up and look around with not a worry about being shot at. No bombs, no gun fire, no oppressive heat and the adrenalin rushing through a young man's body when things go wrong.
We are quite lucky.