Off to trouble someone else today

I have never played Tennis in my life. Badminton, yes, when I was young. I got into the groove pretty quick when Mr. M and I started playing weekly Badminton here in the UK. I felt that I was OK, not professional in any way, but I got my workout done and when we had a couple of matches, I won đŸ˜‰

Mr. M had played Tennis in his younger years. He was very keen on trying it out again. So we decided to invest in some good beginners Tennis racquets even though I don’t know ABC of the game. Last week, just before Easter, we played our first Tennis match. There were 4 courts in the ground. We chose the one with the fence on our right. Unfortunately, the court next to us was occupied by Tennis players who were trying to perfect their skill. This being my first match, I had to learn how to serve and all through the hour my serves and my shots were going into their court (there wasn’t any net or barriers between the courts as we had during in our badminton court). One time the fellow next court had two balls coming towards him and since the balls all looked very similar he wasn’t sure which one to hit đŸ˜† I am sure they were frustrated after a while, but they carried on like champs and made sure to throw us our balls back every time it went to their court and it was ‘all the time’.

By the end of the hour, I somehow managed to find that grip that will not let my ball go over the fence (which happened twice) or to the next court. It was exhausting and it cost me double the effort I put in Badminton. But it was good. So we decided to torture another set of tennis pros today with my amateurish skills and test their resilience and patience đŸ˜‰ Off we go to our second Tennis match. Weather is a bit cloudy and slightly windy so we can blame it on the weather if my serve sends the balls off to our neighbor’s courts.

Fingers crossed!

WPC : Earth 

Earth and Sky, Woods and Fields, Lakes and Rivers, the Mountains and the Sea, are excellent schoolmasters, and teach some of us more than we can ever learn from books ” – John Lubbock

Took this photograph using my phone when we were chilling out on the beach in Brighton on Saturday.  We only saw half a ring while we were lying down on the beach. So I decided to take a couple of them using my DSLR which didn’t come out very well at least not as close to this one. Ironically, this one was taken with my eyes almost closed because of the brightness of the Sun. I think I got lucky that day with my phone.

Wordless Wednesday 

Happy Festival Weekend

Happy Vishu and Tamil New Year (Belated…it was on Friday)

Happy Easter! 

Finally, ready to have my dark chocolate egg breaking my #Dechox fast! It wasn’t as difficult as I thought it would be. It might have been if I had given up on sugar totally. Wouldn’t mind doing it again next year đŸ˜‰