Friday, 6 November 2009
I love our local bowling club. Once every couple of weeks the four of us go for a family meal at the 'Bowls and Bistro' restaurant. It's not Daylesford at its gourmet finest, but we don't care. The food is good, homely and filling. The decor is a bit daggy, but we like that. I like looking at the champions' boards. There is always at least one family celebrating a birthday or anniversary. It's the kind of place where my parents always took me and my sisters for special occasions. Last time we went to the Bowling Club, we won a bottle of wine in the raffle. Sometimes I can see us here, one day in the future, when the boys have long left home and are visiting us from uni or the city or wherever they live. Maybe with their own families. We'll go to the Bowling Club and have a large glass of house red, and sticky date pudding for afters. This is the kind of place where family memories are made, and I like that.