Embracing the country lifestyle we played a short summer season of Croquet. The Croquet ground is on the banks of the river. I have always fancied playing Croquet, from scenes in movies of women in long gowns with stunning hats. It evokes a sense of a gentle, elegant sport. The reality is quite different, how they managed to play in all those layers in the intense Australian heat is incredible. We played in the early evening and it was still so hot.