The snow wasn’t deep or crisp or even but 13 hardy players from Huddersfield Petanque club braved the cold weather last sunday to play with their boules. They mulled over the prospect with a glass of wine and a mince pie then decided to give snow boules a try.
It wasn’t easy. The boules looked a lot like the silver balls that are sprinkled over Royal icing on Christmas cakes, the jack became lost in mini snowdrifts and the boules didn’t play as normal but they all enjoyed themselves and after a couple of hours went home to warm up.
Forecast for next Sunday’s melee is much better.