I used to be indecisive…

…but now I'm not so sure

Friday letters – the non-grumpy edition


Dear pickleball,  You are a completely new sport to me, but you look like something that might be fun.  I’ve had two beginner’s lessons so far but haven’t quite got the hang of hitting the ball with control.  It doesn’t respond in the way that I am used to it responding in tennis, or squash, nor does it fly like a shuttlecock off a badminton racket.  I am going to persevere though, because there seems to be quite popular here (amongst people of a certain age…).

Dear local supermarket,  I just want to say thank you for always being cheerful at the checkout, and how much I appreciate having someone there to pack my bags for me.

Dear local coffee shop,  I really enjoyed the live music last Friday evening.  The sign said it was going to be Jazz, and that can come in many forms.  Luckily it was the smooth variety, played on two guitars with a drum accompaniment, and was just loud enough to be able to hear it, but not to make it difficult to chat.  The accompanying iced coffee was rather nice too.

Dear dog beach,  On our most recent walk last weekend, we saw the interesting sight of dogs on paddle boards. I couldn’t decide if the owners were only on the paddle boards while the dogs learned how to do it themselves, or whether the dogs were always going to be passengers, enjoying the ride.  Is this bringing a new meaning to the phrase ‘doggy paddle’?

Dear self,  A whole set of Friday letters and not a grumpy one amongst them.  Goodness.

Poor quality I’m afraid, but it’s the dogs on paddle boards.


Have a good Friday everyone.


18 thoughts on “Friday letters – the non-grumpy edition

  1. What’s pickleball? I’ve never heard of it.

    Aww, doggies 😀

  2. I’ve never heard of pickleball either, but I’m never one for any ball sports. That coffee shop with the smooth jazz sounds marvelous. 🙂

  3. I think you will need to elaborate on the pickleball game for us, Elaine. I don’t know of it either. I love music in the background that you don’t need to shout over to make yourself heard.

  4. Looks like we are all in a pickle over pickleball. 😀
    Perhaps that is it. You toss pickled onions over a net.

  5. like others, now I have to google pickleball. I’ve heard of it but have no idea what it is.

    I haaaaaaaaate that so few grocery stores bag the groceries now. Even when I go to Ralph’s, I seem to have some weird juju that causes the designated grocery bagger to wonder off to another lane and leave me to it myself. But since so few are trained to bag properly (cold items together, chemicals separate from food, etc), maybe that’s for the best. My grocery compliment would be TraderJoe’s playing 80s new wave music.

    Most of the people I know who like to SUP, routinely bring their dog as a passenger.

    Thanks for a nice post.

  6. Doggy paddle! Tee hee! Tough day of tennis here today. Happy weekend Elaine xx

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