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starting bowls

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campodol Fri 24-Apr-15 20:50:46

i was 70 last month and am just taking up a new sport, bowling ...anyone else doing anything new , went shopping today and kitted myself out in my grey and white (uniformwink) and it put a spring in my step ( feel quite excited)so just wanted to share it with my gransnetters

tanith Fri 24-Apr-15 21:21:24

I went for my first pedicure today it was amazing and very relaxing.

My OH's bowls season starts this weekend campodol and he's very excited at the thought of another season of competition he loves it. Good luck with your new hobby.

campodol Fri 24-Apr-15 21:25:48

thanks tanith, bit nervous but looking forward to it , really pleased you enjoyed your pedicure, hope thats going to be a regular treat for you

grrrranny Fri 24-Apr-15 22:02:03

I started bowls last season and, although I am not very good, it is very relaxing as you can't think of anything other than the game so for a couple of hours worries are banished. I hope you really enjoy it.

campodol Fri 24-Apr-15 22:18:53

thanks grrrany, sounds like you enjoy it , great

GreatauntieLinda Tue 22-Sep-15 15:03:04

How did you get on campodol with the bowling?

I have taken up this sport this morning with my first visit to the local indoor bowling club. Everyone was very friendly, welcoming and understood when I said I had never lifted a bowl in my life.

I was given a pair of bowls to practice with on my own long mat. Going back on Thursday morning. I did find it very good exercise. It also gets me out of the house.

Teetime Tue 22-Sep-15 17:05:16

Well done campo. My husband is a Bowls coach and is regularly finding and signing up new members. He always points out that Bowls can accommodate all shapes and sizes, ages and abilities and they have adaptions for disabled bowlers. I think the great thing is that is all year round and in the warm and dry. Our Bowls club is very large with a very large well used restaurant so we are very lucky. I don't play as I'm still bashing away at golf. When that comes to an end I may give it a try. Good luck with it. flowers

Greyduster Tue 22-Sep-15 19:20:13

We were visited by my sister in law this weekend. She is 78, crippled with back and leg pain, but she still plays competitive bowls several times a week and refuses to give it up. It is her passion! I tried it a few times, but it didn't really appeal to me. I like to watch others play though. Hope you enjoy your bowling, Campodol!