I’m sure everyone has their own feelings about what makes a perfect summers day for them. A little like a unique and bespoke summer ‘secret sauce’. The perfect combination of ingredients that just make you relax, unwind and go “ahhhhhhhh…..”.
My summer secret sauce.
So here are ‘my’ ingredients:
- Cricket. (Playing it on a beach, watching it at a local park or even just having it on in the background on TV or on the radio.)
‘Number 3’ is probably not an essential item and when in isolation isn’t so important to me. However when it combines with the cogs of friendship and sunshine it can easily transcend a day into the sublime. At least for me. It’s fair to say I’m pretty low-key and laid back which ironically is exactly what I love to do on a grassy bank at the cricket.
In Summery (Not misspelled)
Here is a gallery of what I am trying to allude to above. A restful day spent in the company of friends under the welcoming shade of some venerable old trees. Conversation was the hero but the cricket was the soundtrack.
The sound of ball hitting willow, excited team mates encouraging each other and the occasional applause emanating from the smattering of other onlookers was cathartic.
A day in a local park in inner city Melbourne. Sunshine, friendship and cricket. My perfect summer triumvirate. As simple as it was pleasurable.
Just another example of the fact that you don’t have to travel far to Escape Ordinary!
Sunshine, Friendship & Cricket. A Gallery.
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