While away an unseasonably warm autumn afternoon with these lively outdoor pastimes
It is the jeu de choix for octogenarian French folk – so clearly a game for all ages.
Why we love it It smacks of balmy evenings in the Jardin des Tuileries, and those boules make such a satisfying ‘clunk’ when you make a lucky strike. Don’t expect quite the same dignity with toddlers in charge.
The downside A pétanque on your toe is a truly painful thing.
Our favourite Jaques Chrome Steel Boules Set from John Lewis.
Credit crunch optionThrowing rolled up socks of different colours at a target. The perfect renaissance for all those odd stray socks.
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