Last week, Dad and Iris picked me up to give me a peek at Dad’s bowling club as well as take me shopping and to lunch. The Sunday before, at their house, I commented that I had no idea what the game looked like or how it was played.

The object of the game is to deliver bowls closer to the jack (the small white ball) than your opponent to earn the right to score points. The player or team with the closest bowl to the jack earns one point, or “shot,” for each bowl closer to the jack than the nearest opponent bowl.

The interesting feature about bowls is that they are not exactly symmetrical — one side is more rounded than the other, causing the bowl to curve to one side as it slows down. I watched as some ladies were playing and it looked like they weren’t going to even come close, but sure enough, it did curve, although this very day, wind was an issue. I was also told that there is no spin made on the bowl with wrist action.

So that was something new. I didn’t have my camera with me, so I just grabbed the above shot with my cell phone.

The same happened when John and I went to the markets today. I wanted to see if the prices were lower than the supermarkets and indeed, there were items a lot cheaper.

Some of the prices were cheaper by half.

Anyway, I HAD to get out my cell phone again, when I saw THIS:

Ostrich eggs!!!!! Sure didn’t expect that.

John picking out some peas for his lunches this coming week.

On a side note, I will be using my cell phone now for more than just taking photos. I managed to get unlock my phone, get a sim card for Australia, and buy minutes for my phone here. It now also has the correct time. :)