my very best wishes for a Happy New Year to you too ! i have just been through your mail, it’s fantastic the mass of info you give to all of us around here and the way it is displayed, so catchy !
vice-présidente et enseignante de Ze CAT & Co
Galien Avezou 14th July 2013
Merci beaucoup pour la publicité de l’hôtel America! Really nicely done too!
Quite interesting to read all these articles about France from a english point of view!
Here summer is at its high and heat finally arrived!
I hope everything is fine with you.
A bientôt et merci encore!
Hôtel AMERICA, 16 rue Notre Dame, 06400 CANNES - France
Ian Morris 1st July 2013
I am always interested in seeing Mon OC but regret to say your article on “Boules” in the latest edition is incorrect and misleading.
The game is never played with 4 boules per person; it has always been a mystery to me why boules are sold in sets of 4 or 8. A team can consist of 1, 2 or 3 players, not more. A team of one or two players plays with 3 boules each; a team of 3 players 2 boules each.
The official rules say that the boules used by any one player must all be marked in the same way and be of the same weight and diameter. There are strict weight and diameter criteria for boules used in competitions – which is worth knowing if you want to play in “competitions”.
A handy description of the rules can be found at http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pétanque#Playing_the_game.
I hope this is helpful.
Ian Morris Hérault resident and past president Leatherhead Petanque Club, GB.