...squash, badminton, cricket, lacrosse, hockey, boxing, rugby, table tennis, fishing, trampolining, swimming, running, football, baseball,cycling, fencing, rowing, sailing?
An audit of the understairs cupboard, the garage and a little used umbrella stand,
unearthed evidence of all of the above sports having been tried,
and largely abandoned.
My display represents only a fraction of the equipment that has been bought over the years.
None of it was wasted.
We may not have been the sportiest of families, but at least we had a go
and had some pretty good fun too.
The fishing may well be resurrected, sailing is on the cards this summer
for one of us in Turkey
and I have started running again.
Walking is still loved by the whole family
and table football, a wild purchase for Christmas 2002
has been a source of endless hilarity,
even though I do sometimes bemoan its bulk
in what would otherwise be quite an elegant room.
It stands silent this colourless mid-afternoon,
like all the things in Where's Patsy?,
waiting for people to come home from work in New York,
school and university.