Chess on grass hits Kew Beach green

When Pippa Middleton plays croquet, she enjoys the sound of ice clinking in a cup of Pimm’s. Writing in Vanity Fair last month, the madly-hatted sister of the Duchess of Cambridge made the 1850s English pastime sound every bit as refined as its nickname: “chess on grass.” But here in the Beach is another kind […]

My Toronto includes streetcars and croquet

There are many things I like about Toronto and my list most definitely includes the streetcar. There is a westbound stop across from where I and The Wife reside, and it can get mighty chilly on a cold winter morning while waiting for the vehicle to arrive. Then just when all seems lost the noble […]

Glenn Cochrane: Croquet tournament is a hit at Kew Cottage

I and the Wife and a host of other dedicated volunteers are poised to add another chapter to this area’s storied athletic history. It doesn’t have the smash-mouth reputation of three-down football or six-person hockey, but on the other hand participants need clear eyes, steady hands and a willingness to take a gamble. I am […]