I'm joining Quilting in My Pyjamas for Favourite Things Friday.
So please go on over to her blog and join us too.
Today my favourite thing is
The first time I ever heard of Mahjong was in an Agatha Christie book.
Miss Marple was playing Mahjong and immediately I wanted to learn how to play it but I had never heard of anyone who did play it.
It remained in the back of my mind over the years as something on my bucket list.
I just knew that I would love it ...
and when I was planning my retirement it was on my definite to do list.
Imagine my excitement when I saw that the local Uniting Church advertised Mahjong on a Friday morning.
Now , dear blogland friends, I realised that the ladies who would be playing Mahjong at the church would be older ladies and I was right. Most of them were in their seventies and eighties and there were even a couple in their nineties but they graciously welcomed me into the group and were happy to teach me this wonderful game that many of them had been playing for many years.
I've been playing Mahjong now for three years.
Friday morning sees me off to Mahjong with my book packed in my bag along with my bits of paper to help me remember all the hands.
I LOVE IT !!
Nowadays I have a new group of friends there who are more my age but I often play with the older ladies who are all delightful, happy, joyful people
and boy can they play Mahjong!
I'm so grateful to them for taking me into their group and teaching me to play.