Comments on: Olive Us: Pétanque http://www.designmom.com/2013/10/olive-us-petanque/ The Intersection of Design & Motherhood Tue, 30 Sep 2014 14:25:24 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.5.1 By: Christy http://www.designmom.com/2013/10/olive-us-petanque/comment-page-1/#comment-764494 Christy Mon, 21 Oct 2013 03:56:53 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=41944#comment-764494 The recent influx of families from the French-speaking African country of Togo brought this game to our small Midwest town. It is one of their favorites and there are several very beautiful sets of pétanque balls that I’ve seen in use. One of our friends has promised to teach us how to play soon!

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By: Mandy http://www.designmom.com/2013/10/olive-us-petanque/comment-page-1/#comment-763419 Mandy Sat, 19 Oct 2013 10:42:36 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=41944#comment-763419 Yes! As an American who loves pétanque, I enjoy seeing others Americans learning to play and spreading the word about how fun it is. I served part of my LDS mission on the French island of La Réunion and have such great memories of p-days spend learning to play pétanque. After I came home, I talked about it so much that my boyfriend (now husband) secretly looked the game up online and ordered an authentic French pétanque set to surprise me with on Valentine’s day! That set has been well-used and is a family favorite–I don’t think my kids even realize that not all American families keep a pétanque set in the trunk of their car so they can play it whenever the opportunity presents itself!

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By: Jordan http://www.designmom.com/2013/10/olive-us-petanque/comment-page-1/#comment-762836 Jordan Fri, 18 Oct 2013 22:10:54 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=41944#comment-762836 I love this one. Charming.

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By: Barchbo http://www.designmom.com/2013/10/olive-us-petanque/comment-page-1/#comment-762406 Barchbo Fri, 18 Oct 2013 15:16:16 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=41944#comment-762406 So fun! I love the clothes!

I think petanque is so much fun! I am trying in vain to persuade my husband to put a petanque area in our backyard.

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By: Robin http://www.designmom.com/2013/10/olive-us-petanque/comment-page-1/#comment-762029 Robin Fri, 18 Oct 2013 09:17:53 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=41944#comment-762029 Thanks for being so concerned about us overseas viewers!

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By: Sarah http://www.designmom.com/2013/10/olive-us-petanque/comment-page-1/#comment-761953 Sarah Fri, 18 Oct 2013 06:48:01 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=41944#comment-761953 Thank you so much for reposting the episodes! Living in France, I couldn’t wait to see them!!!
They are all lovely as usual!!!

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By: Marille http://www.designmom.com/2013/10/olive-us-petanque/comment-page-1/#comment-761479 Marille Fri, 18 Oct 2013 00:03:41 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=41944#comment-761479 This was really delightful! I especially loved the dapper, experienced precision with which that man carved out the standing space with his heel; it spoke to years of experience playing a game he loves. Also, where did you get that pullover Ralph was wearing? I want one for myself!

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By: sarah http://www.designmom.com/2013/10/olive-us-petanque/comment-page-1/#comment-761453 sarah Thu, 17 Oct 2013 23:50:28 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=41944#comment-761453 On Bastille Day, my neighborhood in Brooklyn closes off the main street, fills it with sand, and holds a petanque tournament. So much fun!

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By: Jen http://www.designmom.com/2013/10/olive-us-petanque/comment-page-1/#comment-761439 Jen Thu, 17 Oct 2013 23:28:12 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=41944#comment-761439 Oh, this brings back such great memories of the time my husband and I have spent in Paris! It’s such fun–starting a game in any park pretty much guarantees that you’ll meet some new people who wander over to join in. We just bought a home and are already plotting to put a court in the backyard. Superb!

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By: dunski http://www.designmom.com/2013/10/olive-us-petanque/comment-page-1/#comment-761330 dunski Thu, 17 Oct 2013 21:37:34 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=41944#comment-761330 Dankä! Merci! Tak! Thank you! Now my favorite episode is “meet Olive us!” I love it.

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By: Allison http://www.designmom.com/2013/10/olive-us-petanque/comment-page-1/#comment-761302 Allison Thu, 17 Oct 2013 21:08:48 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=41944#comment-761302 I live in Detroit, MI and right outside of my apartment building there is a little gravel petanque court and people play every day (except in the winter) at lunch time.

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By: Ivonne http://www.designmom.com/2013/10/olive-us-petanque/comment-page-1/#comment-761298 Ivonne Thu, 17 Oct 2013 21:04:51 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=41944#comment-761298 Yeah!!!

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By: Lee http://www.designmom.com/2013/10/olive-us-petanque/comment-page-1/#comment-761291 Lee Thu, 17 Oct 2013 20:55:29 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=41944#comment-761291 I am so glad that you guys decided to do a video on this. I am a Canadian living in France and see people playing this game everywhere. When the “courts” are full they play in the gravel parking lot just beside it. I love seeing the social aspect of the game and my 3 year old daughter loves to watch. Of course I am also grateful that I can now see the OliveUs videos here in France. Thank you for making that happen!

PS Gabby – most of my Christmas gifts that I am bringing home to Canada are based on your recommendations! Thanks for all of your posts…..especially about Nuxe oil. I love that stuff!

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By: Helen http://www.designmom.com/2013/10/olive-us-petanque/comment-page-1/#comment-761289 Helen Thu, 17 Oct 2013 20:41:03 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=41944#comment-761289 I’m from England where cricket is very popular. In ’85 we visited the U.S. and played cricket on the beach with a plastic set of wickets and bat. All the Americans were watching and pointing – it just made my uncles enjoy it even more!

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By: mart http://www.designmom.com/2013/10/olive-us-petanque/comment-page-1/#comment-761287 mart Thu, 17 Oct 2013 20:31:57 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=41944#comment-761287 YES YES YES!! thank you Gabrielle! finally we can see the video from outside the US :) :)

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