Sunday, 9 August 2020. During these times of coronavirus the Handels have taken up badminton for combined exercise and recreation. And happily we have a number of open spaces within our five-kilometre lockdown radius in which to practise our new sport. One such is Yarraville’s Beaton Reserve, a lovely suburban park with a number of distinct spaces and plenty of room for everyone. The Handels’ badminton exploits tend to elicit comments from curious passers-by, especially younger ones, who wonder what on earth it is that we are doing. Their parents, who seem to admire our efforts, inform them accordingly.