Today I spent an amazing spring day at Mt Broughton Golf and Country Club. I caught up with Dave, Frank W, Frank P, Matt, Don and a few other golfers, played nine, watched half the AFL grand final (Hawks could do no wrong) and whacked some balls with Dave on the range.
It was great being back at my first ever golf club and it was interesting to note that on some holes my club selection has improved one or two clubs. My short game was really good even with the cored and sanded greens. I was a little directionally challenged on a couple of holes and I was only just off the fairway but managed to lose my ball in the thick clover. Hidden in plain sight I am sure as I found a couple of balls in the clover, just not mine.
I arrived in Sydney last Thursday and this week for the first time in nearly twelve months I have worked five days in a row.
I am working on a feature film (a survival thriller set in the Australian bush) and am doing production assistant and running. I love it. Doing a bit of everything from sourcing crash vehicles to location scouting and driving actors to rehearsals. I will be on the shoot until mid November before golfing in South Australia then I am off to Spain for three months for a spot of volunteering and of course golf.
I cannot believe how quick the summer flew by and I feel like I didn’t do anything until I look at my website and youtube channel. I have uploaded more than seventy entries on my website, and edited and uploaded more than sixty videos on YouTube – my latest edit was lobster fishing on PEI.
Clearly I have achieved much.
Oh and I have golfed and worked and eaten great food.
Both days prior to flying out, I visited one of my favourite places in the world – The Chowder House. I have recently finished editing the video I shot there, which I am happy to say that Paul, (the chef and owner) loved. “Absolutely fabulous” – his words not mine.
I was sad to leave Canada but will be back in eight months to continue the love affair and here I am back in Australia and it feels like I have never left.
I have made so many new golf friends since taking up golf and I hope to try and play with a lot of them next year. I am very lucky that I am flexible, have no ties and happy to travel pretty much anywhere.
I played my final rounds at Brudenell and Dundarave and am already looking forward to next spring. That said I don’t want to wish my life away as I have some fantastic things happening before then.
I have shut down my house, keeping up the tradition of throwing any unused eggs at the tree in my yard – much to Wes’ amusement when he arrived and I requested him to photograph my annual egg toss.
I realized that I left potatoes and onions in my kitchen but figure by next spring they will be mummified and as I am not there to smell the rotting flesh, who really cares?
I have caught up with my family, met my new nephew for the first time and this weekend will be seeing so many fantastic folk I can’t wait to catch up on all their news.
The weather is amazing – winter has definitely moved on – and I must say I am pleased to be going into my third year without a winter. That said it will be winter when I am in Barcelona but I will be in Barcelona baby!
I don’t think life gets any better.