Barnbougle

Tasmania is an incredibly beautiful place, and Barnbougle is one of the most stunning places I’ve ever visited.

Oh, and there’s a golf course there…

…and here are some hunky golfers :-).

We stayed on one of these lovely chalets, which are based on the huts at Brighton Beach.

This little wallaby came to visit…

…and as you can see, was very relaxed.

Even the moon was perfect.

A Good Walk Spoiled?


This weekend The Boy and I were down in leafy Surrey. After a delightful evening with The Weeping Cross (TWC?) we headed over to Wentworth.

The Boy had a couple of guest tickets to the PGA Golf Championships, and was keen to have a look at the course. My initial plan had been to inhabit TWC’s sofa with a good book or three, but Reader I accompanied him. Despite a waterlogged course, and horrid bitey insects I’m glad I did:

  1. I had a nice walk – the course was built in the 1920s and so there are lots of mature trees etc. It was a bit like Bedgebury Pinetum in places.
  2. The people watching – all types, all ages. I especially enjoyed a family of ladies all clad in the same pale, lime green and two Sikh chaps with their pinstriped trousers tucked into their black business socks.
  3. It was lovely seeing The Boy so happy, striding around fulminating about golf course design.

[PS – the Mark Twain quote I’m alluding to in this post title can only be really understood if you know i) he was a golfer ii) he’d just had a bad round when he made the quip!]

Northern Cyprus – Korineum Golf Club

As well as being a WAG, I was also in Cyprus on assignment – to take pics of the Korineum Golf Club for Golf Course Architecture magazine. I won’t include those shots here, these are the ones I took for myself :-).

Here is the magnificent Five Finger mountain which dominates the course. So called because it looks like the knuckles on a hand.

I was very taken by the way these carts were waiting patiently like wallflowers at a dance.

And the shadows were wonderful too!

This shape is fantastic. I was glad to see that the course developers had kept a lot of the old trees.

Here is Adam looking for his ball the lazy way…the extreme off-road carting he indulged in made me about as uncomfortable as the time we went off-road biking in Scotland. I was sure my bosoms were going to meet up round the back! However, I did get to drive some of the time which was fun..

Yummy olives…they really do look like grapes here Naomi!

Man in unison with nature.

We found the ball here. I guess it must have been placed there…but it made me laugh.