Secrets, Soap Suds and The Six Iron

It had not been a good week on the fairways. A day’s golf  was lost because of the washing machine. It refused to work and the washing remained soggy and full of soap.  The machine fault coincided with the recession. Times were hard. Credit was tight. Debt had to be downsized. I offered to do […]

A Hill Too Far

It was the week the White Coats said the fairways were mine.  When they gave permission for the clubs to leave the back door.  To find the bunker guarded greens and heather smudged grass. “Get on with your life” they said. I turned my back on the needles and drugs.  The chunky cufflinks and expensive […]

Points, Paint and Pomegranates

It was a week of mixed fortunes.  Pain. Paint. Poles. Pomegranates. Parmesan and police. The fairways were a distant dream.  The swindle still bantered and dropped their balls. They met triumph and disaster. Oak trees and heather.  Unplayable lies and tricky putts. They took the good with the bad. The rough with the smooth.  Emails […]

The Streets of London

It doesn’t seem so long ago that the sounds of summer were chilled beers and barbecues. Pubs and    Pizza.  Sand castles and ice creams.  Picnics in parks.   Planes.  Trains and tents.  Another year. Another summer. But now the summer sounds have given way to the sounds of sirens and broken glass.  Flames in the night […]

Seve

The silver photo frame on the desk caught the rays of setting sun.  A memory frozen in time.  A figure sitting on a sand dune, staring out to sea.  Wisps of blown grass in the foreground and the distant seashore.   And somewhere tucked safely in a drawer, the programme with a scribbled name, long since […]

Silver Moon and a Dublin Dream

It was a week when money changed hands. Bets were won and bets were lost. Matches on the fairway fought to the last putt on the last green.  And green was the colour. Of the team and the dream. Daughter No.  One came back poorer, wiser and winnerless  from Cheltenham and the race track where  silk […]

The Dream

Life is all about choices and chasing dreams.  Weighing up the facts and making a choice. Some decisions are easier than others.  Is it a seven iron or an easy eight?  Does the putt break from left to right? Lag or drill the ball into the hole?  Take the dog leg out or play safe […]