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golf handicap #1

Gullane No 3, Gullane Golf Club

Gullane No 3

Over the last few months I have found that one of the best ways to relax and clear my head after a hectic day at the shop is to follow a little white ball around a golf course. I wouldn’t dream of claiming to play golf. That would be a huge exaggeration. However, since my lovely husband gave me a set of Taylor Made RocketBallz for my Birthday 2 years ago, I decided to make use of them and give it a go. I’ve been “hacking” my way around Gullane No 3 for a little while now and I’ve made a pact with myself that I will get a handicap before the end of August.

So last night, after closing the shop I dived home and changed into my golf gear (oh yes, I always look the part, even if I can’t play to save myself!) and off we went. It was a gorgeous evening with bright blue skies and fluffy big white clouds. The temperatures weren’t too bad either (for Scotland in July!) and we even managed the first few holes without our sweatshirts.

It started well, but before we knew it at least one of us found ourselves in the rough on each hole – one of the problems with a wet summer is the rough grows so high it’s almost impossible to find your ball once its landed in there. At one point last night my husband commented he saw a couple of tigers, a lion and an elephant whilst looking for our sons ball. The rough is really that long….

Anyway, we had a great night and got home just before dark, more than ready for a glass of my favourite Australian Red. As I’d missed dinner I indulged in a little Devil’s Bite cheddar from the wonderful Devenick Dairy in Banchory. We discovered their amazing cheeses at the Highland Show in June – I can’t wait to pop into their farm shop next time we’re up that way. It’s really very, very good.

I appreciate this blog is really meant to be about kids and ladies clothing and fashion. Guess I should possibly focus more on that in future. However, I just wanted to share my joy at completing day #3 of my blog challenge, taking one step towards gaining a golf handicap and also an unashamed plug of my favourite cheese company!

More about clothes tomorrow! We’ve had a really great reaction to the new Mayoral kids clothing collection at the shop so I will share more about that tomorrow (after our afternoon with Spatz & Co).

Until then,

Elaine x

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