Golf rules

Stylish golf shoes are essential for good play

If I played golf then a few rules would need to be changed….

No-one would get in trouble for doing wheelies or doughnuts with their golf carts on the fairway.

Nor for driving over the sandpits (or bunkers as other golfers INSIST on calling them) Also wouldn’t it be lovely if the players before you left a wee message written in the sand? Or a wee sandcastle?

Nor for driving through the ponds as fast as the cart would go (obviously MY cart would have Batmobile-type extras and also be a hovercraft for those deeper ponds) Got to check for those lurking alligators/sea-monsters you know. They lurk around golf courses.

Lurking alligator

Then for every hole you finish the final putt should set off some kind of event. Like a flock of doves flying out the hole. Or a fountain going off. Then at the 18th hole fireworks.

Now when Mr. Alba talks about retiring to live in a golf community I’ll be all “EXCELLENT IDEA HONEY!”

Golf. Woohoo. Time to party!!


Hey Alba, What happened to the pic-a-day resolution thingy?


Did you fail? That’s the point of resolutions though isn’t it? What about the walking the dog/exercise every day one then?


OK, keep your hair on! Did you keep ANY of your resolutions?

“Yes, I’ve still not eaten any chocolate this year”

Well, that’s a stupid resolution….

“I know” Insert miserable expression here.


New Year’s resolutions and other such nonsense


Happy New Year and Happy 1st Birthday to my blog… yep, I’ve been on WordPress for a whole year now so it’s about time I did something productive with it instead of randomely throwing up some photographs now and again.

Soooooo, I’ve decided for my New Year’s resolution I’m going to do a 365. That is a photograph a day for a year. I might not post all the photos, but I’m going to make the effort to at least TAKE a photo a day, whether it is with my DSLR or my camera phone. I don’t normally bother much with resolutions (principally because I always break them – “NO CHOCOLATE FOR A MONTH!” (actually one year I carried on after the month and I ate no chocolate for a whole year, but that was just silly) or “I WILL LOSE 40lbs IN 2 MONTHS” or “EXERCISE EVERY SINGLE DAY FOR AN HOUR”) but a photograph a day is totally do-able.

I’m not going to blog every single day because that’s just not possible, so I’ll throw a random selection of photographs up whenever I can. Anyway this is January so far (“It’s only the 4th of January Alba – you haven’t done much to be proud of yet ya muppet”)


New Year’s day walk at the lake with the dog…. bl**dy freezing but a lovely way to start the year. phone pic


2nd January walk in the prairie…. still bl**dy freezing and dog is being a brat (pulling his lead to investigate all sorts of smells) phone pic


Traditional Scottish Clootie Dumpling… made in the not-so-traditional microwave, but I was really pleased how it turned out, ie. not burned or soggy! phone pic

Donut lowres

Doughnuts (or donuts)…. you can see why I don’t bother with the “lose 40lbs” resolution anymore! DSLR

Well, so far so good…. hopefully I’ll manage my 365. Off to eat some doughnuts walk the dog!

Happy New Year and hope whatever resolutions you have (or don’t have) you successfully keep them (or not).


New Year’s Resolutions

Well the blogging thing is going well……….. not!!!

The photography thing is also going well……… again not!!!

But at least I’m doing not too bad with the healthy eating kick and the exercise! Went back to Zumba for the first time in months and I DIDN’T DIE…. so I’m counting that as a major success! Also resumed my swimming, but I have a major problem with swimming in that I hate other people being in the pool with me. When I go to the pool I really want to be able to reserve the whole thing JUST FOR ME!! Is that being selfish? Hell Yeah!!! Not sure what’s worse though – all the old biddies who stand about in groups chatting or the water-walkers…. actually both are just as bad as I have to swim round both these kinds of people. I also hate people who can swim front crawl (freestyle) really well. I can totally swim breast-stroke and back-stroke fine, but when it comes to front-crawl I’m like a dying duck in the water, gasping for air and blinded, even with goggles on!

Oops, this has kind of turned into a rant, and it was really supposed to be about the death of New Year Resolutions.

My new New Year’s resolution – I must not rant on blogs!