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Golf Kaddy

I’ve only ever fiddled about with golf bats on crazy golf, or had a few loopy swings on a pitch and putt course, so when I was asked by FORE Women to actually give golf a proper go I was slightly daunted to say the least.  However, I shall be joining a group of other newbies, all ladies, wanting to see what all the golfing fuss about.  Is it a ‘good walk spoiled’ or is it the world’s best kept sporting secret?

If you want to join us there are a few spaces left on either 11th June so get a few of your girlies together, or come solo and I’m assured we’ll be made to feel welcome, have a fun day learning a new skill and having a slap up lunch at the end.  If your New Year’s Resolution (all those many months ago) was to try new things and you’re still floundering with a tally of no new strings to your bow then come along and join us!

Click HERE for more info or to book your place

Or watch my enthusiastic golf video here or click the image below (when directed to the FORE Women site, click on the SECOND image of me at the bottom as first one is just a screen grab picture!)



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Fit or flabby?


As anyone who’s ever attempted to do a physical and mental challenge before will know, time suddenly starts flying. It’s only 3 months to go now until my charity Kili challenge and I have to say if anything my fitness levels are waning, not gaining. 2 weeks away in the States storm chasing was exhilarating for my adrenalin but not for my muscles, followed by 2 weeks doing weather for BBC South East with no time for exercise…and now it’s suddenly June!


Chasing bad weather across Tornado Alley in May

However, I did manage the Three Forts Half Marathon near Worthing just before I left in May, undertaking it as a power hike rather than a run, and I’m signed up for another Half Marathon next month…so progress is, well, progressing. I also have a new car…a distraction that is probably not a great idea as driving is in no way part of the punishing training regime that I should be on.


My fab new Santa Fe

But I’m still smiling, still fundraising like mad (currently up to about £1,800 on justgiving, with a further £2,500 for the charity coming my way from corporate sponsorship) which is great as that’s what I’m doing this for. Raising money for charity, and getting fit (slight grimace) in the process.

If you’d like to help me with my target I would be delighted if you wished to donate – every penny will be appreciated by both me and the charity. And by way of thanks I’ll even write to you personally and send you a signed piccy! (just leave me your address on my ‘contact’ page).


A lady orchid, named because each flower looks like a pretty little lady in a white frilly dress and red bonnet! Adorable!

Thank you, and watch out for Kaddy’s Kili updates coming soon in the Courier newspaper…I suspect there’ll be new training techniques, camping adventures and photographs showing the fear in my eyes!

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