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In praise of a very good butcher

I have been here before a bit, but I really can’t get over how good and important this sort of thing is. The butcher in Bruntsfield of course. It’s a…

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A caddie’s lot

It’s remarkable all said what a caddie can earn up here in the Kingdom. I bumped into a chum the other day who has just had a ripper of a…

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End of the year and another career change

At the close of another year in which I managed to reach the ripe age of 60, I have much to ponder. I have a new job by the chance…

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On branding

I have been most eager to see the result of the refurb of the old Ryan’s Bar in the west end of Edinburgh into the West End Brasserie. Because this…

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A snorter of a year

Excuse the Wodehousian title but I couldn’t resist bringing a morsel of PG into the blog as I purchased his Letters yesterday. Pretty ripping stuff. And Plum appears a very…

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Getting on the Old Lady

Working in my job as concierge at the Fairmont I have been asked numerous times over the past few weeks, especially by keen-eyed Americans, about nabbing a tee-time on the…

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For the love of money and the 5th Amendment

That’s about the long and the short of it I suppose. This LIV nonsense. Not for the good of the game as some of the LIV numpties are glibly declaring….

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A golfer and a gentleman

This week at The Fairmont I had my faith restored in professional golfers as I had the great fortune to caddy in a group that included the South African pro…

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Wow! What an Open

It’s really quite incredible what Cameron Smith did on the last ten holes at St Andrews to clinch the Open from a fired up Rory. With Hovland not getting into…

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Stop Press

I now know who the mystery celebrity was in my last post! Bruce came up to me last night in the foyer of The Fairmont with a big grin and…

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