Well you might not think so looking at the students walking around St Andrews with their skis. But yes, I shall be up at the Castle this Wednesday on a training course with the chief caddie master and my fellows. We are going out on the course for a few holes to brush up on caddie etiquette and the likes.
It’s been a dysmal few weeks and I have been working on my oral presentation for the scottish tour guide interview. A 3 minute presentation on a scottish topic of choice. I have found this extremely difficult as I’m not sure how to pitch it? I have gone for a slightly light hearted and whimsical little ditty which will either cause a shade of amusement or make them question my present mental balance. I’m afraid there is no other way. Let’s face it I’m not a very level headed individual.
We are making headway with the bistrot but it’s costing a ton and I’m very glad I’m not paying for it. We have finally got a builder which is always a good start but I think I’ll be staying well clear, as I’m the proverbial kiss of death to building projects and property per se. Yes, to sell prime properties in the centre of London and Edinburgh is nothing short of insanity. Oh and not forgetting that nice wee pad in Chamonix! Zut alors.
On the upside the St Andrews flat would by all accounts at least break even now, which is hard to believe given the catastrophy we had with two sets of cowboy builders, an architect who couldn’t measure, burst pipes, burst minds and burst wallets. Ok we haven’t got curtains yet but as they say, Rome wasn’t built on a snowy afternoon.
My tips are Blacklion for the Grand National, Bachasson for the Gold Cup, Ireland to win the Six Nations, Trump impeached by June, Theresa May to knockout Laura Kuennsberg (that’s a political bet), Andrew Marr to smile by the Fall and Ollie Schneiderjans to win the Masters and the Open. However that is admittedly a long shot, but he’s got a very nice mum so we’ll leave it in.
Not a bad bet I would say. The kilted caddie will offer 10 to 1 on the roll up. Minimum bet 10k, but afraid I’m not doing no run no bet.