Week Notes #22: 7 September, 2020
Colds, birthdays and hopefully some good golfing.
I really have to learn to save these drafts properly - another one gone!
- The week was kicked off with the dilemma of how to deal with a 7 year old with the sniffles in the age of Covid. He was fine. We knew he was fine. No real Covid symptoms other than a bit of tickly cough. But we kept him off for a couple of days.
- The guidance is all a bit fuzzy. Don't keep them off, it's probably a cold. But don't send them with a cough. Get a test. Except you can't.
- I also suspect that he caught on pretty quick that a cough was a good way to get some extra Switch time.
- It meant that the plans for my wife's birthday on Tuesday went a little awry. I'd taken the day off so we could go for a nice walk ... but no such luck. Lots of presents and fizz and cake etc. We made the most of it.
- Wednesday was the visit to the big boys proper golf course at Carden Park. The difference between playing a proper course and the local municipal is pretty stark. Especially at a 'Resort' style course. The changing rooms ... not least that there are changing rooms ... have a lounge area, showers, and luxury toiletries. And a sauna. Though not in Coivd.
- There's also an immaculate putting and short game area. And you go and see a man in a little hut so he can set you off.
- Fortunately he couldn't seem me fat my first shot 60 yards off the tee of the Par 3 opener.
- The course was lovely, especially the back 9 when there is more of the pine forest in play.
- I was a little bit disappointed with how I played. Except my driving - which was actually about well as I've done. Everything else was pretty shocking. Especially my irons which I just couldn't seem to get going. And when I did I found I had developed this weird push to the right which I hadn't seen before. Or I hit trees. Lots of trees.
- To be fair it was a tough course. There were so many elevated holes. And I didn't really know how to deal with that. Really pretty though.
- This makes it sound like I didn't enjoy myself, but that couldn't be any further from the truth. I loved it.
- On the Saturday we made up for the lack of Tuesday walk by day tipping back up to the Lakes. Around Grasmere again, but this time for a walk up the other side to Alcock Tarn. It was pretty steep going, very early, but well worth it for the views across the South Lakes. We finished the day with the kids having a quick paddle in Elterwater.
- 2 hours driving there. 2 hours driving back. It's worth it, but only every so often.