Matt heading to the pilot's seat.

Bernie Jumps Aboard Donald Trump’s Chopper For Bird’s Eye View Of Trump International Scotland Course.

It was a very special occasion yesterday afternoon when  I was invited to jump aboard one of Donald Trump’s private helicopters for a stunning flight over the equally spectacular Trump International Links Course Scotland. It is two years today (July 12th) the course was officially opened by Trump. Despite a bizarre half hour wait for flight approval from Aberdeen Airport and in clearly aircraft free skies, myself and leading European Tour photographers Fran Caffrey and Paul ‘Lucky’ ...
A tree full of eclaires and macarons.

Lenotre – One Of The Wonderful Delights In Visiting France.

Gaston Lenotre (20 May 1920 – 8 January 2009) was a renowned French pastry chef and caterer. And his wonderful legacy lives on with shops all over Paris and one we visited in Versailles. The shop had on display a wonderful and truly mouth-watering selection of flan’s, meringe tartes, concerto’s, milefeuille’s and macarons. And standout was this superb eclair tree sprinkled with macaron’s. Anyway here is a selection of photographs taken on our visit during this week’s ...
Makes you mouth water just looking at this snap - two pieces of schnitzel and a Weiss beer.

Schnitzel & Weiss Beer …. The Delights Of BMW International Open Week.

A schnitzel and a glass of Weiss beer is a must when it comes to travelling to Germany for BMW International Open. In fact, of the two nights I’ve been out to dinner this week it’s been a set menu and there’s no doubt it will be the same when it comes to an evening meal later today following the final round here on the Gut Larcenhof course outside of Cologne. Saturday night was spent with good friend and colleague, Peter Dixon watching coverage of Columbia defeat Uruguay in the ...
The Georg Stage moored off Crail Harbour.

Danish Training Ship ‘George Stage’ Visits Crail.

There was the spectacular sight last week with the Danish-built training ship Georg Stage visiting Crail. The 213 tons three mastered ship was launched in 1934 and its home port is Copenhagen. However the ships visit to Crail caused much interest among residents and visitors alike. The ship serves as a training-platform for sailors from Denmark and is owned and operated by the independent foundation Georg Stages Minde (in memory of Georg Stage). The foundation was instituted in 1882 by the ...
Stunning cloud formation and sunset over Dusseldorf

Dramatic Cloud Formation and Sunset Over Dusseldorf.

As we were being driven back into Dusseldorf this week we were in awe of a dramatic cloud formation and sunset. The clouds gave the impression of a large smoke trail rising from the sinking sun. Anyway, I thought I would share these photographs with our supporters.
The ill-fated liner Titantic

Titanic Very Much Remembered In Cobh, Ireland.

A return in 12 years to Cobh again reminded me of the town’s connection with the ill-fated liner – Titantic. It was April 11th, 1912 at 1.30pm, the Titanic leaves Queenstown (and now named Cobh) and heads across the Atlantic on its maiden voyage to New York. However just over three days later at 2.30am on April 15th and the world’s most luxurious ocean liner is lying at the bottom of the Atantic Ocean. There is reminders everywhere in Cobh of the Titanic’s last port of call ...
Bernie beside the Chevy Camaro in Atlanta.

Gleaming Black Chevy Camaro No More – Five Weeks Of Sheer Driving Pleasure.

It’s now been a few weeks since we left the States after we reported on 10 PGA tournaments in succession but memories of driving our Chevy Camaro for five of those weeks lives on. We had arrived in Augusta on the Sunday night ahead of the Masters after having missed our direct flight to Atlanta. It was hardly a problem as our final destination was Augusta. However we were due to pick-up a standard economy rental car in Atlanta – still no problem. We managed to change the booking to Augusta ...