The rain eased up yesterday and Clare, Jessica and I decided to head out to inspect the putting green. When I wandered out onto the deck we were presented with this lovely sight.


A snake taking shelter from the rain

After the initial shock I did what any good father would do – I ran inside and left Clare to deal with it. Clare wasn’t entirely thrilled with this option and called her dad who was more than happy to come to the rescue.


Who’s in there? Can I come in?

I’ve been told to “grow a pair” because it was a harmless carpet snake. I don’t care what anyone says, I’m not going near them! And if the bloody thing comes back or worse still, gets inside the house, then I’m outta here.

After all the excitement it started to rain again so there’s no real update on the completion of my little golf masterpiece. I’m hoping we’ll be good to go by the end of the month but I’m not holding my breath.