I arrived in Adelaide on 4th November 2015 to visit my daughter Michelle, Son-in-law Jamie and Grandaughter Dani who live in cherry Pine Place, Aldgate. I will be returning home on 29th January. I live in Weston super Mare, North Somerset, UK which is a small seaside town 30K South of Bristol on the Bristol Channel coast. I first took up bowling in August 2014 and soon came to enjoy the game. I play for St Andrews Bowling Club in Weston which has 6 outdoor grass rinks (April to September) and 3 indoor carpet rinks (October to March). Before I left UK I asked Michelle to contact a local bowling club and ask if I could use their facilities to ‘roll up’ and practice. After an exchange of e-mails I was invited by Christine and Malcolm Keller to come along to Hahndorf Bowling Club.
On arrival at the club I was warmly welcomed and shown the club facilities, loaned a set of bowls and a shirt, also signed up to play in the Pennant competitions. I have thoroughly enjoyed my time at Hahndorf and thank all members for their friendliness and hospitality. It has certainly been an experience and I have learnt a great deal, especially how to overcome exceptional weather conditions, although I doubt very much that I will be playing in temperatures over 25 deg in the UK!! I have been invited to play at Hahndorf again when I next visit and I shall look forward to this very much.
I wish all players at Hahndorf the very best of luck for their future individual and club competitions. We wish you all the best and look forward to your return.