Posted: 27/08/2016 at 11:26
Golf in Belgium is not elitist like in the UK. The dress code is no jeans. Some of the posh clubs like Royal Waterloo, Royal anything are a bit "exclusivist". Our local club is lovely - old farm with interesting buildings and a square 12th century keep - and welcomes men, women, kids and dogs tho not the latter on the course. Does great meals at decent prices too. Still takes at least 4 hours to get round and then there's the practice before on the driving range and/or putting green and the post mortem in the bar afterwards so before you know it 6 or 7 hours gone.
In 25 years here I have managed about 3 interesting conversations with golfers - one was starting a potager so we nattered about veggies, another's father is president of a neighbouring dance club and the other had been watching Strictly.
Love Strictly for the dancing, not the griping.
Love Bake Off because it's funny and gives me ideas for decent cakes to make and share but without all the fancy decorations. Like a lot of cookery shows because I like to have new ideas and techniques and ingredients to try.
Tried and tried but don't get opera or rap.
Not too bothered about grammar and spelling on here but I do expect professional reporters and editors on TV, radio and in newspapers and magazines to get it right!