Life’s little hic ups….

Is it not strange how life can have so many twists and turns or ups and downs? The ups and downs seem to follow one another faster than traveling down a dirt road that is badly corrugated. The twists and turns seem to keep us from ever seeing the proverbial “end of the tunnel.”

At what stage of life does one say “Whooo enough is enough.” Or are we just expected to keep on persevering in the hope that life will eventually happen?

In my younger days life just seemed so much easier, less complicated, rushed, or for that matter, I seemed to have less worries. As age has caught up, so have the gremlins that now place me in a science fiction story I don’t want, or seem to be able to get out of.

Health, wealth and happiness, something we all strive to achieve, will evade most and only favour the few, certainly not the majority. Once over 50, you are definitely heading towards the end, certainly few can expect this to be the middle of their lives. Yet none ever seem to give up and say “This is it, let me now sit back and await the inevitable.”

This makes me think. The world is turning from the old and experienced, towards the young that have the theoretical knowledge, those able to make a good argument or presentation of their expected results. Is this what we can expect to increase in years to come?

When my children were young, there was hardly even talk of computers. Or suffice it to say they were on the larger side, so large they had their own dedicated room. Today we sit with laptops that are carried around like ladies hand bags, we have the tablets and mini tablets that seemed to adorn the hands of most you see walking the streets. Hell the cell phones that progressed from a “brick” to the competition for “who’s is smaller than who’s.” Now, it’s what the hell, it’s no longer a cell phone, but a computer I put to my ear on the odd occasion to make a phone call.

Yet it seems this very progress is what is making the old, their experience and knowledge gained from the university of hard knocks, redundant. Well good luck to the young of today, those that still have a long life with their parents. Those that must still leave home and search for “health, wealth and happiness.” Life might just find you redundant before what is better known as midlife.

Now I’ve wasted most of your time, in fact I lost most of you on the way. A rant or rave on the inequities of life is not what most blog for. Certainly not what most want to read. So for those of you who have politely staggered through the muddy mire of my mind this day, here are a few photos my grandson took of a hooded vulture…

Maybe this is the future of my postings, have I reached that mile stone where one says “enough is enough…”?? mmm… something I need to contemplate ….




“terratry” A pain pill or an vitamin?

“terratry” is software designed for analysing expenditure on the golf course.

An analogy used by software designers about software; is the software you’re about to purchase to cure a pain, or to ensure good health in your business?

I had never thought of software in this way and promptly looked at ours in a different light; was “terratry” a pain pill or vitamin? Was it designed to solve a problem, cure a pain, or was it to ensure good health?

I came to the conclusion it was for both; it can solve headaches as well as ensure good health, a bit of both; so what do we call it? A pain pill gives relief and makes one feel better but, it does not ensure good health. A vitamin is good for you but, it also cannot ensure good health.

The “terratry” pill however, can cure pain and ensure good health.

Used correctly it cures the pains of overspending, incorrect spending or not knowing where you are spending. It can also ensure good health by empowering the monitoring of expenditure; the “where’s it going” scenario is negated. It also allows for the interpretation of how to improve performance in the future, ensuring good health.

So where does “terratry” fall within the software designers analogy? I’d say we have a “cure all” pill, one of those miracle pills sought by all, which will cure the aches and pains of the golf maintenance business, as well as one that will ensure its good health.

For more information on this you can contact Rob at


terratry trip..

I’m going to be away for at least 9 odd days, off on another trip to sell Terratry  for Street articles…..



See you all and try to catch up when I return… keep on posting … have fun … and don’t forget about me… and remember…

“Be who you are and say what you feel, because those who mind, don’t matter and those who matter don’t mind.”

and I just love this one…..

“Work like you don’t need the money, love like you’ve never been hurt and dance like no one is watching.”

and something’s I must remember myself…..

“When one door closes, another opens; but we often look so long and so regretfully upon the closed door that we do not see the one that has opened for us.”

“You’ve got to take the good with the bad, smile with the sad, love what you’ve got, and remember what you had. Always forgive, but never forget. Learn from mistakes, but never regret.”

and then one for all of us….

“Imagine there is a bank account that credits your account each morning with $86,400. It carries over no balance from day to day.
Every evening the bank deletes whatever part of the balance you failed to use during the day. What would you do? Draw out every cent, of course?
Each of us has such a bank. It’s name is TIME.
Every morning, it credits you with 86,400 seconds.
Every night it writes off as lost, whatever of this you have failed to invest to a good purpose.
It carries over no balance. It allows no over draft. Each day it opens a new account for you. Each night it burns the remains of the day.
If you fail to use the day’s deposits, the loss is yours. There is no drawing against "tomorrow."
You must live in the present on today’s deposits. Invest it so as to get from it the utmost in health, happiness and success!
The clock is running!! Make the most of today.”

A Little Dressage.. while selling terratry

Whilst on the road, I got the chance to see a little dressage. Our SA Champion was there and made it look easy… even did a little jumping specially for me to get photos…


She was beautiful.. and the horse wasn’t too bad either..


and now for the Champion…



and a little jumping for the camera…