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  • Day35

    The Jack: Day 1

    December 19, 2016 in Australia ⋅ ☀️ 72 °F

    So for those of you who don't know I'll give you a quick idea of what 'The Jack' is.
    My Uncle Jack is an ex pro golfer who was doing really well until he had a little accident with a plane propeller and lost his right arm and eye and other major damage was done to the rest of his body. In 1978 he set up The Jack Newton Celebrity Classic Pro Am which has now been bringing together pros, amateurs and celebrities for 38 years for 3 days of golf, fun and fundraising for junior golf in Australia and Diabetes. The whole family is involved in the organisation and presentation of the event and I was lucky enough to go to my first one while I'm here this year. It was just the most amazing experience, I've had to spread it out over 3 posts to get some of the best pictures in but it'll never really do it justice.
    So Day 1 was just a bit of a welcome day. Players are registered and introduced to their partners for the tournament. Groups are made up of 1 celebrity, 1 amateur, 1 sponsor and 1 pro, with the pros changing teams on the second day of play depending on how they are doing. A BBQ is held in the evening with fireworks by the Foti brothers who do the Sydney Harbour NYE fireworks every year and a great flyover show by a red bull trick pilot. The evening has a rugby league or "football" theme so everyone has to wear a jersey, I bent the rules slightly and wore my American football jersey in support of my beloved Eagles.
    Most of the pictures I've attached for this day are of my family, I'm hoping to get a bunch more up on Facebook soon and of course, the professional snaps will be out soon so I'll post them when I see them.
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  • Day36

    The Jack: Day 2

    December 20, 2016 in Australia ⋅ ☀️ 84 °F

    So 6am the morning of day 2 and I'm hard at work serving champagne (it is Australia after all) on the 10th hole. On the same hole is a $15,000 massage bed that's yours if you can get a hole in one. So what do you get when you mix celebrities, champagne and a bed? A lot of unrepeatable jokes and pictures... but I've put the clean ones on here. Its a fancy dress golf day so I was visited in the next 8 hours by Donald Trump (Frankie Barratt), The Mad Hatter (James Tobin), Side-Show Bob (Richard Champion), Superman, Batman, Batgirl, Wonder Woman, a few Santas and a few questionable looking women. It was a great opportunity for me to get to know everyone and get over the star struck feeling when I met a few of the tv stars, home & away actors, comedians and big time sports people.
    That evening was a formal cabaret dinner including speeches from my Uncle Jack, some charities supported by the event and of course the charity auction. The stand out speech came from ex Prime Minister Bob Hawke who is about 1,000 years old but still managed to play a whole day of golf and get up on stage and get the whole room singing Walzing Matilda.
    There was also a visit from some of the Olympic Gold Winning Rugby 7's Girls (complete with Rio Gold Medals) and a shirt signed by the whole team for auction. Music from The Voice runner up Joe Moore rounded up the formal part of the evening before everyone moved onto the bar and got so blindingly drunk I was walking past some of them coming home on my way out to the course the next morning.
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  • Day37

    The Jack: Day 3

    December 21, 2016 in Australia ⋅ ☀️ 79 °F

    Most of this day was a blur of exhaustion, a slight hangover and goodbyes for me but I'll do my best to describe it.
    On the hole again, serving champagne to a very delicate looking bunch. Uncle Jack put everyone to shame with his one-armed game. Matt Stieger (pictured below with Jack) won the tournament with Jake Higginbottom (great name) coming in second. We had some great entertainment from comedian Tahir Bilgic, musicians Kram, Angry Anderson and Rowland Salley and there was more dancing and drinking into the wee hours of the morning.
    I'm pretty proud of my family for organising such a massive event and raising so much money for such a good cause. I'm just bummed it's over already!
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  • Day64

    Wein um 10:00 (nach H. Juhnke)

    March 6, 2018 in Australia ⋅ ⛅ 22 °C

    Um 7:30 Uhr ging unsere „Hunter Valley Wine Tasting Tour“ los. Gut zwei Stunden später stand der erste Wein 🍷 auf dem Tisch: Weißwein, Rotwein und süßer Wein. Danach ging‘s weiter 🚎 zum nächsten Weingut 🍇: wieder Roter, Weißer und Süßer. In der kurzen Mittagspause musste natürlich ein Craft Beer 🍺 probiert werden. Anschließend Winzer Nummer 3: 🍾 rot, weiß, süß. Nach dem vierten Weingut und insgesamt 22 verschiedenen Sorten, die wir über den Tag probiert hatten, war dann aber auch Schluss 🏁 Das Hunter Valley war wunderschön, die Tasting spannend und die Leute sehr nett. Alles in allem fast „keine Termine und leicht einen sitzen“ – eine Definition von Glück 🍀Read more

  • Day207

    Hunter Valley- Hope Winery

    March 22, 2017 in Australia ⋅ ☁️ 26 °C

    Ein kleiner Stop vor dem Lunch (ganz schön übel 😊) und ein paar Weine durch probieren. Leider waren die Roten nicht so mein Geschmack, sehr sauer und wenig Geschmack. Auch mit ein paar extra Weinproben konnte der nette Herr nicht meinen Geschmack treffen. Also entschied ich mich für einen Weißwein.

  • Day7

    Hunter Valley - Chocolate, Wine & Vodka

    December 1, 2018 in Australia ⋅ ☀️ 27 °C

    Heute hab ich mir mal einen kleinen Tagesausflug gegönnt und wer kann bei Schokolade, Wein und Vodka schon "Nein" sagen?
    Los ging's mit der Schokolade, Alkohol um 10:00 Uhr morgens wäre auch irgendwie unangebracht. Um 11:30 Uhr allerdings sieht die Sache dann schon anders aus und es ging gleich mal mit Vodka, Gin und Liquor weiter. Da war wirklich gutes Zeug dabei.
    Und natürlich gab's auch jede Menge Info über Australien und das Hunter Valley im Besonderen. Nach dem Mittag (auch hier war eine Weinverkostung inklusive) ging es noch zu 2 anderen wineries (mir fällt grad das deutsche Wort nicht ein)
    Wenn der Alkohol hier nicht so unglaublich teuer wäre, würde ich mir öfter mal nen Weißwein gönnen.
    Ich hoffe, dass ich noch halbwegs klare Sätze zusammen bring, hab tatsächlich ordentlich einen sitzen 😅😂
    Nach der Tour sind wir dann in kleiner Gruppe noch zusammen essen gegangen.
    Alles in allem war das ein sehr schöner Tag. Absolutely worth the money
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  • Day65

    Mittagessen im Hunter Valley

    November 24, 2015 in Australia ⋅ ☀️ 27 °C

    Natürlich mit kleiner Weinauswahl. Prost😃

  • Day65

    Kitsch as Kitsch can

    November 24, 2015 in Australia ⋅ ⛅ 28 °C

    😱😱😱 Weihnachtsplastikdeko im eigentlich sehr schlnen Landschaftsgarten. Bei 30 Grad im Schatten kommt bei uns auch nur begrenzte Weihnachtsstimmung auf

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