Frank was my colleague, Frank was Aussie, Frank was my mate.
When we were in London on the 26th April I received a SMS from my boss that ex colleague and good friend Frank has died of a heart attack!
It is still hard to believe that Frank, who played golf everyday and 100 times fitter that me just went like that! It is so unfair!
Frank has been a very caring friend, during our house got flooded, he called constantly to make sure we are alright! Same when my wife and me had our ops. Frank was that type of friend that is indeed rare and hard to find!
All this time we are suppose to meet up with Frank's wife, Serena but the weather has been really mean most weekend; we were on the phone but never get round to meet up!
Then this morning the sun is actually shinning, the weather man was way off his radar :) I called Serena, we are at her place at 12.30 noon; after got lost at a few junctions ;)
Frank and Serena live in Titahi Bay, a 35 minutes drive from where we are. We had nice long lunch at a newly found Chinese restaurant, Top Taste in Porirua. There are a lot of catching up to do!
After lunch Serena guide us around her turf and here are some pictures:
When Frank was alive, his greatest love; after his wife, was his golf!
We went to the Titahi Bay Golf Club to take a look at the place he spent a lot of weekends.
By the way, Michael Campbell; our famous golfer also started his swings here! No, that is not him in the picture ;)
Frank's love for the game can be seen all over in his house...
Frank's collection of signed golf balls and trophies he won.
His prized picture of Campbell, autographed by him!
Le General took a picture of me and Serena on her deck, the view from here is spectacular. Oh.. Michael Campbell's family home is just opposite :)
Even the master bedroom enjoy the same view!
I look up the sky, a plane just left a long white trail...
All the photos were taken with a Canon G9 point & shoot.