After weeks of planning and preparing for our internships abroad we finally arrived in Brighton. I was welcomed by the host family and the Italian girl who is also staying here. My job at Brighton Footgolf started on Monday and it’s just 20 minutes by foot from the house I’m staying in. I’ve never heard of Footgolf before, neither has my Italian colleague who is also an international student doing his internship in Brighton. Footgolf is an activity combining two traditional sports: golf and football. Typically played on a golf course environment with the aim of kicking a football into an oversized hole.
The first few days my friends and I settled in and explored the city centre while meeting new people and I can tell that’s easier than thought. English people are generous and they’ll approach you at any time and everywhere.
But then just after a few days I lost the key my host mother gave me. How could that happen? I noticed it at work and thought that I’d forgotten it at home but that wasn’t the case. We were looking everywhere and still couldn’t find it. I was a little desperate but nothing could ruin my mood because I was looking forward to going to Wimbledon. As a huge tennis fan Wimbledon is a must do! It was a great day and we met some famous tennis players such as Nadal and Raonic. The Wimbledon experience is all about waiting, queuing and of course a lot of tennis.
We spend the weekend walking around, shopping and I finally got a key replacement. Luckily there was a man who did key cutting. He replaced the key quickly and inexpensively. But then just some hours after getting the new key, Richard from Brighton Footgolf contacted me that a woman had handed in a lost key. And guess what, it was mine.