Alfie helped with some tidying up at Denham!
The event went really well. Another full house with plenty of dancers inspired by Helen’s playlist and then 15 tables stayed up for the Speedball at 12.30.
It took a little time to recover energy after the event but I was able to spend that with Alfie so it was worth it.
Happy New Year
Alfie has his own pack of cards to do with as he wishes.
This was just before Christmas.
Alfie’s birthday happened to coincide with our farewell Mr Bridge party on board.
They created a lovely big cake and he was thoroughly spoilt!
We were in Hamburg for the day so he got to have a wonderful wet day.
The whole cruise was a success. I wonder how much Alfie will remember but his parents will have plenty of memories.
The bridge group was great with plenty of smiles throughout.
Alfie entertaining clients with a card trick.
Actually messing up a bidding box and really enjoying it.
We are in a very cold but sunny Oslo today.
Finally we have got our Belgian beer.
Back on Balmoral in Blankenberge.
Another cruise after a busy period of bridge weekends, Helen working and Alfie being a bit ill.
All is well now. Plenty of words and plenty of energy!
The holiday starts!
I have one week with the family before another week with a bridge group.
We have only just flown in but feel relaxed already.
Missing my family with two weeks in the heat of Tunisia. A great bridge group.
Pictures like this one keep me going
We are usually just in the Royal Kenz hotel for winter sun, but this was a bonus to replace the cancelled cruises.
I have also got a new outfit for New Year:
I stayed at a hotel on my way up to Rosyth for a cruise. We are actively looking for more venues in the North.
This one was halfway up. Another four hour in the morning took me to Edinburgh and fortunately the air con was good in my car.
Here we are sailing out of Scotland on a lovely afternoon.
Full party of bridge players on a one week cruise.
The next weekend I was doing a morning seminar at Richmond bridge club on 4-4-4-1 hands.
All went well and then it was time for the family to enjoy the weather.
Here we are in our way to Nursery:
80 years and counting. Over 350 guests came to celebrate the occasion. The weather was perfect and the whole day went smoothly.
About 100 bridge guests including many of the Mr Bridge hosts and team members.
There were at least 150 family there too.
The barn dance went very well afterwards with plenty of spinning and laughter.
My father enjoyed the day but needed the rest the next day!