Mr Bridge Party

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!

Back to bridge weekends

Two weekends on the trot but there is time for the family to enjoy summer.

Last weekend I was in Blunsdon with a full house and this weekend I am in Grantham with another big party.

All going well with work and of course there is the big build up to next weekend when Mr Bridge is celebrating his 80th with a big party.

Birthday and Brighton

Another year amassed! My birthday was duly celebrated and then the family had a break in Brighton with my brother and Alfie’s cousins.

The weather was pretty good considering. Alfie loved the contrast in the sea. Stormy the first day with huge waves and then calm the next at low tide which allowed the elusive sand to appear. Alfie and Daddy paddled with the cousins.

Back from Malta

We had a great time in Malta. My family has some good time – here Alfie is getting ready to explore the rock pools.

The bridge went well as well with smiles all round. The hotel was very large and busy but we were catered for well.

We got back easily enough with Alfie and Daddy sleeping on the flight home!

Next up for me will be sunny St Anne’s at the end of the month.

Happy birthday Alfie

What a wonderful year!

I have been around the world in more ways than one.

Alfie is wearing his birthday suit from Morocco. Bought in Marrakesh on my last cruise.

Alfie has a wonderful day, starting with his presents including a tunnel which his mother was enjoying too:

Then a nice walk in to town and back followed by lunch and then a visit to Santa:

Then over to Ryden Grange to meet Grandpa (Mr Bridge) and his cousins for singing and cake.

Finally to sleep and two tired parents celebrating a wonderful year:

Can’t wait for the next year. Hopefully doing two cruises with the family and a few weekends too, starting with Denham at New Year of course.

A month at home

Time to play with Alfie now that the last event is over.

I came back from Dartmoor last week having had another great gourmet bridge break.

A lovely tasting menu on Tuesday evening as well as being very lucky with the weather for our walk.

Good fun, good company, great food and just a few drinks!

My next event is not until after Christmas so I have a real chance to catch up with all sorts of things.

From family to family

We have been doing weekends with our respective families.

Malvern one weekend and then Ryden Grange the next. Alfie has been amazing with all the people. Having a great time with his cousins.

I have had a bit of time to catch up on the work. Articles done and now working on projects, including a seminar on etiquette and ethics.

Helen is working hard at he business too so we are a busy household.

Sunny Berkshire

It has been some time since my last post as I get ready for my first sojourns abroad since becoming a Father.

I finished just over a week ago with a Bridge weekend in Worthing. Since then we had a great week of weather which Alfie loves, but now back to APRIL showers.

Loving being a father but looking ahead with trepidation to flying to Croatia on Monday.

Happy Easter

A calmer week at home with Alfie growing. Last weekend I did another Bridge event at Blunsdon House near Swindon.

A few days of family fun are on their way then preparing for the summer events.

24 around the table for The Easter dinner.

Here is Alfie with an aunt and an older cousin, one of my godsons.