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.

In Malta

I am in Malta for Mr Bridge’s first holiday in St Paul’s Bay.

I have my family with me. Here they are enjoying the Aquarium.

The hotel is excellent with good conference facilities. The food is excellent: hot and varied. The weather too has been good.

All are happy including Alfie.

More Denham

Within ten days we were back at Denham for the new ACOL REBOOT event which we were replacing the filming event with. The same length as before with the same number of seminars too – six in three days!

The atmosphere was as good as ever and had my voice been a little stronger I would have enjoyed it just as much. However, starting with a sore throat and knowing you have a lot of talking to do was a little daunting.

It all went really well though and Alfie and Helen came up to see me for the last two days, cheering us all up with their smiles.

The picture is of the ingredients that Helen suggested for soothing my throat. That is turmeric by the way.

Thanks to all those who supplied medicines particularly Trish for Tyrozets.

Next year it will be Reboot Your Card Play at the same place and for the same time.

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.

DaDa

I have been on a cruise for 9 days visiting Morocco and then the Canaries.

Today, whilst WhatsApping home Alfie said Da Da for the first time!

I will see him tomorrow to hug him!

The cruise has been busy with two overland tours in Morocco which were pretty intense. Including the tannery:

It has been a successful cruise but I have certainly missed the family.

Just one more event before Christmas in Dartmoor and then a month of family time including Alfie’s first birthday coming up.

I bought him a Moroccan outfit to wear…

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.