Italy here we come

Another country in a day! In and out of Verona to see our new hotel on lake Garda.

Looks great. Good food, great hotel and good bridge facilities.

The picture is from the promenade at the front of the hotel which runs all along the lake.

Something to look forward to in October when we have a full party raring to go. Hoping to take the family out just before.

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.

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.

The photography show

More packing for the family as we headed to the NEC for 5 days.

Helen runs a big stall for her photography bag business there. I help out by taking all the money!

It was really busy and Alfie was a star – so well behaved throughout. In the mornings Granny was on hand to look after him whilst Helen worked. In the evenings he came out to the restaurants with us dealing with so many people and so many different atmospheres.

Half a day at home and now I am at Blunsdon near Swindon running another Bridge event: Drawing Trumps.

Dodging the Weather

I was in St Anne’s for a Bridge event on Monday and was so lucky with the weather – the snows had cleared. Coming back on Wednesday evening just before the second storm arrived.

Now I am back home and Alfie and I are enjoying the Spring. Bird song, squirrels galore and spring flowers as can be glimpsed in the pic.

Next week I am off to Dartmoor again – no more snow I hope. And then later in the week I am helping Helen at the photography show at the NEC.

Bournemouth and Back

Another Bridge event in Bournemouth over the weekend, followed by the cold weather. Alfie and I got caught in a blizzard and now we are wrapped up warm in the house.

I am hoping the cold spell will have passed by Monday when I have to head up to Lancashire for the next event.

Helen is busy preparing for the Photography Show in mid March which is her company’s big showcase. Busy times for both but enjoying being parents.

Alfie is full of smiles.

Quizzes & Grouches

Another quiz done for the magazine; this time revolving about redoubles!

At the same time it seems Alfie is going through a growing spurt! That is what you call it when your baby cries a lot and won’t settle supposedly?

This weekend I am back at Denham working. I am hoping that Alfie might come up and visit us.

Now I am focusing on a new Tips book. Aiming to finish the work in the next fortnight.