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!
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.
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.
Here I am in Palma airport after a day trip to puerto pollensa. Visiting a hotel with Peter Kirk, the agent that handles our Tunisia and Croatia trips.
It was a very early start, but was glad to come out and see the area. Suitably impressed! Look out for holidays in 2020…
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.
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.
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.
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.