It's "French Toast Day" today, Saturday.
Please find below an e-mail I have just received from Audrey – I have responded and brought her up to date with the news here and told her to keep up to date thru our website. If anyone wants her e-mail address I have it.
“Dear All, many thanks for happy memories of my last day with you all, and the lovely flowers. All went well in Madrid, and we left Spain on Friday, 13th November. We changed flights in Paris (de Gaulle) airport just a few hours before the attacks - so pleased we missed all that. I have been made very welcome here - have met up with relatives and friends and feel very much at home. We went out to breakfast (American custom), and were served bacon and eggs and pancakes and maple syrup and blueberries, of COURSE, on the same plate - this is America! No thoughts yet about playing bridge again. Sold my car just 2 hours before leaving Spain, and do not fancy 6-lane driving on roads where I don't know which lane I should be in! So am giving up driving. Best wishes to you all - I shall miss the Club. Affectionately”
Christmas Tournament/Panto 11th December update – the bridge tournament is now full including 4 reserves. There are a few tickets left for the evening function – 1st come 1st served - €5 for members and €10 for partners.
Our AGM is on Saturday 6th February followed by a tournament. Don’t forget Committee nominations and resolutions need to be in by 6th January.
Our thoughts are with Peggy – she is in hospital with pneumonia – her daughter is with her; and also Ann Mould who has had a fall and had to cancel her Mediterranean cruise - our thoughts are with both of them. Finita is recovering well from her knee operation and we hope to see her back at the club soon.
It was an excellent week for slams with 44 small and 3 grand slams being bid and made; congratulations to Janet & Maggie; Trish & Eric; and Mel & Karlheinz.
The 2 Mr Bridge DVDs are still missing – “Leads” and “Defence to 1 NT” – if anyone knows the whereabouts of them please pass to a committee member.
It is the time of the year when our more senior members of the club are vulnerable to any germs – please if you have any signs of flu, coughs and sneezes stay away from the club. Don’t forget also it is very important to wash your hands after a bout of sneezing/coughs and also a reminder to wash your hands after a visit to the toilet – germs spread thru cards/bidding boxes etc.
FORTHCOMING TOURNAMENT/SOCIAL EVENTS
*Tuesday 1st December Students’ Dinner
*Friday 11th December Christmas Tournament and Panto
*Monday 21st thru Friday 25th December – CLUB CLOSED
*Saturday 6th February AGM followed by a Tournament