Derek is running supervised play sessions in the club in parallel with the usual duplicate. If you are interested, come and try it out. The charge per session is £5 plus table money.
Books are available on loan to club members. Visit Library.
Here is first hand advice from EBU...
Let's Play Bridge
with Marx Brothers
♥ ♥ ♥
Visit a Bridge Village
"We all make mistakes when playing!"
Norfolk Broads - a real discovery - we cruised on the Belle of the Broads. Clear waters of the Broads are framed by yellow and white water lillies overshadowed by trees. Lots of fish and wild birds. We passed other big and little boats. Families fishing or having Sunday lunch on the deck but still finding time to wave enthusiastically. A real gem. Love Mirna&John x
Hobbledown Farm, Surrey - half term - looking after granddaughter. After all day activities we collapsed on a bench watching her climb. The voice arrived: "Are you coming up here, guys?" It makes you feel young despite of aching joints.
Peter and his carp, near one of his lakes at Cussac, south of Limoges. Peter says: "A quick health check, photo, weigh and record against their chip then a gentle return. Carp are similar to dolphins. If they are kept wet they can live out of water for several hours."
Sunny morning, 28th Feb 2018
(-8℃ last night on the way back from Snowy Pairs)
View from Newstead Avenue over Orpington and High Elms.
This email from Choo arrived the other day.
Subject: Old email from Mirna dated 19.9.98!! (20 years ago!)
I was throwing out old papers and I found this email from Mirna written 20 years ago and still relevant!
Have a good laugh.
(Full transcript to follow)
Hello from River Danube, on the way to Vienna.
John and Mirna x
On the River Danube cruise with our BridgePal friends Reg and Judy from Oxted.
Greetings from the Seawreck cottage, Isleornsay, Isle of Skye
from Pat and Marco
"One loaf of Hovis please"
from Marian and Brad
On one of the hottest days of the year we walked down Castle Eden Dene a four mile long shady narrow gorge emerging onto the...
...Blackhall Beach, streaching empty for miles in each direction, basking in blazing sunshine, birds diving into the sea. It was like landing on another planet. Collieries used to dump their waste directly into the sea and onto the beaches. After the last collieries closed in 1993, the coastline was cleaned and restored to its former glory.
"Life is cosy. Love Boysie x"
B&B "Chez Gwenda"
"Life is beautiful. Love Boysie x"
B&B "Chez Gwenda"
Gwenda's new cat Boysie with Teddy and Lamb. First day in his new home.
"Life is great, folks!"
UK Football Clubs Quiz (Quizmaster: Janet):
Heavy toilet - Luton, Car smashers - Wrexham, Prison clock - Celtic, Heavy lock - Bolton...
Did you know that 25% of population hate brussels sprouts? It's in their genes. A quick survey around our table revealed that 1 out of 8 people hated brussels sprouts...
30th December 2016
Winter Sun in Druridge Bay.
Mirna and John
Seasons Greetings from Jamaica
Having a wonderful trip. Yesterday we visited the 9/11 memorial. I found it too emotional at times. I couldn't visit one of the rooms. Alex took this picture of me taking a picture of a church which survived 9/11 and became the refuge of rescue services for tea, coffee and respite. Dietrich was taking a picture of the new Oculus building next to 9/11.
We have seen Hamilton on Broadway and today have Central Park buggy ride, champagne lunch for my birthday and Beautiful the musical tonight.
Sunset on the beautiful Isle of Skye. Pat&Marco
Monday, 10 Oct 2016 - We were walking past Roman Villa at Lullingstone as a group of Saxons on horsebacks arrived - King Harold himself with entourage (that's certainly worth more than 3 points) - arrived from York as part of the 1066 march reenactment (950th anniversary). They were aiming to get to Hastings by the 14th October when the battle begins. Poor King Harold... he looked tired...
Souvenirs from Saltburn Pier
(click here for Yorkshire Anthem).
Photos taken after sunset, sandy beach in the background.
Mirna & John x
Pat and Marco with their grandchildren at their son's wedding in Pitlochry.
Playing bridge in Thailand can be a criminal offence - read here about it.
Voted Best European Christmas Destination 2016
Tin mines from Poldark country. View from the South West Coast Path. You cannot see the bluebells nearby here or smell their perfume.
It used to take just 15 minutes on the tram to get to the centre... I wish I was there...
"Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year from Chrissie"
"You know why I am livid! You went to bed with an ace!"
"Harry at the Lincoln Memorial Service to Bomber Command.
Love Gwenda x"
"Greetings from Chennai! - Derek"
Worlds Teams Championships 2015, Chennai, India - England Ladies Team:
Sally Brock & Nicola Smith; Heather Dhondy & Nevena Senior; Catherine Draper & Fiona Brown; NPC: Derek Patterson; Coach: David Burn
"Hello from beautiful Portree. Pat and Marco"
"Swimming with the dolphins in Mexico - Chrissie"
Ole! Do they do fit-showing jumps?
Weather good so far did Alnwick yesterday at Cragside today x (Marian)
Hi from Symonds Yat, Brad and Marian x
"From Nairn Games. Massed pipes and drums. Love Mair x"
(see it on YouTube)
"Hello from Loch Ness. Mair x"
Oops, he popped up just as I was uploading...
"From Nairn Farmers Show
Love Mair x"
Thank you for this lovely piccy, Mair. And here is a farmer playing bridge, not in Nairn, but in India.
"Full results are available on this website within a couple of hours of the end of the session."
"Hello from Palma! Great hotel - life is good
back next week - Peter Cox"
"Is this your holiday job, Peter?"
"From Peter Cox: Re Holiday job -
I get a bucket and spade to follow the horse!"
Beautiful blue Adriatic, white sailing boats, oleander in bloom, scent of dalmatian pine, red sunset and bonaca, old fisherman with a glass of wine... and... a bridge club down the road!
Mirna &John x
Hello from Norman K in Kefalonia.
That's what you call a crystal clear sea!
Have you been wondering where Pat and Marco are? Here they are in New York with their daughter.