If you are like me, and love water, then Anatyla, Turkey offers special experiences with a visit to the spectacular Düden Waterfalls, two boat trips and wander round the harbour. As well as the Spa, you can swim in a choice of swimming pools or the Mediterranean Sea.
On a chilly January afternoon online bridge proved its worth again when the counties of Essex, Wiltshire and Somerset combined to run a 24 table Blue-pointed Swiss Pairs. The entries came from further afield in England than just those three counties and also from players in Indonesia, Italy and Spain.
The eventual winners were Ashley Sawyer and Gary Waller from Essex with a fine score of 106 from 7 matches.
It is hard to find a silver lining in the dark cloud that has been the pandemic afflicting the world over the past two years. However, there is a small one: the proliferation of on-line bridge. Not only have the established platforms and several new ones been a blessing to clubs in our local areas but they have also enabled players to visit clubs in other parts of the UK and abroad.