Life in 2019

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We were near the end of a voyage on the Silver Discoverer in Aldabra on New Year's Day.

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Then stayed 12 days in the Seychelles form January 5th until January 18th

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Valentine's Day was celebrated by a special tournament & dinner at the Bridge Club

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Sunset from our Moraira balcony

We strayed up into the mountains one day to admire the annual almond blossom

Next was a quick trip to Oxford to seek a second opinion on my knee at the end of February

On our return we enjoyed a glass of cava & icecream cake at Carol's wondrous new house

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JBC had its AGM on March 16th and this was followed by a light lunch & then a tournament

Then on March 18th we flew to Sicily

Followed by 11 days in Malta

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After a Wine Group meeting with Chris & Anne Evans and Celia & Charles
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Easter bunnies in the lobby, Hilltop & the Boyzz with Easter bunny, DuDu, Figola & a bowl of Easter eggs

and then the Easter Tournament at JBC

In May we had 5 nights away in Teruel Province, Spain

And a Dutch Supper at JBC on May 16th

Ted and Cilla came to dinner one night - I was able to cook meat!

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Then, after an absence of 3 years, another trip to Ireland, from Galway up to Donegal along the Wild Atlantic Way

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On June 20th another Ladies Ascot Day was held at JBC

and a week later Peter & Esther Haywood gave an exhibition of their amazing quilts at JBC, our 52nd wedding anniversary

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And we ended up the month by going to see Donizetti's Lucia de Lammermoor at the Valencia Opera con Jessica Pratt y Alessandro Luongo . El opera fue basado en la novela 'The Bride of Lammermoor' de Walter Scott. Descubri Fraser (con su esposa Pauline) en la silla al lado de la mia. Y tambien encontramos Mark y Eric.

Also had lunch with Marie in Zensatez and played bridge with her at JSBSC in the Parador

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July saw us heading for Cordoba & Seville for a 4 night break

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A trim for our resident palm!

In August we set off on our annual pilgrimage to the Gunns, staying in Ezcaray en route to 3 nights in Cognac, then 2 nights with Gaynor & Victor before 2 more nights in Brinas, Rioja

And straight back to the big money JBC Bridge Tournament- never again!

David's birthday in September saw us returning to France, this time for a hedonistic 4 days at Chateau Castigno in the film set village of Assignan, near Narbonne

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Photos received from friends during the year

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