Tuesday 30 January 2007

Oh that wonderful smell of toner !

Well, the BGB Sims have been finalised, and the results are printed - we have two printers here in the office and Mark gets so cross with me when I am doing the results because I take them both over completely and he can't print anything for about two days ! Now we are getting them all into the envelopes with the heat winner prizes etc ready to wing them off to you in the next couple of days. The office has that warm and wonderful smell of toner and hot printers - luckily it has been mild and I have been able to have the door open for a little while.

In the meantime I am busy getting the paperwork ready for the EBU Spring Sims and the World Wide Sims, as well as getting hands to the commentators for the EBU and BGB Autumn Sims, nagging the commentator for the Summer Sims, looking ahead to the Children in Need, tripping over the boxes of booklets for the Charity Challenge Sims, and waiting for the delivery of the booklets for the BGB Spring sims so I can trip over those as well!

Fortunately for me (and the family) none of this impinges on my kitchen, which is a Work Free Zone - I love cooking and it is the time of my day when I can relax and be creative ... seems I make a reasonable hash of it, as my friends like coming here to eat ! Last night it was honey & soy chicken parcels served with cardamom rice and stir-fried vegetables ... yummy.

So - back to the sims I guess ... ho hum !

Monday 22 January 2007

Monday Monday

Having spent the weekend painting the hall, it is back to my desk with a vengeance this morning.
The WBF Charity Pairs start tonight - I hope we manage to raise lots of lovely money for the WBF School - Results and information is here, and you can make a donation even if you can't play!

There is also a mass of information to go onto the EBU site and I will be working on that this afternoon, then it is onto the Regulations for Shanghai, deep joy and an update of the pages about the World Championships. I will post a message here when I have done the update, so do keep coming back and having a look.

Saturday 20 January 2007

Starting Point!

Well, everyone else is doing it - there are blogs appearing left, right, centre - every which way. So, I thought I would give it a rock ! It may well prove to be a great way to communicate, with bridge news and info, and even (oh vanity) for a way to tell you about about myself and my work both in and out of the bridge scene.

And a quiet Saturday seemed like a good time to start - I am not really working, just doing a bit of tidying up of the files on the computer, and getting rid of some rubbish, dealing a few sets of boards for Simultaneous Pairs, a job that always slugs the computer I do it on, and I thought - hey, why not, let's see what this blogging is all about!

I will use this blog to try and keep you informed of some of the things that are happening in the bridge world, but you may find it interspersed with rather more personal stuff, so if you find that boring ... well, don't read it !