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Dylan Coates

Bridge Club Championship 17 Nov 2018

After everything was over last night, I arrived home and sat down with a cup of coffee, watched our Springboks beat Scotland, fell asleep in the chair, resurfaced, watched Ireland beat New Zealand, Yes, Yes!, fell asleep again, resurfaced later and just couldn’t fall asleep again. The Adrenalin from yesterday’s events was still coursing through […]

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Bridge Results 15 Nov 2018

Good evening to you all from Country View, where we’ve just had “sound and fury, signifying nothing” from the Highveld weather.( Apologies to Macbeth). But the thunderstorms will come, the rain will bucket down, the Sandpan will fill up and everywhere nature will respond in kind. This morning when Troy and I were taking our […]

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Bridge Results 13 Nov 2018

“There is nothing noble in being superior to your fellow man; true nobility is being superior to your former self.” ― Ernest Hemingway With the Club Pairs Championship being played on Saturday, I got to thinking about several people who have spoken to me over the past year, particularly with reference to their own play. […]

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Bridge Results 8 Nov 2018

This weekend, Sunday, the 11th November, 2018, is the 100th time that this day, called Remembrance Day, will be observed. As most of us are of an age that would relate to it much more than our children or younger acquaintances, I felt it would be befitting for us to observe a moment’s silence at […]

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Bridge Results 6 Nov 2018

We woke up to a chilly Wednesday morning here in Country View, with the maximum temperature being forecast as 19 degrees. It didn’t stop the Mallard ducks and their chicks in their early morning wanderings around the estate, neither the morning gaggle of noisy geese. Business as usual! Nature in all it’s beauty. Last night’s […]

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Bridge Results 1 Nov 2018

It’s a little cold now, 2145 on a Thursday evening, supper is almost forgotten, the news on TV is much the same as this morning, no different really from yesterday, The crooks are still doing what they do, only the amounts change from time to time, with a zero either added on or subtracted, but […]

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Bridge Results 30 Oct 2018

Before I get to the results of last night’s activities, let me briefly address something that occurred during the last three boards, late at night! I speak for both Ian and myself when we apologise for our somewhat loud ‘ discussion’ about the hand which we had just played. The argument was unnecessary and certainly […]

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Bridge Results 26 Oct 2018

What a beautiful day, a day where you can truly say it’s great to be alive. When I walked down to the Sandpan this morning early, the trees and the reeds were as still as any lyrical expression you could think of. Not the slightest stirring. Only the slight ripples from fish nibbles close to […]

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Bridge Results 23 Oct 2018

It’s 0730, a beautiful day outside at Country View and I’ve already walked the old guy around the side of the Sandpan. The old guy? Troy, of course! He turned 11 on the 25th of September and creaks a little when he gets up in the morning, the same as his old friend who walks […]

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