Mentally drained, I am. 60 boards of bridge played today, six lots of 10 boards at a time, with about a 10 minute break in between each set while they calculated the results and redrew for the next set; 45 minutes for lunch, finally finished at about 5.30pm, having started at 9.30pm. It was as challenging as we thought it would be, given that there were some very senior players – luckily, we didn’t get to meet too many of them! 🙂
But I’m very happy to say that my partner and I managed to get first prize in the Junior section, which surprised us both, as we really didn’t think we’d had that good a day! So we’re still in the race for the regional championship I mentioned in an earlier post, which is pretty exciting; although I’m not about to chuck in my day job … 😉
Woke up this morning to no electricity, which caused some consternation, given that if I don’t have power, I don’t have any water, which meant no shower and no hot cuppa to start the morning … 😦 My bridge partner came to the rescue and offered both shower and breakfast, so I gathered together my clothes, shower stuff, woolly hat and gloves (it was bitter outside), opened the door to leave – and the power came back on 🙂 A good day to be inside in the warm for sure – when we got back home again there was snow on the ground and a biting cold wind straight off the Southern Alps: brrr!!
Just want to say congratulations to the Southland Sharks, who tonight won the final of the NZ National Basketball League in only their 4th year in the league: they played an awesome semi-final against probably the best team in the league (Wellington Saints) yesterday, and tonight were equally good against the Nelson Giants – way to go, boys! And now I’m just off to watch a little bit of the Ashes cricket test before hitting the sack: g’night, everyone!