News from the bridge room – the glorious Italian & Swiss lakes

Host Report by Barry & Maggie Watts

We were based in Varese, which first grew up in this part of North Western Lombardy because it commanded a strategic position at the Southern end of passes through the Alps to Switzerland and Northern Europe. The city has for centuries been the garden resort for Milan 55 miles to the South west and Milan, for a time, was the Western capital of the Roman Empire. Varese is popular today as a tourist resort because it sits in the foothills of the Swiss Alps and is cradled by the fabulous Italian Lakeland.

Queen Miracle River Cruise

For many years the Fan Club, along with Arena ran very successful trips to Holland for the Dutch Conventions. It was decided to hold a special event where we could ...

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Coming Soon to Stitchtopia…

Our Stitchtopia collection is always expanding – each year we offer new destinations and experiences designed with crafters in mind. 2020 is looking to be our best year yet with

News from the Bridge Room at the Chateau des Comtes de Challes

Host Report by Pauline Durie What a pleasure to return to this beautiful chateau situated on the edge of the Rhone Alps, with its breathtaking views of craggy mountains and ...

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Trinichellu, Corsica, France

Trinnichellu – The Little Trains of Corsica

Are you wanting to experience something a little different on your next rail holiday? Well, if you’re looking for adventure and something a little out of the ordinary – we’re ...

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Queen 80s Tracks

No Synthesizers? Underrated 80s Songs by Queen

Last year we put together a list of our favourite underrated 70s tracks by Queen, and it has since received so much love on social media that we decided it ...

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D-Day 75 Voyage of Remembrance

The 6th June 2019 marked the 75th anniversary of one of the most remarkable wartime operations of all time, the D-Day Landings. After many years of working with the Royal ...

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Andrew’s Bridge Tips -Problems facing doubler’s partner

Below are six hands. For each we will consider how East will call after the following sequences. Again you will see that East’s action depends not only on his own ...

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News from the Bridge Room in Rabac, May 2019

Host Report by Pauline Durie and Jacky Baker We were looking  forward to returning to the Istrian Peninsular and were not disappointed. The area is stunning with lush green forests ...

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View of Kaprun, Austria

News from the Bridge Room in Kaprun 2019

Host report by Barry & Maggie Watts We arrived for our Bridge Holiday in Kaprun in Austria’s Eastern Alps to bright sunshine and blue skies. The locals cheerfully advised us ...

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