A message from Bob & Jacky Baker

A message to all the guests who have been on holidays with Bob & Jacky.

We are both terribly disappointed that we have been unable to be on the holidays this autumn to Jersey and Menorca. Unfortunately Bob has been diagnosed with a serious illness, and it is not clear if we will be able to continue with the holidays.

We would like to thank Arena for giving us the fantastic opportunity to see so many parts of Europe and to meet so many enthusiastic bridge players – we would like to think that many of them have become our friends. We will miss you all – good luck for the future and may all your finesses win and trumps always break kindly.

We would also like to thank the staff at Arena who have given us such professional backing, and the hosts and helpers who we have worked with over the last few years.

We are very sorry that Bob and Jacky are unable to host these holidays early next year, and we are extremely grateful for their fantastic contribution over the many years that they have been hosting our bridge holidays. We know that they will be greatly missed by their colleagues, their regular travellers and all of us at First for Bridge who I am sure all wish them well.

Pleased be advised that the following will now staff our Lanzarote and Cyprus holidays:

Mark Hooper will be our bridge director in Lanzarote in January, assisted by our hosts Fran Keene and Liz Farrar.

Nigel Durie will be directing Paphos in March, and Pauline Durie will be your host on this holiday.