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What does it take to accept happy?

Posted by Nicole Cook on Tuesday, July 2, 2013,
"I am happy so it is of no consequence what others think." Dean Kootz wrote of a character in his novel Lightning 

Audio books offer escapism as I tread the daily mill - walking the dog, journeying to my next bridge event, or putting myself through my fitness paces. My latest Audible selection Lightning has yet to reveal itself as a delight or bore, but this quote did launch a needle point assault to my consciousness. That’s me I thought – actually I am happy. I absolutely love my life, fu...


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What stops you? And makes you spin?

Posted by Nicole Cook on Thursday, May 23, 2013,
Today my world was twice spun upside down in the space of minutes – Number 1: I went to the doctor to get jabs for joining a household with a new born back with my family Down Under. The nurse would not administer the requested jabs until she had determined I was sufficiently vaccinated for travel to Australia – oh my have I been in this country so long I need protection just to go home?! Number 2: As I got into the car post-jabbed, I noticed the temperature gauge on my dash reading 12.5C...
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Double Trouble

Posted by Nicole Cook on Thursday, May 16, 2013,
I have been asked by a Club Manager to check the scoring of a recent club session. A declarer had bid to make 11 tricks and succeeded. Recording the result in her Bridgemate, she was assigned +550 as a doubled game. Her counterpart in another section had scored +570 for successfully bidding for only 9 tricks and making 10. Natural instinct suggested to our first declarer and the Club Manager that bidding higher would score more and both were confused by what appeared to be a scoring inconsist...
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