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Pancake Day, Tea Stops Play

Serving Pancakes at Your Bridge Afternoon

It’s Shrove Tuesday today and I was thinking that it would be pretty cool to serve pancakes instead of cakes or sandwiches as afternoon tea to bridge pals. However, not many of us nowadays have time for fussy preparation (and washing up) and the Read more

While Away a Wonderful Weekend With Whist part 2

So, from my previous post you know how to play a very simple round of the card game Whist. Now we’re going to spice up the game a notch by introducing TRUMPS. In a nutshell, if a suit is made into a trump suit, all the cards in that suit rank more highly than any other card in the other three suits. In the trump suit, the Ace is the highest ranking card, and 2 is the lowest. Here’s how it works in play: Read more

While Away a Wonderful Weekend With Whist part 1

We have recently welcomed a new member of staff into the team.  Having no knowledge of bridge or any trick-taking games, we’ve just had a very pleasant staff meeting teaching her Whist.  Although there are many different forms Read more

Guide to Downloading the GOTO Bridge XVI Demo

GOTO Bridge XVI Demo

It’s good to know what a piece of software is like before you buy it, and the makers of GOTO Bridge XVI have kindly supplied us with a demo version of their software so that you can trial it and decide whether it’s right for you. Read more

Baize or Felt? A Guide to Buying Wisely

Baize or Felt? A Guide to Buying Wisely

We feel passionately that consumers should be given clear and accurate information about products and it frustrates us that members of the public are regularly being sold ‘quality baize’ when they’re actually buying a fabric which is inferior and in most cases, not even baize. So, we’ve compiled this brief guide to help you shop wisely for your baize. Read more

Personalised Playing Cards

There are many reasons why we think Ours are the Best!

What’s so special about our Personalised Playing Cards?  Here’s the answer: Read more

Internet Shopping for Bridge Supplies? Top Tips for Staying Safe

If you’re buying a mass-market product like a washing machine, retailers advertise the brand and the model number so when you do price comparisons you can be sure you’re comparing like-for-like and getting the best deal.  When you’re buying your bridge supplies, there aren’t many recognised brands or model numbers, so how can you be sure you’re getting a good deal and not just being sold an inferior item?  Read more

Ten Point Guide to Duplicate Boards and Wallets

We stock a range of boards and wallets for duplicate bridge.  Read our Ten Point Guide to help you decide which is right for you, and to help you get the most out of your boards and wallets. Read more

Poetry Corner

Always the comedian, during a recent game of cards Simon cracked a joke about the hand he’d been dealt that made us all laugh.  So, feeling inspired, I put pen to paper (or fingers to keyboard to be more accurate) and put his witticism into a little limerick for you to enjoy!

Here goes… Read more

Kate Knight: Why New York is Special to Me

Kate features New York in her wonderful design work.  We asked her why.

I have been fortunate enough to go to New York, year after year, to exhibit my artwork at a show called Surtex.  This is a trade show for artists and designers who license their artwork to publishers and manufactures from around the world.  Once the exhibition has finished I always take a few days holiday in the city.  Central Park is one of my favourite places to visit.  The inspiration for Perfect Day came from Read more