• Upcoming trips

    May 3 to May 10 Staying at the Royal National Hotel, Bedford Way (Telephone : 020 7637 2488). Susan, Kim and Gillian are arranging a family gathering at the nearby Greek restaurant on the 7th May

    Hope to see lots of you then. Kiowa will be joining us.

    21-24 Feb Atlantic City break.
  • Theatre and Music

    Feb 10 Saw the Irish Rep's production of 'The Burial at Thebes'; The late Seamus Heaney's adaptation of Sophocles' "Antigone"

    Heaney's dialogue is a little pedestrian at times but, all in all, tells the tale wonderfully. The Irish Rep cast spoke powerfully to the audience and every word could be heard. The production certainly deserves its five stars!

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Ben’s Page

Welcome

The content of this bBenbloglog is directed mainly, but not entirely, towards friends and travelling companions who may now still be numbered among the hundreds in spite of the attrition of the years . Their varied interests cover the world’s spectrum. The aim is a personal one,  it is to keep the conversation and exchange of ideas going for as long as I am able. The blog, then, will give viewers a fairly continuous idea of where I am and what I am up to so that they can respond when an interest is sparked. I hope that my camera will help prompt your comments and e-mails

The “Recent Posts” widget (sidebar) on the right will give you an idea of the travels I have  just made and of  my New York impressions. Below this is an index of my ‘Memoirs’ chapters which can now be read in the order in which they were written.

On the left-hand side you will see a notice of my upcoming trips followed by a notice  of my theatre- and concert-going and what my thoughts of the performances were. Below this, there is  a widget which allows those interested to register and receive notices of new posts automatically.

Notes: Click on the pictures, most will enlarge to full screen and give much greater detail

Misc.

Daughter Susan and me at the Met (picture taken by Craig)

 

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4 Responses

  1. I very much enjoyed your photos from Dresden. One city in Germany that I have not been to. Claire and I have no trips planned in the near future, but the wanderlust will get to us I am sure.

    John and Claire

  2. Had a great time discussing and solving the world’s problems with you. Your daughter is absolutely wonderful. Still would like to get to Scotland with you. Tom Cook

    • Tom. Wasn’t it a marvelous trip? We enjoyed ourselves and everybody’s company so much. Did you find your picture in one of the posts? Ben

  3. I was sorely tempted to supply the names of the orchids at the botanical gardens. Fortunately for all, I resisted. Dave would not have done so!

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