• Upcoming trips

    September 7 to 15 Tony and Jo will visit us from the UK

    13-23 January, 2018 Cruise out of New York around the Caribbean on the Norwegian Gem

    October 31st - 11 November Caribbean cruise to break up the winter.
  • theatre and Concerrts

    August 2  I lined up on the geriatrics bench to get tickets for Christine and me at the Delacorte Theatre in Central Park last week. I set out early and reached the bench  before 9.30 in the morning thinking that I would be among the first–I did not want a repeat of the great disappointment of the previous week when the last ticket to be given out at noon went to the man immediately in front of Susan and myself! But I was wrong again; the bench was already two thirds full of aggressive oldies and I was once again on tenterhooks until the noon distribution. I was joined by Christine’s friend, Barbara, who , with her husband, were to make a foursome for the event. Both couples brought a bottle of wine to enhance the evening.

    And what an evening it was! Shakespeare’s “A Midsummer Nights Dream” has never been done better in my view. Absolutely suited to the outdoor theatre. The set included a fairy forest with changing colored lights which added mystery to the actors who passed in and out of it. The cast included a nightclub singer. The costumes, not confined to one era, included a modern suit and gown.

    The mechanicals were a child’s delight. Part fairy tale, part pantomime the action was played at a spanking pace and was continuously amusing. What is more, Shakespeare’s words came across wonderfully well.


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Dilys’s Poppies

Dilys sent me this photograph of her work. Now that she has started, I hope that she will let us see more of it. This piece is 18″ x 15″, oil on canvasDilysArt


3 Responses

  1. Dilys.The reproduction of your painting comes across reasonably well, I think,in spite of the fact that, as you say, the photo is not as bright as the original. I like it,and putting the vase on that litte Chinese stand is a nice touch.

  2. Dilys,
    The painting is lovely. I like it very much. Glad to see that you are painting. I agree with Ben, show us more of your work.
    Seems as if it has been so long since I have heard from you – I miss our chats.

  3. Thanks for that Susan, I did the painting 10yrs ago!!
    When you get time could you send me your e-mail address. Thanks, love Dilys

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