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    November 30. Susan, Christine and I saw two of three new Italian plays at the Cherry Lane theatre. I actually thought I had booked the third offer which was a Pirandello revival but we were all glad that we did not miss “The Journey I Never made” and “Story of Love and Soccer”. Both excellently translated and powerfully acted. The first is a thought provoking and somewhat unsettling portrayal of the current social turmoil and the second is modern thriller about corrupt sport and the triumph of evil over good. We were able to chat with one of the actors about the plays after the show. Before the show we ate lobster and oysters at the  “Fish” restaurant which was only two blocks from the theatre!


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Queen Mary 2 – Artwork

One of the first things I did after boarding the vessel was to register for Cliff Fleenor’s watercolour class. Two sessions per day on the sailing days (none on the Port days). The materials included in the $35 fee were  mostly unusable, but, armed with a brush I borrowed from Cliff and a dinner plate borrowed from the dining room I happily painted away for hours on a covered part of deck 12. Here are the results:


4 Responses

  1. well done ben. trust you both enjoyed the trip, love pnd

  2. D & P. We love the ship. This was our third voyage on the QM2, and since it travels out of New York within a short taxi ride of our apartments, we will probably be taking many future trips on her.

  3. Please note E-mail address change. Wonderful trip. Claire and I have thought of a Christmas cruise, but haven’t taken one yet. Your pictures and story of the voyage make it very tempting. Lucky you to have missed the big blizzard. Still lots of snow on the streets of our little town and some due tomorrow. Happy New Year to you both. John and Claire

    • John. E-mail change duly noted. Your comment is posted on last year’s cruise–I have just posted this year’s report. Happy New Year to you both. Ben and Ethel

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