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    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

  • theatre and Concerrts

    July 1  Saw “Napoli, Brooklyn” by Meghan Kennedy at the Laura Pels Theatre. It is based upon a real-life disaster, the surprise staging of which, is mind shattering! However, the story line has a surfeit of themes added; religious brain-washing, the effect of a bullying husband and father and lesbian freedom. None of these is fully convincing in spite of the excellent acting of the cast.

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Atlantic City update

We took one of our AC breaks on June first and second grace the Showboat Casino. The weather was ideal for walking the Boadwalk and sitting on the beach. Inside the Casinos the air-conditioning was fierce and Ethel had to wear a vest at the tables.

Here is a picture of me with the Museum behind. It has been reopened but there are no exhibits to be seen. It’s portion of the old pier is being restored but the rest, behind it, is being dismantled and will no longer present a painting subject alas!

The boardwalk is still being restored after last year's storms

All that's left of the old pier

The destroyer at work

Double portrait of me. The slimmer version on the right was before dinner!

Actually the picture above was a reflection in the one-way glass facade of the "Flagship" Casino. This is last year's picture. After a months-long period of inactivity, work has recommenced and it appears to be nearing completion


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