• 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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London and a Ruby Wedding Anniversary (Part 2)

Hostess Linda with husband , Terry

Guests of honour from Perth, W. Australia, Marie and Allan Thompson

Keith Thompson, Les's second son

Margaret, beautiful wife of Keith

Joan (right), sister of Allan's mother and Les's wife, Eileen (I missed the name of the lady on the left, I'm afraid. Perhaps one of the family will correct me).

Olive (left), sister-in-law to Les and me, with Queenie, a long-time family friend

Denise, Olive's daughter, with her husband, Alan

Olive's son Stephen with his wife Kathy

Keith with his daughter Kelly and her friend

Kelly and me


On the left of this picture, sent by Magaret, is Loraine next to partner Ian (Margaret and Keith's son).

Allan and Marie

Preparing to cut the cake

"Who gets the first slice?"

And on to sister-in- law, Brenda’s, house in Woodham Ferrers, Essex:

Bob and Stephanie, with me and Brenda

Stephanie, Kiowa and Brenda

Sharing a witticsim

Gillian and Geoff join us


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