• Upcoming trips

    May 2 to May 14 London vacation. We will be staying in the President Hotel, 56 - 60 Guildford Street, Russell Square, London, WC1N 1DB. Telephone : 020 7388 4443. Hope to see you all then.
  • theatre and Concerrts

    April 11 Susan, Christine and I went to “The Tank” to see Celeste Cahn perform her work: “A lady does not scratch her crotch”, which she also wrote and directed. It was an intensely acted review of women’s historical and present day emotional and societal challenges. The title protests that a lady does not scratch her crotch, but this one did– and since her hand was covered in shaving cream at the time, the result was really messy!

    April 15 Peoples’ Concert at the Town hall. An all-Mozart concert given by the Peabody Chamber Orchestra. It was conducted with confident professionalism by Leon Fleisher in spite of his advancing years. He also played the solo piano in the A Major Concerto with his old sparkle still intact.

     

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Art- Rebecca’s progress and QM2 work

Rebecca, (Kim’s daughter and my granddaughter) is very shy about her work but I think her talent  needs some encouraging exposure. Here is her sketch of her favourite character and a pencil portrait which shows considerable promise:

My own efforts on the Queen Mary 2 were disappointing this last trip. For the first time the teaching class was unrelentingly basic and I left it after the second session. Outside painting on the deck was not possible because of the cold temperature and wind so I was able to do only a little sketching as crowding passenger traffic would permit. This sketch of a piece of modern scultpture was the best:

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