• 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

  • 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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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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