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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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My watercolour  painting has languished; falling  victim to the ‘Sturm und Drang’ of Ethel’s move over the last four months. Now we have reached calmer waters, I have hefted brush again and a picture of the ouput follows.

It is an impression of susan’s horse, ‘Playdoh’.  Aptly, It is painted on the 300lb Arches paper which Susan bought for me as a gift!

I have tried to show young  ‘Playdoh’ free from all restraints and feeling his oats.

I hope to be joining the painting class in the hold of the QM2 next week  and  on th return voyage!

Click on the picture for detail



‘Playdoh’,  12″ x 16″


2 Responses

  1. Papa, I love the painting. I know I am a little biased because of the subject matter but I think it is your best ever. You have captured his face really well including the fact that he often looks just slightly worried even when he is having fun. Must have gotten the Thompson anxiety gene by osmosis

    • Susan. Smuggly gratified that I got a good likeness for you. I’m now agonising over the choice of a frame. Love, Ben

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