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    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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Queen Mary 2, Round-trip and Formal wear

The drama of Ethel’s hospitalization has not only delayed the posting of this  subject but it has  driven the details of the cruises clean out of my mind! Including, I’m afraid, the names of our cruising companions. And I am without Ethel’s prodigious memory for names and faces.

We have travelled on the QM2 so many times that there was very little left for me to photograph. A great disappointment was that the watercolour class, which I have always enjoyed, was taught at a very elementary level and there seemed little leeway for free-lance working. In the event, I skipped the classes both ways and produced nothing. But I spent the time profitably: Ethel and I took in three piano recitals, RADA’s modern version of “Much Ado About Nothing”, the Planetarium displays and many talks by the guest speakers aboard.

Click on the pictures for detail

Outward Bound

Serious choices

Serious choices

 

Dinner companion

Dinner companion

 

The Commander and his officers bid us welcome aboard

The Commander and his officers bid us welcome aboard

 

At the theatre

At the theatre

 

Afternoon tea with scones and cream

Afternoon tea with scones and cream and music

 

Frenetic decoration

Frenetic decoration

 

Stage Show

Stage Show

 

Dinner companion

Dinner companion

 

 . . . also amateur talent artiste . . .

. . . also amateur talent artiste . . .

 

 . . . and very talented they all were   . . . .

. . . and very talented they all were . . . .

 

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Not a competitor, just an appreciative audience member.

Not a competitor, just an appreciative audience member.

 

Pianist Halida Dinova

Pianist Halida Dinova

 

Stairway art

Stairway art

 

Stage finale

Stage finale

Homeward Bound

SONY DSC

Farewell Southampton

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Searching for the best of the day's programmed events

Searching for the best of the day’s programmed events

 

Madame Butterfly

Madame Butterfly

 

Dinner companion

Dinner companion

 

Waiting for the dinner bell

Waiting for the dinner bell

 

Critical choices . .

Critical choices . .

 

Our Dinner table friends

Our Dinner-table friends

 

Formal night! Susan gave me the Dress Shirt in appreciation of the specialist talent I bring to her horse Rides.

Formal night! Susan gave me the Dress Shirt in appreciation of the specialist talent I bring to her Horse Rides.

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One Response

  1. The shirt looks great on you. Can’t wait to put your skills to work!

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