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    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

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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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Snow in the North Woods

Christine had never been to the North Woods in Central Park. She is far from being alone. Few from the east side bother to walk north-west. Those who do find a quiet oasis in the city with gurgling brook and little waterfalls in the Spring and Summer, seemingly miles from the noise of city bustle. In the Winter, it turns into a fairy land:

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Looking north-west from 96th Street

Looking north-west from 96th Street

Looking down the bridle path at 96th Strre

Looking south at 97th Street

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Snow sheep toys

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Looking south-west across the reservoir

Looking south-west  from the path below the reservoir

Christine, dressed for the winter, in the North Woods

Christine, dressed for the winter, in the North Woods

A favourite painting spot in the Summer

A favourite painting spot in the Summer

Skiers find the terrain challenging as well as delightful

Skiers find the terrain challenging as well as delightful

Emerging from the North Woods, Harlem Meer is iced over and desolate!

Emerging from the North Woods, Harlem Meer is iced over and desolate!

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