• 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

    June 9 Christine  lined up for tickets to the Public’s production of “Julius Caesar” in Central Park. This politicized version sported a look-alike Trump as Caesar, hoards of frenetic protesters and a slight female (with no Shakespearian diction) as the wily Marc Antony. But where oh where was the Shakespeare? The highlight of the event was, for me, the sight of an impudent baby raccoon wandering around the apron of the stage!

    June 11 Saw “Cost of Living” at the Manhattan Theatre Club. Wonderfully acted by the four-member cast, the play concerns two couples; one, a caregiver and a double amputee and the other a caregiver and a paraplegic. The scene-changing  accommodates the two wheelchairs very well but the multiplicity of the changes required, makes the story line difficult to follow.
    June  Barbara managed to get 3 seats  in the 59e59th theatre to see “Invincible” by Torben Betts. It is a British story about two neighbouring couples meeting socially for the first time. One couple is  young, avant-garde and activist and the other is typically London east-end. The four actors are marvelous in their parts and the writing of the characters is supurb.

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Birthday Lunch in Russell Square

Gillian arranged a meeting  of the Thompson clan in the lobby of the President Hotel in Russell Square where we were staying. Circumstances this year, kept the meeting short and the number of people able to come, much lower than previous years. So, after a drink in the hotel bar, we went to lunch  in an Italian restaurant nearby. The pictures came mainly from various smart-phones.

Men’s talk in the hotel bar . . . (Ian, myself and Tony)

 

Here am I being presented with a cake sporting just one candle–The full number would have burnt the place down! . . . .

 

. . . . Surrounded by my wonderfully caring family and friends . . . (Christine, Jo, Tony and Ian)  . . .

 

. . . . daughter Kim . . .

 

. . . . Pam . . . . .

 

. . . . jo .

 

Artwork in the restaurant mall–daytime . . .

 

Nighttime

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2 Responses

  1. Hi Ben
    Good to see some Birthday pictures we certainly enjoyed the day.
    Did you get Tony’s e-mail? Anyway we have booked our trip and arrive in New York on September the 7th for eight nights! Looking forward to seeing you again. Love Tony and Jo x

    • Thanks, Jo. I did reply to Tony’s e-mail–looking forward to seeing you both in September. Love, Ben

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