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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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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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