• 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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Canterbury, Chaucer and the Cathedral (Part 1)

We spent many hours in Canterbury before we had to catch our late afternoon train back to London. Christine was fascinated by the ancient Cathedral. Even after severe culling, we have far too many views of interest we would like to share for one post. I will put up the city pictures on this one and the Cathedral views on one following.

The old Butter Market . . .

 

A river runs through Canterbury. It’s now contained and supports sight-seeing boat trips . .

 

Chaucer’s monument –We pilgrims come to see him now! . . .

. . . The base . . . (Hot metal type which I used to set by hand when I was an apprentice). . .

 

Bustling Tudor street . . .

 

Jo and the West gate of the old walled city

 

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Outside a Burgate restaurant where we had a nice lunch . .

 

Historical interest galore in this ancient city which was originally a Roman settlement . . .

 

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First sight of the beautiful Bell Tower.

END OF THE CITY TOUR . .

 

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