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    October 14 to 21 Cruise - Bermuda
  • theatre and Concerrts

    November 3rd. Saw the much acclaimed “The Nap” by Brian Bean. By coincidence, Christine and I watched the world snooker championship on the BBC while we were in London last May; the play is about an elaborate con pulled on the championships. Billed as a comedy, it has, in the cast, a transvestite Mrs. Malaprop. The actor/actress playing the part did not have the timing to make the most of the mis-pronounced humour. There was a very clever coordination between the real table on which the contestants played (one of whom was a real snooker champion) and the screen above  it showing the action. The con included a somewhat unconvincing fake execution which scuttled the comedy in my view.

    October 3. Attended a beautiful memorial to the late Robert Mann at the Manhattan School of Music. The highlight was  sandwiched  between Mozart and Faure – Robert Mann’s setting of The Swedish Match Girl. The story was narrated By his 96 -year-old widow, Lucy. The piano quartet included Nicholas Mann, Robert’s son.

     Ocober 8. Susan and went to the 92nd Street Y to see a pre-screening of the film “The Oath” followed by a question and answer period by the author/director and a well-known television personality. Susan was,  I think, impressed–it is an obvious Liberal political piece–I was put off by the gratuitous violence and expletive-heavy dialogue.

    October 9. Susan, Christine and I saw a most-marvelous production of Chekov’s “Uncle Vanya” at The Kaye Playhouse. The action was brilliantly played out by the actors in the pit of the theatre with the audience rising in tiers all around them.

    All the actors were superb, but Jay O. Sanders in the title role gave a commanding performance and the audience was spell-bound from beginning to end.

     

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Rehoboth Beach via The Cape May Ferry

Last week we met up with Susan and Craig for four days of R & R at Rehoboth Beach in Delaware. Christine wanted to drive via the Cape May ferry — something she had not done before. The weather was warm and bright —  perfect for a boat ride — it took just over an hour to get to Lewes, in Delaware. A very enjoyable trip.

The confident smoke-stack of the ferry-boat

 

Top deck

 

Passengers waiting aft

 

Cape May dock

From Lewes, it is a ten-mile drive to Rehoboth Beach where Susan had booked us a room next to hers in the Sandcastle Motel. It is a very slow ten miles because the greater part of the route is through a continuous series of strip-malls requiring 14 sets of traffic lights in seven miles! The sun was too strong for me to stay long at the beach. I walked around the lake in the leafy shade of the local park; ate oysters, mussels and clams at several of the local restaurants and wound up with a fun evening at Rehoboth’s amusement arcade. Susan and I share the same passion when it comes to skeeball, cranes and whack-a-mole. My eye is not as efficient as it used to be, but I did manage to lift out a stuffed Kermit doll with one of the cranes and I successfully whacked a rubber frog  onto a floating lily pad to  be rewarded with a stuffed snake! (Susan has posted a video clip of this event on her Facebook page).

Strange name but a perfect place to relax

 

Appropriate décor for the biggest seafood restaurant in town

 

A passing visitor was so impressed by our relaxed disposition, that she asked to take this photo of us!

THE END

 

 

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